Say Cheese!

I read this article in the NY Times recently.  It's about men who hire photographers to secretly snap photos of them when they propose  to their girlfriends in public.  I hate to pass judgment, but I just never understood the notion of proposing in public.  Plus, the idea of a photographer hiding behind a tree snapping photos is creepy.  Is it that we all secretly yearn for a life of fame and paparazzi?