So…I’m engaged.

So…at the end of my talk last night I proposed to Michaelyn.

Luckily, for me at least, she said yes.  :)  Videos will come shortly.  Leave any congrats for me (or sympathy and protestations of “there’s still time to change your mind” for her) in the comments here.  :)

Right now we’re sitting at the marriage panel at Skepticon, letting Matt Dillahunty and Adam Lee tell us how to approach marriage rationally.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Nox

    Congratulation JT and Michaelyn.

  • Katybe

    Yay, congratulations.

  • Dorfl


    Congratulations from a lurker!

  • Loqi

    I take it Chris Kluwe didn’t respond to your post, then? :P
    Congrats, both of you.

  • Adam

    Cheers JT and Michaelyn.

  • Manoj Joseph

    Congratulations JT, Michaelyn!

  • guest

    I would have been one of those people saying “if you need a backup driver, let me know”. Aparently I’m getting old, because now i’m just happy for the people, whatever happens. So woot! congratulations to both of you. (I came to this post after seeing the ring first. it’s perfect!)

  • Zinnia Jones

    Congrats on the engagement, you two!

  • Karen

    Congratulations! May you have a happy lifetime together.

  • samantha

    Awesome!!!!! I am SO happy for y’all!!!! Give Michaelyn a hug for me!

  • Melanie

    Congratulations you two! The ring is beautifully geeky. :)

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  • noodlezoop

    Congratulations to you both! Good luck with The Crucial Detail You Didn’t Think About And Now It Has To Be Done In Two Days, whatever that turns out to be.

  • Morgan


  • Lucy

    Another lurker here to add my congratulations! I’m already looking forward to seeing the wedding photos.

  • Ani J. Sharmin

    Congratulations to both of you!

  • SherryH

    Congratulations to you both, and many best wishes for your marriage!

  • peicurmudgeon

    Congratulation you guys.

  • Molch

    Congratulations to you both!

  • Godless Teen

    Congrats, guys! :D

  • Reality Enthusiast

    Congratulations, you two!

  • NightRaith

    Way to go JT

  • WMDKitty

    Congratulations to you both!

  • Fabio García

    No way! We can’t have heathens like you two ruining our sacred institution of marriage! Wait…

  • Kathleen Tims

    Congrats J.T.! I’m glad things are working out for you. :D

  • kagekiri

    Congrats, JT!

  • V. Riga

    Congratulation to you both!

  • Gary Layng


  • acoustic_alchemy

    Long time lurker as well, congratulations JT and Michaelyn!!

  • Improbable Joe


    I assume that you’ll both be changing your name to either “Eberhart” or more perversely “Everhard” ?

  • Brad1990

    I already congratulated you on another post, but this seems the more appropriate place to do it, so congratulations! Really, well done.

    Also, re. Improbable Joe’s post above… please go for Everhard :) you know you want to.

  • Glodson

    Congratulations! And a word of advice: try not to be late to your own wedding, and do try to not pass out. I have experienced both of these, and I don’t recommend either. But really, I’m happy for you both.

  • Drew

    congrats, only suggestion would be to have a small wedding and don’t invite those people that you’re only inviting because you’re expected to. We had close to 270 people at ours and I really wish that we hadn’t. Looking back I’d have preferred to elope or maybe have a very small 40-50ish people there. And it sure would have been much much cheaper.

  • Verimius

    Mazel tov!