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Enter the era of the controversial proposal ultimatum: “I told him to propose or I was moving on”

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Proposal ultimatums are trending.

Our scene begins, as so many TikTok trends do, in the front seat of a car. A woman in her thirties is doing the digital equivalent of screaming into the void, asking why she’s had a string of multi-year relationships with men but never a proposal of marriage, something she’s wanted all her life.

“This is probably one of the most humiliating videos I’m ever going to make,” the wildly popular London-based Canadian content creator Estée Lalonde says to camera. “Genuinely, how do all you girls getting engaged get engaged? I have tried to convince pretty much every partner I’ve been with — and yes, I’m saying convinced because it doesn’t seem to come naturally — and no one is proposing to me.”

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Sarah Laing
Sarah Laing is a Toronto-based freelance contributor for The Kit, writing about about celebrity and culture.

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