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    26 Adorably Unusual Ways To Propose To Someone

    Because spending the rest of your life with your love should always begin with a QR code or a Golden Snitch.

    1. With a baseball.

    Cut along the center with an Xacto and remove the hard, stringy inner core to make room for a ring box.

    2. With Scrabble tiles.

    Use a set you already have, or, if you want to preserve the memory forever, buy one here.

    3. With adrenaline.

    They won't know until they look at the (unreasonably expensive) photo at the end of the ride.

    4. With technology.

    This QR code necklace, when scanned, reveals the message "Will you marry me?" Buy one here.

    5. At the bottom of a warm beverage.

    You can easily make your own or buy one here.

    6. "Harry Potter"-style.

    Available here.

    7. Dr. Who-style.

    You can buy one here.

    8. Pokémon-style.

    You can find plastic ones that open up on eBay.

    9. Legend of Zelda-style.

    Heads-up, present and future lovers, this is the one for me.

    10. For the musically inclined.

    Customized guitar pick available here.

    11. And for the literary.

    Buy this here or make your own.

    12. Celebrate your shared love of food.

    In German, no less! Plenty of restaurants seem amenable to this kind of thing, as long as you call ahead.

    13. (No matter how high- or low-brow).

    This guy had the pint specially made for his proposal.


    OK, so, full disclosure: I personally feel that this is a fairly janky way to ask someone to spend the rest of their earthly days with you, but so many people responded to that post being all "WAIT WHAT I WOULD MARRY ANYONE WHO PROPOSED THAT WAY" that I would feel amiss in my duties if I didn't suggest it here.

    15. Brighten their lunchtime.

    16. Ask outside in public.

    You might be arrested for vandalism, but who could argue against vandalism this adorable?


    This proposal has been spotted by dozens of Instagrammers on the Palmetto Expressway in Miami over the past couple of days (hopefully Yane said yes).

    18. And in nature.

    You might want to spell out "you" all the way, though.

    19. Keep it seasonal.

    20. Use the perks of your job to your advantage.

    He's a pharmacist.


    This biologist proposed to his fellow-biologist girlfriend using DNA fragments.

    22. Use a tiny token to ask a big question.

    Available here.

    23. And remember: You can always ask for a little help.