Lolo Jones Agrees to Go on Date after Twitter Proposal

We live in an age of half-joking celebrity internet proposals. Here’s one request that actually appears to have worked. University of Gerogia journalism student Harry Lyles Jr. convinced track star/bobsledder/generator of media debates about sex, sports, and feminism Lolo Jones to go on a date with him if his initial request was re-tweeted 150,000 times. It was.

Official acceptance confirmed at 3:30 mark of this interview. If nothing else, dude is going to have a hell of a story to write for his student newspaper. [NBC]