We don’t often let out our hopeless romantic side, but it is Valentine’s Week after all. Love is in the air, so instead of going on a romantic comedy Netflix binge, we went down a YouTube black hole of marriage proposals. Gone are the days of simply going down on one knee, these geeks are finding creative ways to integrate technology and personality into popping the question that might crack even the most cynical. After viewing a multitude of epic wins and a few massive failures, we narrowed it down to our five favorites.
“I love you.” “I know.”
The force is strong with Patrick Quiring, who popped the question by organizing a Star Wars-themed pub-crawl and flash mob as part of a very public proposal. And of course, it was on May the 4th.
0100101110101011… Say what?
Translating binary code might not be the definition of romance to many girls, but YouTube user doctorpoppa knew that was the perfect way to ask Rachel for her hand in marriage.
Love at 30,000 Feet
They say life and death experiences create lasting bonds between people, so we assume that’s what Ryan was thinking when he tricked his girlfriend into believing their plane was crashing during his proposal.
The Couple that Games Together Stays Together
After watching what he describes as “an embarrassing amount of proposal videos,” Ryan enlisted two of his friends, and they spent four months creating a 2-D pixelated video game to surprise his bride-to-be.
Lights, Camera, Action!
When your girlfriend’s favorite part of going to the movies is the trailers, it only seems natural to integrate the experience into your proposal. Chris took it above and beyond by writing, shooting and editing a proposal trailer for Kendra over the course of a year – bonus points for his fun special effects!
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