A friend of mine, MIT engineering grad student Ryan Ko, compiled a quick script to analyze the 8,300-plus questions asked by Jeremy’s fans during his epic Q&A.
In addition to a dozen requests to go to prom, he received 43 unique marriage proposals (several individuals asked him multiple times, including a particularly persistent fan named Danna who asked him 45 times).
Proposal formats included exploratory (“Would you ever marry a black girl?”); sneaky (“Do you think you will be in good condition for the playoffs? And will you marry me?”); logical (“I hope you’re feeling well! & sorry to all the other ladies, but I think it’s only right that we get married, since we’re both from Cali and now live in NY…obviously?”); illogical (“I saw our names next to each other! It’s fate — let’s get married!”); patient (“Hey, I waited since you tweeted about the Q&A. Will you marry me?”); impatient (“Can we get married today or tomorrow?”; polite (“Jeremy can we get married? Please?”); poetic (“Will you marry me, Jeremy? LOL it rhymes”); demanding (“Jeremy Lin: I love Asian men. Marry me…now!”); and proxy-propositioned (“Will you marry my sister?”). One woman was aware that the path to a baller’s heart is through his stomach: “If we got married i’d make you lobster, your favorite!” And another was more concerned about her boyfriend’s mancrush: “All the girls are asking you to marry them, but I’m going to ask you to say no to my BF when he asks you, kthanks.”
About 100 people asked him about videogames (97 of them male) — around half of them challenging him with various levels of aggressiveness: “Play me in Dota scrub!” “NO MORE Q&A, START WRECKING US IN VIDEO GAMES!” “I shall teach you the ways of Smash Bros. Brawl!” “Me, you, Starcraft, now.”
We hope you do another Q&A soon, Jeremy! And message us your gamertag!