Finally worked up the nerve to ask her to spend the rest of her life with you, but still not quite sure how? Not to worry, brave Chinese boyfriends have been busy this year testing out how to get the girl, and how not to get the girl.
10) Infatuated Xi’an boyfriend proposes to sweetheart using lychees, gets shot down
First thing, guys — and we cannot stress this enough — forget about using lychees. Seriously.
This poor 24-year-old dude from Xi’an tried to propose to his sweetheart by arranging her favorite fruit in the shape of two hearts with an arrow piercing through. After his heartfelt proposal, the girlfriend popped one of the lychees in her mouth and abruptly fled the scene.
“My dearest, I don’t have a house, a car or a lot of money, but I have true love for you. I can use it to provide you with happiness. Will you marry me?”
9) Man makes public marriage proposal on a boat outside a hospital, girl throws ring away, returns to hospital ward
Not quite as bad as lychees, but also avoid boats, at least on land.
One gallant guy from Hubei tried proposing to his girl on a boat outside a hospital. With a large crowd of people gathered around cheering and taking photos on their smartphones, the man pulled out a ring and asked for the woman’s hand in marriage. Much to everyone’s surprise, the woman nonchalantly threw the ring away and returned back to the hospital ward.
“XXX I love you! Please forgive me!”
8) Tsinghua University security guard ruins marriage proposal by intercepting flying drone
Meanwhile, it’s also important to limit the influence of outside factors, such as unsentimental security guards ready to swat down your drone of love.
“He attached a ring underneath the drone and flew it towards the girl. As the crowds were cheering for the couple, a school security guard watching took objection to the drone and intercepted it.”
7) Tuhao boyfriend proposes to his freshman sweetheart with a heart made of luxury cars
Ok, now we are onto the successes, least of which was this Guangzhou tuhao who used a fleet of luxury (mini) cars parked in the shape of a heart to get his freshman girlfriend to marry him. Totally worked.
Actually, Casanova here decided to make his grand proposal because he was scared that somebody might try and steal his beloved away during her time at university. They won’t get married until after she graduates.
6) Sichuan man taken away by cops moments after proposing to girlfriend
One Sichuan Don Juan made a very public proposal in June, popping the question at a busy Chengdu intersection. It was such an event that apparently he was supposed to ask permission first and ended up getting dragged away by the cops just moments after she said yes.
5) Wuhan dude creates sand sculpture of his girlfriend before getting down on his knees
Making all us other guys look bad, this Wuhan art student carefully created a sand sculpture of his girlfriend before popping the question. It was even 80% accurate, how are we ever supposed to compete with that?
4) Hong Kong man drops HK$400,000 on elaborate helicopter proposal
For a successful marriage proposal, you don’t necessarily need a lot of money, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have 400,000 HKD to splash out on a luxury suite, diamond ring and helicopter.
“Some people will say it’s crazy to do this, but she didn’t ask for a big house or a high-class car and she doesn’t always buy shoes or dresses or [ask] to go to fancy restaurants, but she wanted a memorable wedding proposal.”
3) Gay marriage proposal on Beijing metro draws cheers from commuters
Our only same-sex couple on the list, this man chose the most romantic of locations, the Beijing metro, to propose to his partner with a watch, earning loud cheers (and a few jeers) from fellow commuters.
“Today I invite all the people we know and do not know to bear witness.”
2) After learning his girlfriend is pregnant, guy proposes with 4,500 diapers arranged in shape of heart
Making the best out of an unexpected situation, this Guangzhou Romeo bought some 4,500 diapers and arranged them out on a busy street in the shape of a heart, to propose to his girlfriend right after he learned that he was going to be a father.
“From now on, your happiness and the baby’s happiness is my responsibility. Marry me!”
1) Beijing romantic proposes to girlfriend with a meat bouquet
But in the end, you don’t helicopters, pyramids, diapers, cars, cops, boats, watches, drones or boats.
All you really need is love, courage and a little meat.
WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS…
Two young lives destroyed too soon.
Posted by Shanghaiist on Sunday, November 8, 2015