5 Geeky Marriage Proposals

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first_imgToday is Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, and many couples may be wondering when their partner will pop the question. Sure, you can propose at a restaurant or even during the half-time show at your favorite team’s game, but that’s all boring. And truthfully, if you’re reading this blog, you’re into the more nerdy/finer things in life. From programming proposals into video games, to tweeting the big question for the whole world to see, here’s proof that you can still be totally romantic by using the thing you love second to your soon-to-be fiancée: technology. Check out Gearlog’s geekiest marriage proposals after the jump. 1. Kevin Smith and Comic-ConComic Con 2010 wasn’t just wall-to-wall superheros and comic books, there was also a little romance in the mix. During the Kevin Smith Panel, a man named James Darling got on the mic to ask Smith some questions. And that he did–for about three-and-a-half minutes–when suddenly, on the mic in front of 6,000 or so people, he said he had a question for his girlfriend. Darling, who started dating his girlfriend at the previous year’s Comic Con, asked her if she “would be willing to marry me and spend our geek lives together.” Awww. Smith then giggled like a little girl. She said “yes.” Smith then said “That f***ing rocks man; geeks in love.” The proposal starts at about 3:26 in the video.2. Central Park Hidden Cameras/iPhone AppWe’ve all seen the elaborate Improv-Everywhere-like proposals floating around on YouTube, but one man was able to pull off a low-key public proposal in New York City’s Central Park with the help of his friends and hidden cameras synced with special iPhone apps so the whole event could be watched from a safe distance. Nothing ruins a surprise more than running into a friend you’d never expect to see. Besides the techy parts, the proposal involved a row boat, and a cute little band playing her favorite song, “Stand By Me.”3. GrouponGroupon’s first (and hopefully last) “Grouposal,” as they call it, showed up on Cincinnati’s Groupon page on Jan. 5, 2011. The deal page was titled “A Surprise for a Dana from a Greg.” Apparently Greg’s girlfriend Dana is a huge Groupon fan, so what better way to get your girl to marry you than by using a coupon to entice her? Apparently a life together forever is worth $999,999 to Greg, but only $1 to Dana. The page has a special message from Greg, and an editorial full of fun facts about the couple. Although it says “0 Bought,” she said yes. [Via Mashable]4. Social Networking: Twitter, Foursquare, and FacebookIt’s nothing new by now, but proposing via social network sites like Twitter, Foursquare, and even Facebook is truly nerdy. We’re not condoning this, but hey, if you’re big on the social networking, then go for it. Relationships are all about hearing those three little words, then those four big words, and now, thanks to Twitter, you have 140 characters to announce your love in. The first case in Twitter proposals was between one couple in 2008 that had been together for 15 years at that time. What a romantic way to propose a lifetime full of marital bliss. 5. BlizzCon 2010It wasn’t just Comic Con that had a surprise proposal in 2010. BlizzCon, an annual convention held by Blizzard Entertainment (Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo), saw a little extra action of its own. During the costume parade, one unsuspecting cosplayer found herself bombarded by her boyfriend as she model-walked her way on the stage. It looked pretty awkward, but she said yes. And then the crowd made him get down on his knees and do it again. Ah, the memories. Runner-UpsAlthough these proposals within video games have been seen by most geeks out there, watching them never fails to make us smile, so here are some of the best video game proposals:EarthboundChrono TriggerThe infamous Super Mario Bros. Proposal[Photo Credit, Top Photo: icanhazcheezeburger.com]last_img

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