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There is nothing quite like the feeling of being head over heels in love. Love can make us all go a little crazy, and these next proposals prove that for sure. They range from awkwardly sweet to downright embarrassing, so if you're thinking about popping the question anytime soon, better keep them in mind so you will know what not to do. So did these people end up getting married after such unfortunate proposals? Either way, prepare for some serious laughs!
The Error Of Not Checking Which Side Is Up
This young woman took the time to make this sign for their one true love. She held it up in the air and waited anxiously for the jumbotron to capture her. Unfortunately, she failed to notice that her sign was upside down. It makes a great story to tell the grandchildren, and we can only hope that the couple had a good laugh about it. We want to believe she got herself a yes from their partner, and they lived happily ever after.
The man behind the sign doesn't look too ecstatic about the entire proposal blocking his view of the game, but what can you do?
Proposing With A Cow Instead Of A Ring
There should be rules or more appropriately, guidelines on how to propose to another human being. One of those guidelines should exclude the use of animals when proposing. For example, our next proposer used his family cow to pop the question. We have issues with this for two reasons. First, it is odd to use a cow as a canvas to write on, and second, the writing looks more ominous than loving.
This proposal gets a big NO from us. We would not want to start our married life with such a terrifying proposal. It is just unappealing.
Popping Pills Or Popping The Big Question?
Here is a medical drama we would want to see unfold. This proposal was made by a doctor who used the opportunity and prescribed their patient\future spouse the big question. Instead of filling the bottle with pills, if you have not guessed it by now, the doctor filled it with an engagement ring. With the ring on hand, this proposal was a success. What can we say? We are jealous. When we visit the doctor, it never ends with a proposal.
We would like to take a moment and prescribe a life filled with happiness, love, and health to the newly engaged couple. May you never get sick of each other.
The Ups And Downs Of A Marriage Proposal
A rollercoaster is a perfect metaphor for married life. At times you and your partner will reach new heights together, and there will be low moments too, but as long as you stay together, the ride will always be fun. This man proposed to his girlfriend, Lindsay, with the help of his friends. Together, the group of friends successfully held up signs in perfect timing while riding a scary ride together, and the funny result is before your eyes.
Lindsay, it seems you got yourself a keeper. We have an idea, maybe the wedding venue could be this amusement park? Nothing beats going on a roller coaster in a wedding dress.
Google Maps Helps Man Propose To His Girlfriend
Proposal 2.0 probably means the first attempt didn't go so well. Did she accept this time? We hope she did. If you propose again after getting rejected the first time, then you are most certainly brave. This man used an opportunity after learning the Google Maps vehicle will drive nearby and got his sign ready to propose once again. This looks like a fun day out for all the people involved for sure.
Think about it. After the vehicle drives off, that man was left standing there with his sign. He doesn't know the answer to his proposal, and he's left to go back home and wait for the image to pop up on Google Maps who knows how long after.
When A Marriage Proposal Ends In The Hospital
Hiding the wedding ring in food has always been a strange thing to do, in our opinion. You can never guarantee the safety of the person you are proposing to when you hide the ring inside their food. It's a choking hazard! An engagement ring should be on one's finger and not in someone's intestines. Honestly, that is a ring we would prefer to exchange rather than keep because you know... It's been to places.
Luckily, this does not seem to require surgery at all, but the ring will come out somehow. We are not jealous of the bride-to-be because of what will happen when she wants her ring back.
Nothing Pairs Better With Chicken Than A Proposal
This proposal might have a cute story behind it. Maybe Church's Chicken was the location of the couple's first date, and the proposal sign creates a full-circle moment for the couple. We get it, chicken is delicious, and if the ring comes with nuggets and a side of onion rings, we would probably say yes ourselves. Find yourself a partner who loves food as much as you do, and you are both off to a great start.
Shineka, we hope you said yes to this person because nothing brings two people closer than their mutual love for fried chicken. Church's Chicken could be the wedding's caterer and complete this story.
Dolphin Helps Man Propose To His Girlfriend
Who needs a wingman when you have a wing-dolphin? This aquatic creature proved to be this guy's greatest ally as it helped him propose to his girlfriend during a trip out at sea. It obviously worked as the now-fiancée kissed the man, confirming their engagement. Never underestimate the power of a good dolphin. They might not grant you three wishes like a genie, but they will grant you one happy married life.
It doesn't matter if under the water or on the ground, but we can't wait for this couple's future adventures. We just know these two are living their best life.
Taco Bell Is The Official Sponsor Of This Union
Taco Bell is going into the wedding business. This proposer decided to include Taco Bell's mild sauce packet with the inscription "Will You Marry Me?". Maybe this is a nod to a pivotal moment in the couple's relationship or the person being proposed to is addicted to the sauce. If you want to include Taco Bell's sauce then you should go all out, and bring in gallons instead of using a little packet.
It is a pretty weird thing to include in your proposal, but each couple has their own story, so we have to assume it is important to them. What a mild proposal...
How To Jump Off A Building And Getting Engaged Too
This is one way to make someone know what a life without you would feel like. Make them believe you fell off a building and died. Once they know that feeling of losing you forever, how could they ever say no to a surprise marriage proposal? This guy did just that, and while we think his girlfriend said yes after, we are pretty sure she suffered a mild form of a heart attack from seeing the person she loves falling off a building.
It is a risky proposal, that could have gone either way. You must really love someone to forgive them for pulling a stunt like this, but at least now this woman knows exactly what life awaits them together.
How To Propose Using 10,000 Bottles Of Pepsi
Steph, please make your way to aisle 1. This work of art is astounding, as it must have taken hours to build and organize just right for this proposal. To Steph's boyfriend or girlfriend, you are due a round of applause for taking the time and making this tower of Pepsi bottles. This is how it should be when you love someone. You will go the extra mile for them. If you could, you would try and give them the world.
Steph, your person made you this tower. If you don't say yes, we will swoop in and gladly take your place. They might not want us, but we want them, and all the Pepsi bottles too.
Someone Won't Be So Merry After Seeing This Proposal
If you don't know how to spell Marry correctly, don't bother asking anyone to "Merry" you. We are kidding. The proposer must have been a bit too excited and nervous when they arranged the rose petals. It could happen to the best of us. This might be corny and overused, but somehow it remains a favorite amongst couples from all over the world. Flowers are a symbol of growth, so what better way to start a life together than with a lot of petals everywhere.
They even put two types of flowers, a rose, and a sunflower. If we're all doing something symbolic, then this proposer hit the jackpot. Roses are red and symbolizes life, and sunflowers are yellow like the sun. Those are two elements you want in your living and sunny marriage.
A Dominos Proposal, Get An Answer In Thirty Minutes Or Less
Are we missing something? This is the second time the name Steph comes up in these proposals, and the second time the proposer used a sign to ask Steph to marry them. Is it impossible to get down on one knee and ask Steph, face to face, the big question? How many times is this going to continue to happen? Will there ever be a Steph who finds someone who doesn't use signs to ask them to get married?
To anyone out there who is getting ready to ask their girlfriend, who is named Steph (or Stephanie), please find another way to propose. Signs can't be the only way to propose to a Steph.
Nothing Says Commitment For Life Than A Marriage Proposal Tattoo
Everyone wants to find their one true love and hope that it would last an eternity. Some people believe this idea a bit more than the rest of us, like this guy. He thought it would be romantic to tattoo on his back the marriage proposal. Yikes. There are plenty of ways to do it, and this one, we cannot stand behind it. It's just too much, and even off-putting if we are completely honest. What was wrong with getting down on one knee?
In the case she said yes, did they get more tattoos of the occasion? Did she answer back by tattooing yes? Oh my god, what if she tattooed NO? We have so many follow-up questions.
Who Needs A Marriage Proposal When You Can Have Pizza
Look, anytime you use pizza for a marriage proposal, you know there is a high chance you're getting a yes. Pizza has a mysterious power over most of the human population and those who are hungry. One look at a pizza, and we would probably say yes to anything we are asked, which includes a proposal. This is a clever and delicious way to propose, and we love it. Now we're hungry, and we want pizza with pineapple and hot peppers.
The good thing about pizza is you would be happy eating it even if your proposal was rejected. Don't forget, nothing cures a broken heart like a steaming hot pie.
Literally Popping The Question Isn't the Safest Option
The main risk of popping the big question while hiding the engagement ring inside helium balloons is that it only takes the slightest breeze and the ring could be lost forever, high in the sky far away from you and your future fiancée. This man knows that feeling. Here he is happily posing with his silver balloons, ready to ask someone an important question. He is unaware that just minutes later, he will say goodbye to the expensive ring he bought.
The plan was to propose and pop each balloon to get the ring. If you find a deflated silver balloon anytime soon, you might want to check if there's a ring hiding in it.
Proposing Using A Meme Is A Thing Now Apparently
It was bound to happen at some point. We had food-related proposals, balloon proposals, a dolphin proposal, and now a first, a meme proposal. This man used the power of the internet to propose to his girlfriend. He proposed using a nostalgic and bright colored meme background and white bold text to make this proposal actually kind of sweet. Maybe the couple met online and bonded over their shared love of memes.
It is a bold move to propose through a meme this old, and you have to be sure the person you're proposing to is one hundred percent obsessed about memes.
A Marriage Proposal After Watching 50 Shades Of Grey
In general, it is stressful to propose in public. So to do it during a screening of 50 Shades of Grey' in a movie theater says a lot about the couple. We have to assume the book or film holds meaning in the couple's relationship, yet with the nature of the story, you can't help but feel the couple also engages in the activities in the book, and that's information that might be too much for strangers to know.
Do you even clap your hands when you are in this situation? Was everybody else in the movie theater exchanging awkward looks, feeling this might be something that should have been done in private?
Why Not Make Your Proposal A Workout?
Want to lose a few pounds and get the girl of your dreams? Do what this Boston man did, as he planned his bike route across the city to spell out Marry Me. The proposer confessed it was mostly hills to ride, making this proposal the most adventurous one yet, and probably the most tiring. The good news is his efforts did not go in vain because his girlfriend actually accepted his proposal!
We expect them to keep this up and make a tradition out of it. We want to see more bike courses that spell out things like the Save The Date for the wedding and future baby announcements.
Everyone Has Their Own Little Proposal Story
Some proposals don't need to be big or extravagant. Some proposals don't need family or friends in attendance, or need any extra planning beforehand. Some proposals might be all of the above. This beautifully intimate proposal takes the award for the most modest on our list. This man couldn't wait any longer, and while out shopping with his girlfriend, he popped the question. Right before they arrived at the cash register.
Was the ring store-bought, or was it in his pocket when he walked into Walmart? We may never know, but by the way she is looking at the ring, and he is looking at her, you know there is love there.
A Surprise Proposal Is Happening In The Background
Who says you need to be the center of attention or be the focal point when you're proposing? This guy took a different approach when he wanted to just propose to his other half, Jess. When the camera pointed at the baseball player, the proposer took his own big swing and raised his sign. Hopefully, he got a home run when he returned home, and Jess said yes to the proposal.
On a side note, the proposer wrote his question with three exclamation points rather than using a single question mark. Now the proposal sign takes on different energy than before, right? A bit too aggressive there.
This Couple Can Look Back At Their Marriage Proposal
Usually, you write Just Married on the windshield at the back of your car, so everyone can see it when you head off to your honeymoon. This proposal is an odd one as we're not sure how it was supposed to play out. Was the proposer going to drive off without their partner so they could see the question and then come back? Was the person proposed to supposed to sit inside the car and look back?
Each scenario we come up with, continues to prove there wasn't much thought going into this proposal. Maybe the proposer should get down on one knee and present a ring? It sounds easier.
Gert Has An Important Question For Andrea
Who doesn't love a mascot? Mascots are a symbol for a team, for a community, all rallied together for their favorite sports team. Andrea, if you say yes to Gert, you would be marrying an actual icon. People enjoy mascots because they give us a little comic relief when the game becomes too stressful. They do little dances for us and keep us hyped about the game. They are the unsung heroes of sports.
What we're trying to say here is if Andrea says yes, she should expect a life filled with little dance moves and a cheerleader in an animal costume for life.
The Downside Of Having Check Boxes In A Proposal
This person learned the hard way why it isn't smart to have checkboxes in a proposal, as the person they proposed to checked the No box. Look, we can't say we're surprised. This is a bit lazy for a marriage proposal, and it seems more appropriate for when you want to ask a date to go with you to your high school prom and not for someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. We hope this person got a second chance.
It is always brutal to get a rejection, but getting one after a marriage proposal, is a unique kind of pain we wish on nobody. Always make sure the other side is ready for the next step.
Is It A Plane? A Bird? No, It's A Proposal
The next proposal we have for you was written in the sky. This isn't the most innovative or radical proposal we have seen, but it is still effective. Getting a proposal by airplane writing is kind of magical, and is usually seen in movies, not real life. The characters realize they are in love and ride into the sunset together after romantically tying the knot.
We hope this isn't the end of the story for the couple, and Alina said yes. Again, this might be a cheesy way to propose to someone, but it's still romantic as hell.
Some Rules Are Meant To Be Broken
This guy tried his best to propose to someone right in front of a sign stating the area isn't allowed for dumping. However, this woman didn't feel obligated to say yes just because of that sign and gave him the finger, and we can safely assume she meant no. Maybe he should have done it somewhere else, where it doesn't feel forced? Or perhaps he could have proposed using a ring instead of a beer can.
Are we surprised she said no? No. Is it brutal she said no and gave him the finger? Also no. Is it clear this relationship is not a match made in heaven? Yes.
Baby Boy Is Getting Married Via Text
Each relationship has its own quirks. This couple might have a virtual relationship, so when it came down to asking the big question, a text message with a heart, kissy face, and ring emojis was the obvious choice. Both of them seem enthusiastic about it, so whatever works for them works for us too. We are sending them a huge virtual hug and virtual kisses, and we wish them a lifetime of virtual happiness and love.
Personally, we don't think this proposal is for us, but to each their own. We are sure this couple knows one another and is destined to spend an eternity online.
A Star Trek Proposal That Should Not Have Happened
It seems the cast of Star Trek has mixed feelings about a super fan being proposed to while taking a picture together as part of a meet and greet event. This woman's boyfriend surprised everyone when he waited for her to sit down with the cast and then popped the question as the camera took their picture. Most of the cast are genuinely surprised, but one stands out like a sore thumb. You know who we're talking about.
Captain Picard himself is face-palming hard. He is not amused, he is not entertained, and he is not happy to see this. Whatever reason he has against this couple, they shouldn't take it personally.
Proposing In A Dark And Empty Parking Lot
This couple was caught, unbeknownst to them, during what seems like a marriage proposal. At first glance, this might look innocent, and maybe it can be considered romantic. That is until you remember this is a dark and empty parking lot. This would be pretty much last on the list of places to protest your love to your significant other. Doesn't it look like a scene from a horror film?
Who would want that as their memory? Try telling your grandchildren how grandpa proposed to grandma. It's quite a story!
We Choose You! How To Propose In Pokémon Style
This might be one of the coolest ways to propose to someone. If the person being proposed to is anything like us, they would definitely be hyped up about this Pokémon-themed marriage proposal. Obviously, the answer is yes. If they reject the ring, we are more than happy to step in and live life next to the person who thought about this proposal. As long as the wedding is also Pokémon-themed.
We still have our Pokémon cards collection, action figures, toys, and DVD sets. Such a fun time!
The Return Of The Marriage Proposal Check Boxes
Why would anyone think it's acceptable to propose like this? You're setting yourself up for rejection. Also, the shower curtain proposal might not be the most innovative or creative idea out there. Why not try and do something bigger and more exciting than an ugly shower curtain? Are you expected to keep using it after?
If the person proposed to changes their mind, can they wash the box they checked off? This proposal seems destined for failure. We wish we are wrong, but we think we're right.
You Are Invited To Mario And Princess Peach's Wedding
Yes, yes, yes. We might be the nostalgic type, but this proposal is so sweet. The couple must have bonded over Mario Bros, and honestly, that might be the best way to get to know someone. We love video games, but Mario Bros or Mario Kart is on a whole other level. If the wedding is going to be Mario themed, we want our invitation please, as soon as possible.
Who would dare say no to this? This proposal hits all the boxes on our list. Lastly, there are rings for both of them! That makes it even more romantic.
This Proposal Is More For Him Than For Lisa
We are not trying to be mean, but this proposal might be the laziest of them all. This dude clearly wanted to show off their lightsaber and that's the end of it. He's wearing a university sweater. He added the accompanying text on his computer. This looks more like a greeting card you send your grandma. Come on, if you love the person you going to propose to, then give them everything you got.
His intentions are good, but we wouldn't want to spend a lifetime with someone who did the bare minimum (and we're being generous here). Dude, if you think Lisa is the one, then give her the universe, not this holiday card.
Nothing Says Ever Lasting Love Like A Truck
We never thought about trucks as symbols of love, but we guess this couple (or at least one of them) had that thought cross their mind. This guy wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Tanya, and he took his truck from work to do so. He then bought some paint and a blue tarp, and proceeded to ask the big question in an artsy matter. That must have taken some effort.
Look at this man's smile. You see the confidence. He is ready to start a family. We hope she said yes, and that they are still together to this day.
And Finally, Rafael Solano Has Found True Love
If you watched the funny show called Jane The Virgin, this next proposer is no stranger to you. The actor Justin Baldoni, who played Rafael Solano on the show, came up with an over-the-top marriage proposal that literally made us cry. He took the time to learn choreography, music and edited the video, bringing everything together until he kneeled on one knee and asked his now-wife to marry him.
Rafael was part of a love triangle for the first three seasons of Jane The Virgin, but to us, it is clear that both Rafael and Justin are our top picks.