What happens when two location-based social network geeks use “tips” on foursquare to communicate with one another? This isn’t a trick question. They get married! One proposed to the other by way of technology. Web designer “Geoff G” proposed to his girlfriend Rhea this past Saturday when she used her phone to check in on the last remaining steamboat traversing the Mississipi River through New Orleans. It was a mix of the old and new, pretty romantic as such things go.
Since the two were connected on the service, the tip “RHEA: Will you marry me?” popped up on Rhea’s phone when she checked in on the boat. Of course, she said yes! Both also received the “I’m on a boat” badge on Foursquare for checking in on a boat.