Feb. 18, 2011 at 2:40 PM ET
Some men worry about forgetting relationship anniversaries or meeting a girl's parents, but Paul Mapplethorpe has other fears: What if his fiancée of ten years gets one million people to join a Facebook group? If she does that, he'll have to finally marry her!
The Daily Mail reports that 38-year-old Paul Mapplethorpe has told his longtime fianceé, 32-year-old Kelly Coxhead, that he will marry her on 11/11/11 — her dream wedding date — if she manages to get one million people to join a Facebook group before then.
After hearing that, Coxhead did what any frustrated person might consider doing: She started a Facebook group called "I NEED 1 MILLION PEOPLE TO JOIN FOR PAUL TO MARRY ME C'MON GUYS HELP ME lol" and explained her troubles in the description:
we been together 10 years and i think its about time he got off his stubborn arse and married me.....lol he just informed me that i need to get 1 million people to join.....lol so come on join prove to him that i can do it....hahaha ♥ ♥
Apparently Coxhead has tried to convince Mapplethorpe to lower the number of necessary group members, but no dice. The man is sticking by the one million mark:
I talked about setting up a group on Facebook to get people to join to support me and said to Paul how many people do I need to get? He said a million. We've been engaged for 10 years and I think it's time he walked me down the aisle.
It might seem crazy to most of us that someone would make something as significant as marriage depend on something as silly as a Facebook group (then again, we live in a world with "The Bachelor"), but this seems to be how this particular couple wants to do it. So if you're looking to help Coxhead out with her mission to find marital bliss, here's a link to her Facebook group.
Only a few hundred thousand members to go!