How to Advise a Friend Who's Considering Proposing Marriage

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Reader Comments (22)

I love this webcomic series, I get a laugh out of every one.

February 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEthan Y

Drat! Why didn't I think about this "Rubik's Cube" before I married my wife?!
As always hilarious!

February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM. Ulman

The Rubik's Cube idea is awesome. Too bad I could never finish it, so I couldn't write "marry me" on the solved pieces... Anyone got a solved Rubik so I can cheat?

February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGus

nice one again :P

but now i wonder... how did you propose?

February 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermetalmark

Nameless one: Just don't buy your new wife an "Operation" game for her first post-marriage Valentine's Day gift. It will not go down well. I know from sad, sad experience.

February 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermisterfweem

Wow, that guys never getting married...... probably for the best.

February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoRoseph

"Marry me" on a Rubik's Cube? Nice. THAT'S how you tell someone loves you - seeing how long they can handle the cube until they chuck it at your head.


February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

A test of intelligence to prove that she's worthy - a brilliant idea!

Why not do it via Hangman or reprogram a Tetris game? Or better yet - why not do a city wide scavenger hunt of near impossible proportions?

February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFox

A buddy of mine did that scavenger hunt thing to propose, he was supposedly at work but said she could text him if she had trouble. Really he and the ring were the last things on the hunt, but with his phone on vibrate he could respond to her texts and keep up the ruse of being out of the house... he also had her taking pictures of herself on the hunt so they have record of her making "what the f**k" faces at some of his hidden poems and joke items. It was actually rather charming.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter1049

Ahahahahahah, that first panel is AMAZING!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaymond

Um, what if someone else finds the ring? And then says "I do"?

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

You had me until "more unique"

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersamiam

I sure hope this one isn't ruining the surprise for some unsuspecting gal!

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA.

Oh man, I dig the creativity but a lot of those date or proposal ideas are just bad. Also, I am terrible at hunts and puzzles and games, so I would just never get married.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica White

I feel the more succinct route of "Just give all your money to someone you hate and shoot yourself in the head now," works just as well...

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

O.K. Its official I have dibs on the Rubik's Cube idea.

February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJSD

the rubic cube idea is epic. maybe I need to get married again.

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrod

As someone who has really used a scrambled cube once to send a romantic message, I am starting to worry if Scott is reading my mind.

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know, my husband proposed to me with a series of puzzles (not a rubik's cube, but he did include a nonogram, a rebus, and several slightly more esoteric puzzles). The fact that he spent the hours to write the puzzles is still one of the most flattering things I've ever seen done for a proposal -- not to mention, they were a lot of fun to solve! The ring was inside a Japanese puzzle box, too, though by that time I was pretty sure I knew what was going on, and had trouble opening it because my hands were shaking from nerves/excitement, heh.

So, for you doubters out there, just a little bit of anecdata that this sort of thing CAN go over really well.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCytherea

@ gus
just rearrange the stickers!

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergurgleflob

hahaha! pretty funny.
reminds me that it should be a sarcastic strip! i love the sarcasm.

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahJean

The Rubik's Cube thing was actually done but better, with a custom cube that opens up, and there was a ring inside.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNotan
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