An intrepid boyfriend spent the best part of a month secretly proposing to his girlfriend, before finally popping the question to her face after she failed to notice.
As far as enterprising and unusual proposals go, this one is pretty out there.
Edi Okoro, from Hertfordshire, bought a diamond ring earlier this year for the purpose of eventually giving it to his girlfriend, Cally Read.
However, he decided that he wanted to do something a bit more exciting than simply offering it to her and seeing what she said.
So, he took a load of secret pictures of himself holding the ring in the presence of his fiancée-to-be to see if she’d notice.
Well, she didn’t, but he did eventually pop the question to her and – thankfully, after all of this effort – she said yes.
Edi told : “Those who have gone through this (and those who will soon find out), you want to propose in a way that speaks to you as a person and couple. Some plan a flash mob, a fancy meal, or even arrange a marry me sign. I couldn’t do this because ‘Edi doesn’t plan’… I’m a spontaneous improviser.”
Knowing that Cally would twig if he started to plan something, he tried something different – to hilarious effect.
Eventually, the positions that he’d get the ring into started to escalate.
He continued: “The idea was to take as many photos, in more daring scenarios, until I found the perfect moment to propose or until I got caught, at which point I would propose.”
That includes hiding it in plain sight, and even sticking the ring into her hand while she slept.
Eventually – although the exact method remains a secret – he did propose and she agreed. He shared a picture of the ring having arrived at its final destination: on his fiancée’s finger.