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Viral Proposal Videos: Our Favorites

First Posted: 09/30/11 05:01 PM ET   Updated: 10/04/11 12:05 PM ET

Remember the old days, when a marriage proposal was a quiet moment shared between two people in love? A promise of "forever" extended from one partner to another?

Well, those days are over--for these couples, at least. Thanks to YouTube, millions have watched these (often elaborately staged) proposals of marriage. Below, a look at our favorites.

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  • The Movie Trailer

    <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388501/YouTube-Greatest-Marriage-Proposal-EVER---Matt-Still-surprises-Ginny-Joiner.html" target="_hplink">Matt Still</a> proposed to his girlfriend Ginny Joiner in this movie trailer--in front of an audience of more than 100 cinema-goers. Matt's elaborate proposal was <a href="http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/05/30/exp.nr.movie.trailer.proposal.cnn" target="_hplink">even covered on CNN</a>. The video, posted in May 2011, has been watched 19 million times to date.

  • Falling For The Right Girl

    Brooke and Josh got engaged on a rooftop, but not before Josh tripped and plummeted four stories! This death-defying proposal was posted in July 2011. More than 5.6 million people have watched it.

  • A Childhood Dream

    It's unclear whether this Disneyland "Fairy Tale" proposal is <a href="http://jezebel.com/5304650/disneyland-musical-marriage-proposal-magical--romantic-or-lamest-scam-ever" target="_hplink">genuine or just a PR stunt</a>. Regardless, nearly 4.2 million people have watched the video since it was posted in June 2009.

  • Flash Mob

    This guy proposed to his girlfriend, Claudette, with a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/08/man-goes-all-out-in-madis_n_604543.html" target="_hplink">fully-choreographed flash mob</a> in the middle of New York's Madison Square Park. Apparently people love a choreographed public display of affection--3 million people have watched this video since it was posted in May of 2010.

  • An International Affair

    Charles proposed to his girlfriend Ali on a trip to Spain in October 2009. To date, nearly 2.7 million people have shared in their happy moment.

  • Live TV Fail

    This proposal didn't go quite as well as planned. The awkwardness begins at 1:20--try not to cringe. The unfortunate October 2008 video has been viewed 2.4 million times to date.

  • Reality TV Prank

    This surprise proposal didn't start out very well--Nikki is convinced that her boyfriend Justin is cheating on her. Thankfully, the proposal was <a href="http://blog.weddzilla.com/topics/getting-engaged/get-mobbed-on-fox/" target="_hplink">part of the Fox reality TV show "Mobbed"</a>. More than 1.5 million people have watched this clip since it was posted in June 2011 (the show <a href="http://www.fox.com/mobbed/" target="_hplink">returns to Fox Nov. 23</a>).

  • 'I Love You, I Really Do'

    The bride-to-be isn't featured in this video from May 2008--but she <em>did</em> say yes. More than 1.1 million people have watched this proposal.

  • Ruined By A Reporter

    In this video from January 2007, a Fox News reporter spoils Boise State footballer <a href="http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/16434314/" target="_hplink">Ian Johnson's surprise proposal</a> to his girlfriend. But not to worry, the head cheerleader does say yes. More than 1.1 million people have watched it happen.

  • Proposal Foul

    Ouch. This guy got rejected at a baseball game. He really feels the sting at 0:16. Since August 2009, more than 1.1 million people have shared his pain.

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Filed by Stephanie Hallett  |