The Moron of the Week Award Returns

OK, I know I’ve been gone for a while and I appreciate the e-mails, calls and tweets that came in encouraging me to come back.  Don’t worry, I’m still around; have just been working on a few other projects in the meantime.  However, know this…I still get the urge to show up on here and have some fun.

So I decided what better way to come back than to give out a “Moron of the Week Award.”  So let me introduce you to Maranda Wyatt - our award recipient.

Maranda, who is from Atlanta, made national headlines for her planned wedding to Jeff Yoder.  Maranda was even featured on the popular TV show ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’ where she was anxiously made decisions on a dress a mere eight days before the wedding.

Why was her story so fascinating?  For starters, she publicly called it the “most insane, magical love story imaginable.”  How sweet!  But, what a minute…oh, I guess I forgot to mention that she had never met her fiancé.  That’s right; she had NEVER met Jeff in person…ever!  The couple had met through mutual friends and started chatting online five months before their planned wedding.  “The first time I ever meet my fiancé is going to be on my wedding day,” said the 36-year-old Wyatt.

So let’s recap.  They:  met online, talked for five months, never met in person, get engaged, agree to meet for the first time on their wedding day, buy a dress eight days before the wedding, go on national TV and appear all over in the media.

So, at the end of the day, did they get married?  YES.  Did last?  That’s a big NO.  And why do I care?  I care because stupid stories like this end up on the news and on TV, and I have to hear about them.  And I question why some people are so stupid.  I mean…sure, I’m all for a magical happy ending and a good story, but let’s be serious…this was a recipe for disaster from the beginning.  Does anyone, other than these two, actually think that a marriage under these circumstances will work?  Maybe I just don’t get the online dating thing, but you’d think she’d have a better chance of marrying a Twitter Crush than this guy.

Interestingly, Maranda now lives in Florida and is dating Billy Wyatt, who has the same last name as her.  I guess she’s attracted to unique situations…

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Maranda Then                               Maranda Now

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Maranda’s Old Man                     Maranda’s New Man

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8 comments to The Moron of the Week Award Returns

  • From what I’ve seen on reality shows and noticed from “news” stories such as this, there are way too many people out there starved for attention. I doubt she thought much past the wedding day.

    It’s sad. Very sad.

  • Jane

    Welcome back! Missed ya!

    This story is nuts. Maranda, my dear, what were you thinking? I think she saw her fifteen minutes of fame with the story.

  • Well look what the cat dragged in! Welcome back old bloggy friend. I hadn’t given up on you yet :)

    I have to agree with you that both of them are morons (as an aside, I’m totally obsessed with the MTV show Catfish for just this reason. Yes, I’m totally immature for still watching MTV but it’s comforting to me in my old age. Ha.). How many times have you met someone you thought you knew from talking on the phone thru work or something similar? It’s always a shock to see them in living color and usually they are way weirder than I imagined. Marriage? No way!

  • KONY

    I’ve known Mandee (her birth name) since she was in high school. This story just scratches the surface with her crazy ass. Here’s the funny part. She was once married to another man named Billy Wyatt (not this new guy) from Akron OH. Never had her name changed and now ironically enough shes dating another Billy Wyatt???? Think this story is crazy, Check her out on YouTube uploads (#Floridasunshinegirl) ….smh!

  • SFL

    So nice to see you back again!

  • Zig

    Online dating is the future. What don’t you get about online dating, f*****?

    Where else Can one go and find hundreds of eligible women looking for a date? That’s right nowhere.