There is nothing I can think of that would be more hurtful than getting a "no" when you propose marriage to someone. That is why it always amazes me when some idiot pops the question when he is not 100% sure he is going to get a yes. Add to that, doing it in public or on video is just plain stupid. So, why would these guys do this?

I think the answer is pretty clear. I believe they think that if they do it in front of a big crowd or cameras the girl will almost be forced to say yes. After all, who would hurt their boyfriend in front of all those people? Fortunately for us, plenty of women would. Like this girl at a recent UCLA basketball game. Epic Fail, as the kids say.