When you have a spare two weeks and a wealth of computer programming knowledge, it’s amazing what mischief you can cause via social media — even if your intentions are romantic. Israeli computer programmer Guy Malachi wrote a code to make his girlfriend think Facebook was sending her messages about her relationship status. In reality, he was preparing to propose.
Malachi’s program repeatedly asked her whether she wanted to confirm that her relationship status to “Married,” even if she selected single. The program then congratulated her and asked her who the lucky guy was — one of the couple’s mutual friends, or “this Guy”? (Get it?)
He then proposed in person, with a ring. Here’s how he explained it to the Daily Mail:
‘She was floored ,’ wrote Mr. Malachi.
‘She had no idea till that second what was going on — luckily for me, she said yes!’
‘A few minutes of mushiness ensued while we collected ourselves and indulged in the moment, and then I explained to her how the whole thing worked.
We appreciate that kind of effort (and that level of geekiness) in a proposal! We’re a little meh about the whole proposing-on-the-internet thing (especially if it’s via Groupon, like this guy did), but if she liked it, that’s all that matters. And at least the proposal didn’t faux-threaten her life or his, like these did. No harm in a little laptop takeover that’s all in good, romantic fun.
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