A lovelorn Chinese programmer has spent nearly $100,000 creating the perfect hi-tech wedding proposal – only to have his beloved would-be-fiance say no and walk off.
The programmer lovingly assembled a giant heart from 99 iPhone 6s, at a cost of more than $94,000, in the hope of convincing his lady love to become his wife.[ew-supplier-carousel]
Unfortunately, his perfect proposal, which took place in front of family and friends in a workplace car park, ended in heartbreak and humiliation after she refused the proposal and walked off leaving him holding a giant bouquet of red roses – and a lot of spare iPhones.
Pictures of the proposal were captured from a nearby building and uploaded to Chinese social media site WeiBo. They have since gone viral.
Grandiose proposals are common on Guanggun Jie or ‘Singles Day,’ a modern Chinese convention which falls on November 11 and encourages China’s singletons to hold parties and blind dates in the hope of making new friends or finding their future partner.
November 11 was choose as it corresponds to 11/11 which is also four 1s.