Man Proposes to Girlfriend Without Her Knowing – Goes Viral

Edi Okoro, age 30, had already purchased a wedding ring for his girlfriend Cally Read earlier in the year. He wanted to take things slow, but leave everything up to fate. With all of the amazing proposals, it’s hard to come up with something new. Edi took the ring with him everywhere. He hoped the “moment” would “arise in line with [his] spontaneous style.” He wrote this in a Facebook post that was shared 59,000 times.

“After a month or so of waiting for the right moment, I was sitting on the sofa admiring ‘my precious’,” a nickname he jokingly used for the ring, “and it hit me! I should just start documenting these moments!” And that is exactly what he did.

He began taking fun photos of the ring while Cally was unaware of the situation. He realized she could catch him at any moment, but had the confidence that she would still say yes. “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!”

Edi explained he wanted to propose in a way that spoke to them as a couple, a fancy meal or flash mob didn’t fit with their personality. He claimed that he isn’t a planner, he’s an improviser, which is why the idea to “propose” to Cally without her knowing fit so perfectly. It was spontaneous and fun.

He updated a photo album titled “How I proposed to Cally,” which contained images of him holding the ring behind her, hiding it in plain sight, or anywhere you could imagine. He even had a picture of the ring resting in her hand as she was sleeping. On August 31, Okoro confirmed that they were finally engaged. He didn’t share how he ended up proposing to her but he did mention that he never did get caught, and she didn’t learn about the “game” until “several weeks later”.