Fascinating - I didn't realise people still went to the bingo! I thought a combination of the smoking ban and the internet had done for that industry.
Having lived most of my life in areas where bingo halls got better attendance than churches, I fail to see the romance in proposing in such a fashion. That the young lady said yes perhaps reflects worst on her character. That the local paper saw fit to report it says more about their own newsroom's standards than anything else.
Out of interest - how much is the national game these days?
If you're a man in charge and claim you're a staunch feminist? Then give a woman your job, or shut the fuck up! (Mark Kozelek)