This bold romantic's wholesome proposal could've been better timed. Wait for the end of the race, maybe? Well, love can blind a man after all. His heart was in the right place, so that counts for something.
This woman's sister decided she'd spoil an awesome surprise proposal coming her way, by sharing the spoilers on Snapchat. What a time to be alive. This whole social media thing can contribute to the ultimate undoing of some very special moments, when people don't exercise sound judgment and care. The people of Reddit offered their opinions on whether or not the woman was a jerk for ruining the surprise, and the verdict seems to point at the fact that yes, she done messed up big time.
There are a thousand ways to say “I love you,” but tricking your partner into thinking your life's in danger probably isn’t one of them.
In a scary example of how common police brutality is in our culture, Daiwon McPherson of Mobile, Alabama used the horrific practice to the same ends as a flash mob, proposing to his girlfriend of five years after pretending to be victimized by police. Nothing says “let’s be together forever” like a traumatizing reminder of the grim realities of life.
McPherson pulled the stunt off with the help of local police, who for some reason were more than happy to stage a scene of police violence in the name of love, drawing real gun on a real person in the name of a real blessed union. There’s nothing quite like watching your partner’s face switch from terror to confusion to relief in the blink of an eye.
The whole event started when McPherson never showed up for dinner and drinks with his girlfriend, when she got a call that he was “he was running from the cops while in possession of a gun,” according to The Daily Dot.
Meanwhile, McPherson had already spoken to police earlier, hoping that the video would go viral “to show an instance of police working with the community for a positive outcome.” Apparently, there are no other positive things police could do for their communities. Maybe, like, a charity car wash or something? Maybe police-hosted picnic? Maybe police talking to people in the community without their guns drawn? I don't know. Just spitballing here.
Of course, this hilarious gag plays on the videos of actual tragedies. As The Daily Dot rightly points out, “In the past three years, many videos involving police altercations with black civilians have gone viral for their depictions of police brutality, including the tragic deaths of Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and Tamir Rice.”
Lesson learned: If you're proposing, stick to flash mobs.
When Michael John Kent proposed to his girlfriend in Reykjavik, Iceland they probably thought they had the street all to themselves. They discovered later that a bystander had captured the perfect photo of the proposal just at the right time. When he didn't hear back from her after giving out the wrong email the search was on and he took to the internet to find this mystery photographer.
via Michael John Kent
Much to the couple's delight, they found her thanks to the powers of social media.
The woman who took the photo, Jessica Bowe, had already posted it to her Instagram. Later the happy couple went back to Iceland to meet their photographer and thank her for the image. They even did a quick interview with a local news outlet in the video above.
For most people, couple's Monopoly probably wouldn't be the start of a long and happy life. But for these crazy kids, it just might work out.
Describing him and his now fiancé as home bodies, Justin Lebon crafted the perfect way to propose to Michal Ott, as he described to Buzzfeed:
First, he called his friend Mark Becker, an Etsy woodcraftsman, and ordered a custom Monopoly board.
Lebon crafted distinctive property names and cards relative to their life together thus far.
Then, using loaded, he ensured that Ott's first roll would be a seven, landing on Chance and receiving this card.
The Luxury Tax space on the board was actually also home to a trap door with a ring underneath.
She said yes, obvs.
We only hope that they didn't continue to play the game, which would have lasted for four hours, each more tiring and frustrating than the last.
But provided they resisted temptation to play, congratulations to the happy couple.
Romance isn't dead, but it sure does kill.
Alec Wells, of the Boys and Ghouls podcast, knew his girlfriend Katherine Canipe's favorite movie is Halloween. You know, the John Carpenter 1978 classic horror movie, featuring Michael Myers that pretty much began the heavily-sequeled serial killer movies.
Well, when it came time for him to put a ring on it, Wells decided to do it up as only the slasher flick could do. So he took Canipe out to Pasadena, where Carpenter filmed the movie and surprised her twice. Once with an engagement ring and once with an appearance from the dreaded masked killer.
Check it out here:
Oh, and just in case you didn't know they loved movies, their engagement photo looks mighty similar to Back to the Future.
One guy from Connecticut has taken the “promposal” to new heights, literally.
High school students across the country have been coming up with creative ways of asking their dates to prom.
Eddie Staten wanted to do something extreme as well, and so he decided to express his love for his girlfriend by leaping out of a plane.
In the video, Staten holds up a sign that just reads “Talia, Prom?” It’s short, sweet and to the point, but apparently that was not enough.
The rest of the clip shows him skydiving with an instructor from a company called Skydive Danielson, who encourages his girlfriend to go with him.
“I hope she says yes,” Staten says while falling.
She did, according to NBC.
David Pogue, a tech writer for the New York Times, put together a marriage proposal that puts all others to shame. Pogue made a trailer of his relationship with his now soon-to-be-wife Nicky, and convinced a resort theater to play it as part of a movie night. A hidden camera captured every moment of Nicky's reaction.
When photographer Patrick Lu noticed a man proposing to his girlfriend on the capital grounds in Austin, TX, he instinctively snapped a pic to capture the moment.
It turned out so well that the next morning, he threw the image up on Reddit to try and discover the identities of the mystery couple.
Lu's inquiry quickly made it to the top of /r/Austin with 1,400 up votes, but the groom-to-be, Joel Bush, caught wind of the thread through friends.
Bush, shocked, says he and fiancée Jennifer Orr are grateful:
We experienced that magic on its own terms, with no thought about posing or anything. And, because the photographer did such an awesome job, we also have that precise moment and her beautiful reaction captured for safekeeping. It's pretty priceless.
In what is believed to be the first proposal of marriage between two gay men -- and war vets -- on a U.S. military base, Navy vet Cory Huston asked Marine Avarice Guerrero to marry him Tuesday at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. Here's the story:
Under a bright Southern California sky at Camp Pendleton's Camp Del Mar near Oceanside, California, a full two hours before his boyfriend's return from the badlands of Afghanistan, Cory Huston waited nervously. Huston, who was discharged under the former Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, chain smoked as he rehearsed the simple proposal he would deliver when Guerrero would arrive. Finally, luggage in tow, Guerrero emerged with a smile on his face. Upon seeing Huston, Guerrero dropped his bags; aimed a kiss toward Huston's lips; and opened his arms to his boyfriends waiting embrace. The time and distance of 10 months' separation evaporated in a public show of affection that less than a year ago would have been cause for court martial. After a few minutes of emotional holding and kissing, Huston went anxiously down on one knee; looked up at Guerrero, who was dressed from head to toe in military fatigues; and produced an engagement ring and the time-honored phrase, "Will you marry me?" Huston's mild tremble, a result of hours and days of anticipation about this day, was quickly quieted by the one word every hopeful fiancé wants to hear: "Yes."