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    Posted on Apr 9, 2013

    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.

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    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.

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

    3. With adrenaline.

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

    4. With technology.

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

    5. At the bottom of a warm beverage.

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    You can easily make your own or buy one here.

    6. "Harry Potter"-style.

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    Available here.

    7. Dr. Who-style.

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    You can buy one here.

    8. Pokémon-style.

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    You can find plastic ones that open up on eBay.

    9. Legend of Zelda-style.

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

    10. For the musically inclined.

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    Customized guitar pick available here.

    11. And for the literary.

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    Buy this here or make your own.

    12. Celebrate your shared love of food.

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    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).

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    This guy had the pint specially made for his proposal.

    14.

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    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.

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

    17.

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    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.

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    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.

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    He's a pharmacist.

    21.

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

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

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    Available here.

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

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