I’m not sure why people propose in public. Does it add to the romance? Does it make it feel spontaneous? Maybe it’s because they always do it in the movies, and then the huge surrounding crowd cheers them when the girl says yes. It’s definitely a moment.
In this home video, we see the dark side of public proposals, how they can quickly turn against you and become massive displays of public humiliation. I feel bad for this guy though. Especially when he talked about how she liked to eat cupcakes.