I am such a lush. SUCH a big, romantic baby. Well. It’s done. Rand Fishkin, known to everyone in the search engine marketing industry as the gorgeous heart throb behind SEOMoz.org, popped the question to his long-time girlfriend, Geraldine, during her favorite TV show.

Here is the commerical where he proposed during the Veronica Mars show.

Here is her reaction.

To be honest, I think Rand risked losing her. At any second, I was thinking they would need to call an ambulance, or get some oxygen to her.

But, I had faith. I know Rand, and he’s head over heels in love with her. I only “know” Geraldine from her writings in the SEOMoz blog. She’s a skilled writer who writes from the heart and with humor in all the right places. Her warmth comes through even when she’s put on the spot by a surprise marriage proposal intended to be aired during the Super Bowl game.

I am a lush.

Yes, I cried. I’m still all choked up. I love to witness real love.

We need more of this stuff.

By the way?

She said “yes!”.

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Kim Krause Berg’s long background in web design, SEO and usability includes software application functional and user interface testing, accessibility, information architecture and persuasive design. She shared her passion for Usability and SEO through her site and private consulting at Cre8pc for 17 years. Kim founded Cre8asiteforums in 1998. In the fall of 2012 she sold her forums to Internet Marketing Ninjas and retired from private consulting to join their Executive Management team where she continues her work in usability testing, customer experience and conversions design.

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