Young Turkish woman accepts marriage proposal on Twitter
@zeythehuman Instagram accountA young Turkish woman accepted a marriage proposal tweeted by her boyfriend, whom she met on Twitter two years ago, after a thousand people “favorited” the tweet.
Things started to unfold when Onur Cengiz, a social media strategist for an Istanbul-based advertising agency, wrote about his willingness to propose once his tweet received 250 favorites.
“I will propose to @zeynepalpay for 250 favs,” Cengiz tweeted.
The target was soon met, leading Cengiz to tweet a marriage proposal in capital letters. Zeynep Alpay responded by asking for a thousand favorites in order to accept the proposal.
“I will accept @OnurCengiz’s proposal for a thousand favorites,” she tweeted.
Cengiz lobbied online for public support and managed to garner a thousand favorites in less than twenty minutes, leading Zeynep to accept his proposal with an image captioned “Heck Yes!”
Twitter users who witnessed the exchange followed in the couple’s footsteps, making jokes.
“I can be your marriage witness for 500 favorites,” one user said.
“Hope I can also favorite your newborn in the future,” commented another.
The social media platform is increasingly popular amongst Turkey’s overwhelmingly young population of 80 million. Electronic Frontier Foundation reported March 2014 that around 14 percent of Turkish citizens use Twitter.