Marriage is a major commitment, which is why proposals are such a big deal. They’re the perfect way to let your partner know how much you love and care about them. However, some men decide romance is overrated and scare their partners before popping the question. Other men strive to be romantic without acting cliche, so they use video games or tattoos to assist them. Whether or not their tactics were intelligent are up for debate, but there’s no denying these are some of the weirdest wedding proposals ever to occur.
According to Huffington Post, a man in Russia decided to stage his death before asking his girlfriend to marry him. He hired an entire crew, consisting of writers, directors, and makeup artists, in order to make his deception possible. When his girlfriend arrived at a designated location, she saw her future fiancé covered in blood, as if he’d just gotten hit by a car. Even though the prank made her cry, she ended up accepting his proposal.
There have been plenty of video game proposals in the last century. A man proposed over a love letter he sent to his girlfriend on Animal Crossing. Another man proposed over Halo by writing out “Marry Me” on the ground with his weapons. There have even been multiple Minecraft proposals, where players created elaborate scenes in order to pop the question. Of course, there have also been old school proposals on Mario games where the big question pops up in the middle of the game.
There have been a few lazy men who have written the big question on the inside of a pizza box. There are others who have written the question out with pieces of mushrooms and pepperoni. Afew years ago Pizza Hut actually created an Engagement Party Package that included an engagement ring, a bouquet of flowers, a fireworks display, and of course a pizza.
A pilot took his girlfriend out in a plane for a romantic ride. Once they were up in the air, he decided to pretend the aircraft was malfunctioning. When he instructed her to grab the emergency instructions (which were actually instructions about accepting his proposal), she read them aloud to him. It took her a little while to understand the whole setup was a fake. When she finally did, she accepted the proposal.
Even though people are warned to avoid getting tattoos of their partner’s name, it happens frequently. There are even a few people out there who have gotten “Will you marry me?” tattooed onto their bodies before finding out if their partner actually wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.
One thrifty man created a Groupon page that asked his girlfriend to marry him. It’s called “A Surprise for a Dana from a Greg.” The man left a sweet little letter on the page, declaring his love for her and asking her to spend the rest of her life with him. Even though he listed the value of the engagement as $999,999, it only cost her $1.