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5 Geeky Ways To Ask Someone To Marry You On The Internet

Ryan Dube 25-06-2009

One of the most nerve-wrecking times in a guy’s life is the day he finds someone that he realizes he actually wants to marry, and he needs to get up the nerve to ask her. If you’ve racked your brain for creative ways to ask someone to marry you, I’m here today to offer you a few suggestions that may help.


It goes without saying that these will all be Internet-based, so they’re perfect for the girlfriend who’s obsessed with the Internet – the one who can’t stop checking her Facebook account or surfing YouTube videos. These are also the sort of techniques that you can use to ask a girl to marry you when you’re in a long distance relationship, or maybe if you’re in the military and serving in a foreign country. Don’t let distance stop you. The following geeky tips will get her attention and they may even make her cry, but most importantly, they will also make her say “yes.”

How to Ask Someone to Marry You on the Internet (And Get Them to Say Yes!)

Let’s face it, it’s a web 2.0 world. The days of kneeling on one knee beside a restaurant table are long gone. Today, you’ve got text messages, instant messaging and email. Guys today need to be fresh and creative with their proposal ideas to capture the hearts of that special girl. If you’re one of those guys who have been thinking about “popping the question” for quite some time – stop thinking about it and start living! Ask her to marry you using the many web technologies that are now at your disposal.

1. Create a GPS Mission for Her to Find the “Ring”

This is probably the most creative approach to asking someone to marry you. Geo-caching has been around for a number of years, but it’s especially taking off with a vengeance since more mobile phones have built-in GPS capability and more websites (eg: Waze.com) are offering features that make use of GPS positioning or cell tower triangulation. If the person you want to marry has a GPS device or a mobile phone, you can use the free mission creator at GPS Mission to send the girl you love on a mysterious chase for a final secret discovery.


The great thing about this free online tool is that you can give her clues along the way. Make it extra romantic by tying each location to things that you did together in the past, and test her memory.


On the last waypoint, the “treasure” could be a picture of you holding the ring with the words “Will You Marry Me?” underneath. Or, if you want to be all James Bond-ish about it, you could hide a box with a DVD in it with a “watch me” note on it. When she goes home and pops the DVD into the player, she’ll see a video of you asking her to marry you.

2. Create an Instant Marriage Proposal Website

Recently, I wrote an article on several tools that are available for creating instant websites Top 4 Web Tools to Create Free Websites Instantly Read More . In my opinion (and the opinion of several MakeUseOf readers), Weebly is clearly one of the best. You can aso try a Wix if you want a flash one.

Another method to ask someone to marry you would be to create a single page website that features a big header “CATHY, WILL YOU MARRY ME?” complete with photos, “will you marry” me poems, a long and heartfelt “will you marry me” letter, and a whole mix of other content that will overwhelm her with emotion.

She’ll be crying and yelling at the computer screen, “Yes! Yes, I’ll marry you, you big geek!”



With Weebly, you can build a great, meaningful one-page proposal website in no time, and when you’re done, just email or text message her the URL and wait for her reaction.

Okay guys, stop laughing at my sample website above… it’s just an example!

3. Create a Photo Gallery of Your Life Together – Including Marriage

If you really want to get the point across, use photos. Recently, MakeUseOf reviewed a great tool called MyLiveGallery MyLiveGallery: Instant Online Image Gallery Creator Read More that lets you build an online photo gallery quickly and easily. Using this free tool, you could piece together a stunning photo montage of all of the things you and her have done together. Trust me, by the time she gets to the very last slide where you display a photo of yourself on bended knee and holding out the ring – she’ll be in tears.



The ease of creating a photo gallery with this web tool is creepy. You basically just go through a few steps, as shown above, and your online gallery is finished.


You’re allowed up to 10 photos, you can select from a number of premade templates, and the quality of the final gallery isn’t that shabby! Once you’re done creating it, just copy the link and email or text it to her.


4. Write an Article on “How To Marry Your Best Friend”

Anyone who knows me very well knows that I love eHow because, not only can you instantly publish single-page “how-to 5 Cool How-To Videos Sites That Don't Suck Read More ” web pages for free, but they also pay you a portion of all ad royalties that your page earns. As a proposal tool, it’s very cool, because you could write a step by step, romantic “How-To” article on how to marry your best friend.


The cool thing about these eHow pages is that it’s a lot like the slideshow you created above, because in every step you can include a photo of you and her spending time together. The very last step would be, “Say Yes… Will You Marry Me?” She’ll be overwhelmed by the fact that you spent so much effort creating an entire article for her benefit. She doesn’t need to know that every time someone reads the article, you get royalties – that’s just icing on the cake!

5. Do It On YouTube For the World to See!

Almost from the first moment YouTube became popular, men have occasionally used it to propose to their girlfriend. While it’s not the most original technique to propose via Web 2.0, it’s still unique and fresh enough to make the top 5 list. All you have to do is use any video editing application, such as any of the 18 online tools 18 Online Tools to Edit, Mix and Enhance your Videos Read More that Kaly reviewed, to create a customized movie professing your love for her, and why you want to marry her.

Some guys get as elaborate as combining music, video, pictures and special effects, while other guys create a movie as simple as shooting streaming audio of themselves asking the girl to marry them.


Do whatever you feel would best convey your true feelings for the girl – but for Pete’s sake, do it right the first time. You only have one chance to get it right, and getting that simple “yes” is a moment that will last a lifetime. Do it right now, and it’s a memory that she’ll remember and treasure for years. Screw it up, and you’re likely to join the ranks of “losers” who couldn’t get a simple proposal right. No pressure or anything.

Would you ever consider proposing to your girlfriend online? If you’ve ever used online tools to ask a girl to marry you, what approach did you take? Tell us your preferred method in the comments!

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    December 10, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    youuuuuu guys are strait up geekkkssssss
    suckk maaa chode faggotssssss btw i lyk it up tha ass:)

  2. Magistinus
    July 1, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Hehe, I like it!

  3. Mida
    June 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

    hahah thanks but i still like the old fashion way

  4. jintao
    June 30, 2009 at 10:54 am

    This is what happens if she says yes


  5. Laura
    June 29, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Why is this post written as though it's always the man who has to do the proposing? I realize that this notion may stun some people, but a woman doesn't have to wait around for a man to think of a clever way to propose to her, wringing her hands and worrying that she may become an old maid if he doesn't make up his mind. There's no reason the woman can't ask the man to marry her, if she wants to marry. I mean, shocking as it may seem, the guy's penis doesn't drop off if the woman is the one doing the asking.

    Even apart from that, though, all these ideas really are pretty stupid. I mean, "Write an article on how to marry your best friend"? Barf.

    • Ryan Dube
      June 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm

      Hi Laura - thanks for your comment. The simple answer is this - cuz I'm a guy. :) Do you have a blog? Maybe YOU should write an article on how to propose to a guy using your unique female perspective. Then again, I suppose flaming folks is much more fun. :) Thanks again!

      • Angel
        June 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        lol .. ikr

  6. Gareth
    June 28, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I would advise no one to actually do this haha.

  7. D
    June 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

    It should be called 5 ways to be the stupidest moron on earth

    • Ryan Dube
      June 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm

      Wow - that's not very nice to the folks who said they've used these techniques and their fiance loved it!

      • Angel
        June 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

        People are idiots Ryan

  8. Melissa
    June 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I have to say that these are proposal ideas that I have NOT heard of before!

  9. Joshua
    June 26, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Ooh! I like that poem..

    Roses are red,
    violets are blue,
    marry me,
    or I'll sue you

    X3 I like that.

  10. Keren
    June 26, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    My husband proposed via AIM while we were living together. Any of those listed would have been awesome.

  11. DaMan
    June 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm



  12. Not quite sure
    June 26, 2009 at 11:27 am

    As a girl, even being a fairly nerdy one, I wouldn't want my boyfriend to propose using any of those methods...I would definitely get bored and probably distracted if I used the GPS, and I don't want to have to share the proposal with the rest of the world. It's between two people and to make it special is to make it exclusive to the two people in love. I wouldn't want anything magnificent either, just something simple and meaningful.

  13. K
    June 26, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Somethings should not be changed..Make it personal, keep it face to face..even if you are going to use all this shit, try to incorporate yourself into the actual asking her to marry you part.

    Make her melt, and be their to witness it.

  14. elezend
    June 26, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Is there any geeky tips to ask a guy to marry you instead?

    • KHC831
      June 26, 2009 at 9:56 am

      Make the GPS quest. End it with a card that says "This could have been a nice way to propose to me, now you gotta come up with a new way in *insert your time limit*. Or I'm leaving you."

  15. Bobby
    June 26, 2009 at 7:02 am

    How about the guy that hacked a rom of Chrono Trigger to propose to his g/f that was playing it?

  16. gusta
    June 26, 2009 at 6:51 am

    if you're not that romantic you could just twitter her the question =D

  17. thandor
    June 26, 2009 at 4:40 am

    For the beautiful girl on earth...?

  18. Dennis
    June 26, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Or you could send her to GPS coordinates where she'd find the website URL which would give her the next GPS coordinates where she'd find the URL of a photo gallery with clues as to the next place where she'd find the URL of an eHow article saying how to find the next place where she'd find the URL of the Youtube video in which you ask her to marry you. Combo ftw

    • J
      June 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm

      I like your idea dennis but the thing is she would have to be willing enough and geeky enough to go through all of that. What K said is right, you have to keep it personal. I think a set up with one of those ideas above to meet you in a place in person then propose to her is a good idea. The ideas above takes away from the special moment that is shared when you propose to her.

  19. Melissa
    June 25, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I wish my boyfriend proposed to me through youtube, sounds cute! I got no speech!

  20. Gennice
    June 25, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    @Mike I totally agree with you! That's the best and most enjoyable part of the entire process! :)

    Just Enjoy!

  21. Greg L
    June 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I really did propose via a GPS geocache, back in 2001 (pre-Web 2.0). I hid the ring and a card with the proposal in a tree, "found" a geocache clue on the Web, and we went searching, letting my future wife lead the way. She found the geocache, saw the card and didn't even notice the ring at first. Once she read the card, she found the ring. That's my version of the story. Hers takes about an hour to tell.

  22. Mike
    June 25, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    You kids are nuts. By removing yourself from the picture and dropping in a cute video or website in your place, you miss that special moment and the look in her eyes when she actually gets the proposal.

    Geez, I didn't think I was old until I read this article.

    (If this is some kind of really really late April Fool's joke, then I have certainly fallen for it.)

  23. Za3mOn
    June 25, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    "Okay guys, stop laughing at my sample website above… it’s just an example!" - LOL

    nice article anw,
    gonna bookmark this :)

  24. robb
    June 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    i really like the GPS part :)
    but what if the person is not really excited about it and quit halfway through the game ?

    • Ryan Dube
      June 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm

      Hey Robb,

      Good question - I like Greg's approach below because he went with her. If you send her on your own, I guess you probably need to make sure that each clue is enticing enough and mysterious enough so that she won't want to give up..making it only 3 or 4 waypoints is probably a good idea too - otherwise you may fatigue her... :)

      Thanks for the comment!

      • Robert
        June 26, 2009 at 3:41 am

        I actually did a sequential clue hunt for my girlfriend the first month we were dating. The last item was a pair of tickets to a little local show she wanted to see.

        So I know if you've got a geeky (or geek-loving) girlfriend, she'll have the patience for clues. The clues I gave her were really difficult and she got through 12 of them and keeps telling me how much she loved it.

    • Kerry
      June 26, 2009 at 4:33 am

      Shame, you poro darling!
      She wasn't worth the effort!
      Find a girl who's into you as much as she's into GPS! There are a few of us around - use ur GPS to find us ;P

    • jerry
      July 7, 2009 at 2:25 am

      i will like to chart with live one on one please let me know when you will come online ...........Thanks