There are many excellent and original ways to propose to your significant other. For example, I once proposed to a girlfriend on a tethered skydive by shouting into her ear at a dangerously low 1500 feet: “Will you marry me and should I pull this ripcord?” To this day, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more enthusiastically (some might even say hysterically) shrieked affirmation of love.
That’s one way to do it. Of course, a less dramatic (and some might argue, more romantic) way to do it, if your girlfriend is an iOS gamer, is to reach out to the developer of her favorite game and ask him to bake a wedding proposal into his app for you.
That’s just what a gamer named Joe decided to do when proposing to his long-time girlfriend, Jen, a verifiable fiend for iOS puzzle games. Joe decided the best way to get his girlfriend to marry him was to make an in-app proposal, so he reached out to the developer of the physics-based puzzler Foozle, William Thurston, via the game’s official forums.
Thurston was game. He built a special copy of the game containing a proposal to Jen from Joe, reading: “Jen, I love you with all my heart and nothing would make me happier than to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” Underneath, there was just one button: “YES.”
As you can see from the video above, the proposal went off without a hitch, with the only hiccup being Jen’s initial inability to get past the seventh level of the game, where the proposal was buried.
What a great story, and if that doesn’t warm your heart, it should at least warm your miserly hearts: to celebrate Joe and Jen’s engagement, Foozle is now free for a limited time. Congratulations, Joe and Jen!