Couple Engaged After Marriage Proposal Goes Live at Blog

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Germany-based pair to tie the knot; Online proposal gets a global "Yes".

I sat on his lap and my heart beat like a hurricane. He saw the posting... the photo...and slowly realized what it was about. He was so cute and started to cry

Congratulations to Rebecca Daalmann and Christian Schulze, whose engagement captured the hearts of blog readers globally when she proposed to him via the popular blog on freelancing,

The two residents of Germany met online in 2004, at the community. Rebecca had stumbled upon Christian's picture and was instantly intrigued. After two messages, they began chatting. Soon after, the couple began dating. They've lived together for more than two years now.

Most recently, the 18-year-old media and communications student knew that the time was right to seal the deal. She decided an online proposal via one of Christian's favorite websites would be the perfect gesture, and chose because the 23-year-old freelance web designer and developer frequents the blog on a daily basis. So Rebecca contacted the website to see if she could get a message posted asking him to marry her. Instantly, the staff at the Australian-based blog was on board.

"I thought a lot about wedding proposal ideas and finally realized that this was the perfect match. Christian always talks about, especially about the conversations in the Freelance Radio podcast," says Rebecca. She spoke to Skellie Wag, editor, to arrange the logistics.

"I was pretty excited about putting the post up," says Wag. "At first you think, 'Is this too weird?' but when you have the chance to give one of your readers a wonderful surprise, ultimately you can't say no to that opportunity."

On May 17, 2008, the post--and the proposal--were live for the entire world to see ( Rebecca got up that day at 6 a.m. to confirm that the post was up. She couldn't wait to show it to him. "But it was a Saturday and he slept like a log," she recalls. After 7 a.m., she couldn't contain her excitement and he woke up. "I told him about a surprise. But said he must search for it. After a lot of 'cold' and 'warm' he ended on his laptop and he still had the job board open."

"I sat on his lap and my heart beat like a hurricane. He saw the posting... the photo...and slowly realized what it was about. He was so cute and started to cry," she adds. "And he said yes immediately!"

The couple plan on marrying next summer in Dresden. "I would love to go by carriage to the wedding and I want to carry beautiful orchids," says the glowing bride-to-be. "The celebration will be kind of small, only the family and the closest friends should come."

Although their big day will be on the smaller side, the couple--and more than 24,000 daily subscribers to the site--will never forget the day that their favorite career blog brought two people together, forever.

"Our staff and our readers are the same type of people. We're all freelancers, so that community bond is really the glue that holds everything together," Wag added. "We're always looking for ways to make that bond stronger, and this was the perfect opportunity." features daily postings about succeeding as a freelancer. The interactive community was founded in 2007 and boasts over 500,000 visitors monthly and more than 24,000 RSS subscribers, as well as a host of regular advertisers. The site is also home to Freelance Radio, a biweekly podcast available on iTunes. is one of a family of sites owned and operated by Eden Creative Communities based in Sydney, Australia.


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