Someone used Super Mario Maker to propose to his girlfriend, and he caught it on video. Genius, I know. (These are just the perks of living in one of the best and techiest generations in history.) It might be a little out of the ordinary to most people, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less beautiful than the traditional proposals we see plastered everywhere.
Are you not tired of the typical perfect proposal that has been happening for thousands of years? You see them all over social media day in and day out. But after a while, they all kind of look the same. We are a lot more creative than we think we are, and we really need to tap into that. Like this guy did.
It is a common sentiment that technology is separating people and making them less social and less human. I disagree. We have an opportunity to use technology to make life more fun and creative — to make us more human! Shane Birkinbine’s proposal using Super Mario Maker isn’t an instance of technology controlling his life, but a moment in which he uses it to expand his human experience and do something different. (Pam Edwards…you are a lucky woman.)
If you would like to propose to your significant other in the same way that Birkinbine did, you can do so by using the following code in the game: 7A61-0000-0245-8DE8.
Here’s hoping this is just one of many cool, techy proposals we’ll see in the future. Personally, I can not wait until the first person uses a hologram to propose to their significant other.