Best Geeky Marriage Proposals of All Time

Have you seen the Julie will you marry me website? It's the super-adorable creation of a guy named Jim, who used amazing illustrations and heartfelt words to propose to his girlfriend Julie. I don't think there's any way to read through the whole thing (and watch Julie's video-captured reaction at the end!) without falling a little bit in love with both of these strangers.

Choosing to pop the question in a highly public, tech-enhanced way is getting to be more and more popular, and the documented moments never fail to entertain. (Well . . . almost never.) If it's geeky to love technology, then it stands to reason that a geek in love will gravitate towards an uber-geeky proposal. All the more fun for us bystanders!

Check out this collection of a few of the most awww-worthy, creative marriage proposals I've come across on the Internet:


If you're a fan of all things sweet, you'll love the sneaky proposal Bakerella helped pull off in a lovely post about wedding cake pops. Here's how it came to be, and here's an update on the happily married couple. *Contented sigh*


For the nerds in the house, please enjoy this very special Penny Arcade from 1999.


Groupon once showcased a deal valued at $999,999, which was actually a lovely proposal from Greg H to his girlfriend Dana. ("With a simple answer of "yes," Dana B. gets to spend the rest of her life with Groupon-approved Stand-up Guy Greg H., who vows to always eat the disgusting bacon from her plate while giving her his tender, delicious mushrooms.")


Another nerdy one: in 2008, a Google software engineer proposed geographically via Google Street View. The image, accessible by anyone, showed the groom-to-be holding a sign reading, "Proposal 2.0: Marry me Leslie!!"

Last but not least, the most epic proposal I think I've ever seen. Here's the scoop: the guy's girlfriend is sitting in a movie theater, and after a preview for the Hangover 2, a trailer for another movie seems to come on . . . but it's actually footage of her boyfriend asking her father for her hand in marriage. After that—well, just watch it. Seriously.

No shut up YOU'RE crying now.

So what do you think of these kinds of proposals? Would you have wanted something as public for your own?

First image via Julie Will You Marry Me?

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