I know we all hate public marriage proposals. None of us have a different opinion on them, certainly none of us have ever done them or had them done to us, and sometimes we can’t get to sleep at night because we can’t stop thinking about how terrible they make us feel. I definitely know that all of that is the truth. And, I have to tell you, the first proposal you’re going to see is kind of a public marriage proposal, because it is Greg Jones — sportsman — proposing to his girlfriend after winning the Super Bowl. But it is public in the quietest way possible, while still being surrounded by a million cameras and people. And it still sounds PRETTY GOOD, right? I cannot wait until my future husband wins the Super Bowl and then proposes to me and the stays faithful to me for the rest of my life. The second video is kind of like an intense opposite of a public marriage proposal, while still being something that you’re watching on the internet. (A man in a Bender helmet proposing in binary code.) So we’re all agreeing that they’re both pretty cool marriage proposals, but — WHICH IS THE COOLEST? Please watch and judge for yourself.

Greg Jones Proposing To His Girlfriend After Winning The Super Bowl

Guy Proposing To His Girlfriend In Binary Code

Very hard decision, right? Would it help to hear a few words from the binary guy’s girlfriend on the whole thing? Ok, here’s that:

My boyfriend told me I had to close my laptop for a couple minutes, then when I logged back on this was posted to my facebook wall. He sat across the room as I transcribed and then decoded it. After about a half hour I found out it says, “Rachel, you are awesome. Will you marry me?” I said yes, of course :B

Ahh, all the classic love story elements: Facebook, sitting across the room while someone “decodes” your proposal for half an hour, and a Bender helmet. Super beautiful, and I’m very glad that this person found a woman who would say yes to someone who posted that video on her Facebook wall for everyone to see.

So, obviously, these are still BOTH VERY COOL! Again, I am left not knowing how to decide. Sure Greg Jones won the Super Bowl, but did he even TRY to figure out what “will you marry me?” is in binary? And SURE, the other guy DID do that, but DID HE EVEN TRY TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL? Tough choice. What do you think??????

Comments (34)
  1. Guys, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but she made a mistake in that translation. He actually said “Rachel, you are awesome. Will you carry me?” He’s going to be really confused when she starts picking out china patterns while he’s waiting around for a piggy back.

  2. For all the work that nerd put into his proposal, he couldn’t have taken 5 minutes to come up with something better than “You’re awesome, will you marry me?” Dislike.

  3. Bender. Bender wins. Bender wins every time. Sorry superbowl, but it’s Bender. Nothing* can compete with Bender.

    *do I really need to say “except Tilda Swinton” here? It is probably a given at this point.

  4. Neither. The only way a public proposal is acceptable is if there is a skywriter plane involved.

  5. the binary guy kinda sounds like a didgeridoo.

  6. To test if your marriage proposal is a good idea, just ask yourself whether it sounds like it’s stolen from an episode of Big Bang Theory. If the answer is yes, you’re doing it wrong.

  7. Umm…Bender doesn’t speak in binary code. Fake.

  8. I think we should decide based on who is happiest, in which case Greg Jones’ mom wins.

  9. Not technically an ‘on-camera proposal’ per se, but this wins coolest marriage proposal of all time (and space).

  10. My marriage proposal was lame so I dislike all proposals where it looks like the person put some amount of thought into it. However, my marriage has worked out (so far) so I suppose that’s what really matters. Right?
    That being said, I vote Bender. I always vote Bender.

    • The secret is that every single public marriage proposal is lame and terrible, so however lame you think yours was, I’ll bet it was actually awesome, because you and your partner both somehow managed to get through it without thinking with the utmost arrogance and egotism “You know who’d just love our proposal? Complete fucking strangers.”

  11. I can only imagine how boring that robo-wedding is going to be.

  12. Hey Mr. bender guy, if you don’t told tell us what kind of encoding ur using, how are we supposed to know what ur sayin? Maybe he just wanted to tell his girlfriend to look in memory location 0x139ac0a976bf400000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and she is just totally misinterpreting this!

  13. Binary! Always binary! I know how to count in binary, theoretically until infinity although I’m much too lazy to go beyond maybe 10 because it’s exhausting.

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