This Olympian Just Announced His Engagement the Old-Fashioned Way
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This Olympian Just Announced His Engagement the Old-Fashioned Way

When announcing one’s engagement a lot of us like to get creative and go grand for the reveal. We’ve seen plenty of viral videos and photo shoots highlighting this fact — examples include a 101 Dalmatians meet cute, an Ed Sheeran assisted-bended knee moment and an Instagram scavenger hunt. One way to announce the future nuptials that has kinda been replaced by the more elaborate social media versions is through your local newspaper. That’s exactly how Olympic diver Tom Daley chose to share the happy news of his engagement to screenwriter and filmmaker Dustin Lance Black and it’s giving us all the feels. <3

The engagement announcement of “Mr. T.R. Daley and Mr. D.L. Black” was spotted in Thursday’s edition of British newspaper The Times. It wasn’t the first celeb forthcoming marriage announcement for the publication however. The Times was also the outlet Benedict Cumberbatch chose to share his engagement news with the world last November. Those Brit like themselves an old-fashioned reveal ;)

While not much is known about the couple’s engagement, other than that it happened, there is a little clue from Dustin’s Instagram. He recently shared a picnic picture with the caption, “Having a hard time focusing on work today. Keep thinking back to our perfect Sunday in the park.” Did the question popping go down here?!

The couple, who met back in 2013 shortly before the Olympian shared an emotional coming out YouTube video and have been dating ever since, are sure to have a busy engagement as the diver is gearing up for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. We can’t wait to see if and how this duo incorporates that major event into their own. Could you imagine a wedding at the Olympics?! Until we know more ring and wedding details, congrats, Tom and Dustin!

How did you, or do you, plan on announcing your engagement? Through social media, your local paper, or not at all? Share in the comments.

(Photos via Gareth Cattermole/Getty, @dlanceblack + @tomdaley1994)