Wasn't there that situation once where someone proposed really publicly at a football or basketball game or something like that and it was all on live TV and the girl said no? In public in front of millions. I bet he just wanted the ground to open up.
Yeah I think it's really cheesy, but then I am quite private about my emotions and stuff. I think if a guy does it that much in public it's because either a) he thinks she is more likely to be pressurised into saying yes in front of an audience, or b) he enjoys being in front of an audience himself. I prefer more privacy for that sort of expression of intent and emotion, and I wonder about the motivation of anyone seeking a large audience. Are they doing it because it's important to them and what they want, or because they will get an 'awww' on telly! If that makes sense.