This Guy Proposed On Reddit Using Memes. She Actually Said Yes.

This Guy Proposed On Reddit Using Memes. She Actually Said Yes.

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!

This Guy Proposed On Reddit Using Memes. She Actually Said Yes.

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:

Top image: Shutterstock

Redditor Proposes Online Using Memes and Commissioned Art [Laughing Squid]


Comments

    Kudos for not using a condescending tone Patricia and understanding that people are different and if she enjoyed it then there's no real need to patronize them.

    Yeh I found it amusing when I saw the post, what I didn't approve of was the hundreds of hundreds of comments making fun of them, not just lighthearted fun, but full on insults and kill yourself shit.

      It's an interesting datapoint that people on the internet can attempt to be purposely offensive.

      If this were a gay couple, it'd be branded as "misogynist homophobic gamer/internet culture", when it's obviously anything but.

        It's an interesting datapoint that people on the internet can attempt to be purposely offensive.

        Hooray, you win. This is the main point or thought line missing from most "internet people are meanies" articles and discussions. The person making sexist/racist/offensive comments online towards you might not legitimately think or believe what they are saying it true, they are doing it purely to upset/offend the person they are talking to or to get a reaction. Nothing more.

          Regardless of their intent though, said comments are still racist/sexist/whaterist is they use language along those lines. Just because they didn't think much of who the target of their abuse was doesn't somehow change what they've said.

          I mean in the past I had a good part of my life where people just assumed I was gay, and I have had abuse thrown my way exactly because of that assumption. Just because I'm not gay doesn't make those comments not homophobic. Basically, I've got a little saying...
          "Prejudice doesn't care for accuracy"

            No doubt any racist/sexist/etc. they are saying are still exactly those things.

            My point is not so much them not thinking of who the target is, merely that they will say absolutely anything to get a reaction out of someone regardless of the accuracy of the statement or whether or not they actually believe and support what they are saying themselves in a "real life" context.

    "this is honestly the most romantic thing someone has ever done for me. The advice animals crack me up."

    Either she hasn't experienced many romantic gestures in her life, or the world has just changed and I'm an old grump. I don't see how making a few memes, a task that requires next to no effort, can equate to a grand gesture. It feels weak.

      I dunno, booking a restaurant then proposing down on one knee isn't really that hard either. I mean the "hard" part is proposing, but any method requires that. I personally think that coming up with a unique way to propose is really the romantic bit. Also if you value the whole public display thing (which I know some people actually really don't like the idea of) then this seems a lot more public than just being out in public.

      *shrug* I probably wouldn't go this way personally with a proposal, but I can certainly see the romance in it.

        Yeah true. The public declaration thing has its charm.

          Heh. It's funny. A couple girls I know, public declarations would be a sure-fire way to get stabbed in the heart.

          ...Once safely in private away from judging eyes, of course. THEN VIOLENCE.

            Yeah, I know. Some girls want that public display, other dread being the center of attention in a proposal (especially if they're gonna say no).

      "a task that requires next to no effort,"

      Technically, asking requires no effort according to your criteria on love and that's what most people do. You do understand that ASKING someone to commit to you forever is not the easiest thing to ask. The asking itself is terrifying and it's kind of weird to try and insult someone you've never met because they do things differently and of course there is only one criteria for romance.

        Yeah, you're probably right, I am a bit of an old grump sometimes.

        And isn't it funny how terrifying it is to ask, just like you said. I remember when I proposed it was the fastest my heart had ever beat. Even though I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt she was going to say yes (she'd spent some times showing me the things she wanted in a wedding ring and the things she didn't want). And I have performed many public speaking duties, I have spoke in front of thousands of people without breaking a sweat. But yeah, I was genuinely shocked at just how nervous I was in the moments leading up to popping the question.

    If I was her, I would have legged it right there and then.

    Just kidding, I'm glad the newly engaged are happy.

    Say what you will about the meme-images, the guy comissioning over 20 artsits to do different themed portraits of him and his partner mid-proposal is pretty damn awesome.

    May the happy couple receive all of the internets.

    I thought it was going to be filled with those awful, awful rage faces, which would have caused me to vomit profusely.

    I thought it was pretty cool. This was obviously their thing, and he obviously understands his lady, which is great to see and all that matters.

    On another note, those artworks were amazing! I wonder if he paid for all those commissions too?

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