CONTRARY to every rom-com we ever watched growing up, there’s no “direito” time to get engaged – for some couples, it happens within the first few months while other prefer to wait years.
But when student Ukabed Sheybani, 24, met her boyfriend Cherno Ameri in March this year, it didn’t take long for her to figure out that he was “The One”.
Rather than waiting for him to pop the question, the student – who is studying to become a social worker – decided to break away from tradition.
Ela explicou: “We met on Tinder in March. This relationship was something special, it means so much to me.
“He still gives me butterflies everyday. He treats me like a queen. So why not get engaged?”
Em um TikTok video that’s racked up 10 MILLION views, Ukabed filmed the nerve-wracking moment she got down on one knee in front of all Cherno’s mates as they celebrated his birthday early.
No clipe, Ukabed creeps up on her other half as he’s enjoying a meal before asking him to marry her – and she had a friend on hand to film the heart-warming moment too.
That said, it didn’t come as too much of a surprise to Cherno because Ukabed had always been vocal about wanting to be the one who proposed.
Contudo, it did scupper his plans to pop the question himself – which he was going to do two days later on his actual birthday.
The quilt designer added: “It was a very big surprise for me. I couldn’t have imagined she was going to do it and do it two days before my birthday. I’m so happy she asked me.”
After sharing the happy news on social media, the couple were shocked by the negative comments they received from people who took issue with how long they’d been together AND the fact that Ukabed proposed.
One critic replied: “When it comes to this, I’m not a feminist.”
“Girl don’t do that, I kinda felt for his embarrassment,” outro adicionado. “Let’s keep the traditional way where the guy asks the girl.”
enquanto isso, a third raged: “Sim, this is a no. I’m sure if he hasn’t proposed, it is for a reason.”
Despite the criticism, Ukabed hasn’t let the trolls burst her wedding bubble and she says she wouldn’t change anything about her proposal.
Ela disse: “How can they judge my life when they don’t know anything about us? It made me mad.
“I got angry when I saw comments saying, ‘You’re so easy’ or ‘Girls don’t chase, they attract.’ I felt like saying ‘What do you mean? Do you believe in equality or not?’
“Other people were telling me it wasn’t normal. It was mostly women who were posting these negative comments.
“I’d never really spoken up about gender equality before as it’s a normal thing. Both women and men should be equal and have the same opportunities in life.
“We don’t have a wedding date yet, we’re going to be together for a while. But the proposal is something I really wanted to do, and I knew that if I didn’t do it, he would.”
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