Nerdy proposals are often creative, but they don't usually happen on Reddit -- nor do they typically involve memes. For some people, those might not be the most romantic, memorable things. But for this couple? It's perfect.
Here's what happened. Yesterday, SirTechnocracy got on Reddit's "Advice Animals" subreddit, and he made a thread titled This is a marriage proposal (she will recognise my username): I can't believe the day is finally here.
The link led to an imgur album, with the following meme-centric proposal:
According to Laughing Squid, his girlfriend of 18 months didn't initially see the post -- she came across it an hour after it went up, and after it had gotten a number of responses from other Redditors. But when she did see it, she said yes in the most appropriate way possible: by posting another meme. Of course!
If the approach seems unusual to you, that's ok. You're not the one being proposed to, remember! LadyTechnocracy, the girlfriend, found it romantic. Defending the proposal, she writes:
Understandably, a lot of people are giving SirTechnocracy grief about this. I understand that the concept of a Reddit proposal is… unconventional (hell, I'd never think of it), but this is honestly the most romantic thing someone has ever done for me. The advice animals crack me up.
To wit, the boyfriend says that after she saw the post, she "ran up and hugged me almost in tears for like a minute (which seemed like forever)." Plus, the proposal wasn't entirely all memes. There was also fan-art (like the leading image on this story), which he comissioned from DeviantART users, all depicting the couple in all sorts of romantic contexts. Some of these are even references to specific shows or media, like Adventure Time. Take a look:
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Redditor Proposes Online Using Memes and Commissioned Art [Laughing Squid]