A man secretly “proposed” to his girlfriend numerous times over the course of a month while she was not paying attention, before finally asking her to marry him. Edi Okoro, 30, from Herefordshire in England, decided to propose to his girlfriend Cally Read, 28, earlier this year. However, before actually popping the question, Okoro spent a month hiding the ring in plain sight, to see how or when Read would notice.
Throughout the month, Okoro captured pictures of himself holding the ring in front of Read as she slept or focused her attention elsewhere in increasingly daring situations. One night, Okoro placed the ring in the palm of Read’s hand as she was asleep. When she didn’t realise that, he went as far as putting the ring in her jewellery box for two days without her finding it.
According to Okoro, who shared his proposal on social media, he chose to propose this way because he is a “spontaneous improvisor”. “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,” Okoro wrote alongside a gallery of all the photos he took of Read. “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 improvisor.”
Okoro said Read knowing this aspect of his personality made organising a proposal especially difficult, as she would have “clocked on to what I was about to do” as soon as he planned a holiday or meal. It was while carrying the ring around with him “everywhere hoping the ‘moment’ would arise in line with my spontaneous style” that he decided to capture all the almost-proposals.
He wrote: “After a month or so of waiting for the right moment, I was sitting on the sofa admiring ‘my precious’ (yes I became very attached to this ring by this point), Cally almost caught me staring at the ring, and it hit me!“All these missed opportunities mixed in with the thought – Cally doesn’t know I have the ring!! I should just start documenting these moments!”
According to Okoro, his goal was to take as many photos as he could until Read either caught him and he proposed, or he found the perfect moment to propose.Okoro never got caught, but he did eventually find the perfect moment to propose. A photo album of all the potential proposal moments has since been liked more than 58,000 times on Social media, with thousands of people praising Okoro for the creative idea.
“This is priceless! Love it!!” one person commented. Another said: “This makes me want to cry because it is literally the cutest funniest thing I’ve ever seen!”
Khan Sai – Its guys like this that make it hard for others to propose- now the only way I can top that- is to train a bunch of dolphins with top hats to sing and dance all the while a slow rising sperwhale erupts from the depths with a clam shell in its mouth which contains the ring innit- oh and sky writing the words WYMM? (cause after I blow all the cash on the rest of the stuff that’s all the lettering id would be able to afford)
Skye Brown – He’s not proposing at all. He’s just flashing the ring around behind her back. Proposing actually requires him to ask her to marry him
B A Miles – I wrote a 365 word letter to my gf. I wrote every word on 365 separate pieces of paper and took a candid photo every day with a word in the foreground, from the beginning of the letter to the end. Longest year of my life.
We had a big event and lots of surprises and when she saw the slide show she was blown away and she said yes! We put all the photos in a book.
Kasey Robinette – Almost as sweet as when the hub proposed to me.. he looked at me about 15 mins into our date and said.. you are the girl imma spend the rest of my life with, then I punched him and said he was crazy( I was 16 and he 18) and this was in 1992 and still going strong!! Congrats to these two
Jozef Restepo – I remember once when my dad gave me money to pay the electricity bill but instead i bought a raffle ticket for a brand new car. When i got home,i explained to my dad what i did and he beat the crap out of me. But the next day,when my dad woke up and opened the door,outside my house was a brand new car. We all cried especially me,because the car was from the electricity company,they were there to cut off the electricity, my dad beat the crap out of me again