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Yankee Fan Drops Bomb on GF—and Engagement Ring

But did Andrew Fox make the save?

(Newser) - If Red Sox fans didn't have enough to taunt Yankees fans about, Tuesday's game between the two rivals offered more ammunition. A Pennsylvania man decked out in pinstripes decided to propose to his girlfriend at Yankee Stadium, and he had his stunt all worked out, down to getting... More »

First the Medal, Then the Ring

He Zi of China accepts proposal from boyfriend and fellow diver Qin Kai

(Newser) - Love is in the air at the Olympic diving pool. He Zi of China settled for silver in women's 3-meter springboard on Sunday before accepting another prize: an engagement ring. Boyfriend and fellow diver Qin Kai surprised her with a marriage proposal as she stepped off the medal podium.... More »

Man's Cliff-Top Proposal Goes Downhill Fast

He had to be rescued, then was arrested

(Newser) - Michael Banks' engagement couldn't have gotten off to a rockier start. Police say the 27-year-old Fresno man illegally scaled the 600-foot Morro Rock off California's Central Coast after sunrise Thursday to propose to his girlfriend over the Facetime app. She said yes, but was upset that he'd... More »

Guy Stops Traffic for Risky Proposal

Cops are investigating, but at least she said yes

(Newser) - If you were one of those stuck in traffic on I-45 in Houston on Sunday, this story could either ease or increase your irritation. The source of the holdup: Vidal Valladares Navas and his friends stopped their cars in the middle of the highway so he could propose to his... More »

Man Proposes While Dressed as Michael Myers

This time the Halloween killer's victim was crying tears of happiness

(Newser) - You know you've found "the one" when he knows your idea of a perfect marriage proposal is to dress as a famous serial killer before getting down on one knee. The video of Los Angeles resident Alec Wells proposing to his girlfriend while dressed as Michael Myers, the... More »

Staged Your Proposal? Congrats, Narcissist

Bella Mackie would rather you be subtle, because 'nobody really cares'

(Newser) - Plenty were left dewy-eyed by Matthew Dick's marriage proposal to his girlfriend, spelled out in a paper’s crossword puzzle this week. One who wasn’t: Bella Mackie. "While it's always nice to know that people want to declare their love so publicly," she writes at... More »

Geeky Guy Sneaks Marriage Proposal Into Paper's Crossword

'Smart arse' Matthew Dick popped the question in most 'geeky' way possible

(Newser) - A British lawyer with a penchant for puzzles decided to pop the question to his girlfriend in what she calls an incredibly "geeky way": in the local paper's crossword. Per the BBC , Matthew Dick contacted the British Times' puzzle editor via Twitter and arranged for yesterday's crossword... More »

He Proposes, Accidentally Sets House on Fire

... while cooking her birthday breakfast

(Newser) - On his girlfriend's birthday yesterday, a New Jersey man did three memorable things: First he proposed. Second, he set about cooking her a birthday breakfast. Third, he set the house on fire while doing the second thing, reports NJ.com . Luckily, everybody got out OK, though the second and... More »

Man Proposes to Wife He Divorced 43 Years Ago

Louis Demetriades, Renate Stumpf set to walk down aisle again

(Newser) - Louis Demetriades and Renate Stumpf's marriage ended 43 years ago, but in December, they spoke again for the first time in years. Apparently the flames were rekindled, because on Valentine's Day, Demetriades drove all the way from Tennessee to a Walmart in Fort Smith, Ark., where Stumpf works... More »

How to Propose: First, No Kidnapping

Romantic getaway doesn't go as planned for alleged kidnapper

(Newser) - Picture it: Your ex-boyfriend kidnaps you at BB-gun-point, handcuffs you, and drives you from Texas to a bed and breakfast in Kansas, where he plans to spend three weeks with you on a passionate getaway that ends with him convincing you to marry him. If that doesn't sound like... More »

Cop Stages Phony Traffic Stop to Propose

Galveston officer Gregory Parris gets his 'yes' in unusual fashion

(Newser) - A Texas woman just had what is likely to be the most memorable traffic stop of her life. When Sara Wolff got pulled over by a Galveston cop, he told her she had a broken taillight along with outstanding warrants, reports KHOU-TV . He asked her to step out of her... More »

Muggle's Potter-Themed Proposal Almost Thwarted

After flying his girlfriend to the UK, Samuel Goetsch ran into logistical problems

(Newser) - In the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore finds Harry at Surbiton station in Surrey, England, and whisks him away to Budleigh Babberton—a scene meant to depict the promise of new beginnings. So when Samuel Goetsch of Houston took his Texan girlfriend of four years Stephanie Dodd... More »

Joseph, Mary Get Engaged at Mich. Nativity Scene

Couple also met while playing Joseph and Mary last year

(Newser) - Joseph proposed marriage to Mary—in Michigan. Joe Maurer and Kate Heinlein became engaged during a break from portraying the parents of Jesus Christ. They were re-enacting the Nativity earlier this month for thousands of people at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Blumfield Township, near Saginaw. Dressed as Joseph, Maurer dropped... More »

Guy's Marriage Proposal on Crane Ends Smashingly

Dutch man wanted to propose from crane, which turned out to be less than stable

(Newser) - Usually if a girl looks out her bedroom window first thing in the morning and sees a guy on a crane peering in, her instinct would be to run and call the cops. In the case of a Dutchman's proposal gone quite wrong, just running would do it: It... More »

Man Proposes With World's Hugest GPS Drawing

Yasushi Takahashi spent 6 months traveling 4,450 miles to create marriage proposal

(Newser) - Yasushi Takahashi quit his job six years ago and traveled all over Japan for six months, covering more than 4,450 miles—and he ended up getting a Guinness World Record and a wife out of it, the Boston Globe reports. Takahashi used his GPS tracker to draw "Marry... More »

Man's 99-iPhone Proposal Doesn't Go as Planned

... in that his would-be bride says no

(Newser) - One man in China's got 99 problems but his girlfriend ... well, she's not around anymore. Just in time for the country's "Singles' Day" today, which is becoming a popular day to propose, a young Guangzhou programmer bought 99 iPhone 6s, arranged them in a heart, and... More »

Reporter Investigates ... Her Own Marriage Proposal

Maryanne Firth's boyfriend knew the mysterious signs would pull her to scene

(Newser) - Maryanne Firth, a reporter in Welland, Ontario, didn't mind that it was her turn to work last weekend. She'd finally get to learn what was behind the mysterious pink heart posters that started popping up all over town in late April: New ones had recently arrived alongside their... More »

Cop Helps Couple Who Met in Jail Get Engaged

Police officer who arrested them wanted to be a part of proposal

(Newser) - Two people meet in jail and fall in love—and now, their proposal video has gone viral. The New Hampshire couple, Matt Van Vliet and Samantha Labo, were freshmen in college when they were arrested by police chief Edward Anderson for suspicion of underage drinking. The two didn't know... More »

Arresting Officer Helps Handcuffed Suspect Propose

Cop gets ring out for man in Oklahoma

(Newser) - Even in an age of high-profile marriage-proposal stunts, this one stands out as one of a kind: An Oklahoma man popped the question to his girlfriend last week while an officer arrested him on outstanding warrants. Justin Harrel of Elk City was spotted by an officer in a local park... More »

Team Admits Staging Fake Proposal, Rejection

Double-A team's stunt went viral

(Newser) - The hundreds of thousands of people who cringed in embarrassment (or laughed) at a guy having his marriage proposal publicly shot down can stop cringing (or laughing). Turns out it was all a hoax by a minor league baseball team, reports the Hartford Courant . The video went up on YouTube... More »

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