Conceptually I hate proposal videos; they feel emotionally cheap, but moreover, I’m one of those heartless single people who is neither endeared nor disdainful of happy couples.
Five years ago, Jennifer Storrar and Troy Reddington buried a time capsule together on a remote campsite in South River, Ontario. This summer they went to dig it up, but the jar that had been filled with memories now just contained a mysterious card. Storrar was confused until she opened it up. The note read, “Will…
Spring is in the air, and you're possibly feeling joyously spontaneous, looking over at your winter cuddle buddy that things got unexpectedly heavy with. Maybe it's time to spend the rest of my life with this person! If you're going to get down on one knee and propose marriage to the love of your life, you now have…
There is a growing trend, for which the internet is probably to blame, of people eschewing traditional, down-on-one-knee proposals for flashmobs and drones and giant Transformers robots. It was all bound to end in tears — specifically, with a crane smashing through an apartment building. In the name of love.
There are an infinite number of ways to do a marriage proposal. Regardless of what comes before, many of them climax in the big reveal of a fancy ring in a bulbous velvet box that, while traditionally classy, isn't exactly discrete. Packaging designer Andrew Zo streamlined that somewhat clunky exterior into Clifton,…
Some people have to battle disapproving parents when trying to propose to their soulmates. Victor Delgado had a bit more trouble as evidenced in this scifi marriage proposal video, which took 50 people to make, several of Hawaii's best cosplay groups, and months of shooting and editing. Worked, though.
The folks at Google Glass put together a Valentine's Day video showing the Glass-eye view of five couples' marriage proposals. It's cute. It's heartwarming. It's the worst.
You know how when a guy courts a girl, sometimes the right move is a grand gesture? A bouquet of flowers to say you're sorry. A surprise weekend getaway to mark an anniversary. How about a giant Transformers replica to pop the question?
The Old Testament contains one of the oldest architectural briefs in history: A description of the Tabernacle, a portable compound that God describes as his earthly dwelling place. It’s a surprisingly specific set of guidelines—from the dimensions of the tent to the dolphin-skin roof—which have been interpreted in…
I don't even... This is just... I can't believe... okay. Breathe. Some guy used Vine and Twitter to propose to his girlfriend. As in he recorded a six second Vine video (selfie?) asking her to marry him, with a ring and everything. She didn't say no.
When I think of romantic, when I think of heartwarming, when I think of being sweet... I don't think of drones. But if I think of awesome and if I think of kickass and if I think of freaking cool... I do think of drones. So guy who used a flying drone to drop off the ring while you proposed, you're awesome.
When Babelglyph wanted to propose to her girlfriend, she decided to celebrate their mutual love of Dungeons & Dragons and craft what is almost assuredly the first d20-themed engagement ring ever made. The result is the Ring of Matrimonial Awesomeness you see above, created by a professional jeweler from Babelglyph's…
Attention lonely Internet lurkers, there are girls out there who totally "get" our internet humor and still love us! Like Audrey, the lovely girl in this video who was proposed to by her boyfriend Tim with internet memes. Watch the video, it's so gosh darn cute.
Some Basic Guidelines for Marriage Proposals:
Probably don't wear a dorky blue baseball cap. Definitely don't wear a red backpack. Definitely definitely don't wear denim-on-denim. Maybe don't propose somewhere you'd be equally likely to kill someone and bury them.
Marriage can be complicated. Everyone knows that. But marriage proposals can be complicated, too—just ask Robert, a Gizmodo reader who constructed an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine to deliver his girlfriend's engagement ring. Watch the big moment zip-line in.
To combat the Sahara Desert's ongoing growth, student Magnus Larsson has proposed a 6,000km wall that will be—wait for it—constructed by letting a bacterium have its way with the sand, forming sandstone.