A British online retailer has found a way to milk Valentine's Day for all it's worth.
Owners of the UK website, VeryFirstTo.com, are offering one purchaser the opportunity to propose to their beloved in a 30-second TV commercial, which will air February 14 on British TV's Channel 4. The cost is £135,000 (that's about $214,000).
VeryFirstTo.com founder Marcel Knobil told The Telegraph:
"This has got to be the most sensational way to mark the moment and make it truly memorable," Knobil said. "Investing in a proposal through such a remarkable, never-done-before manner will result in a marriage offer that will be very difficult to refuse."
According to The Daily Mail, £2,000 of the £135,000 will be donated to charity. The deadline to purchase the proposal is January 31, 2013.
This over-the-top proposal might be the most extravagant in recent memory; other extreme proposals include a $20,000 flash mob proposal sold on Gilt City in November 2012 and a zero-gravity proposal in 2007.
Would you accept the TV proposal, or is it too gimmicky? Let us know in the comments!
Watch some of the most extreme proposals in the slideshow below.
WARNING: This shocking proposal video is definitely not for the faint of heart. When Toronto-based stuntman Josh Madryga decided it was time to pop the question, he also decided that he was going to be set on fire. In this video, Madryga proposes to his girlfriend -- but following her heartfelt "Yes!" his friend lights him on fire. Horrifyingly extreme? We think so. But for some reason, his new bride-to-be doesn't seem fazed.
Thirty-two-year-old New York native Alexander Loucopoulos knew just the way to propose to his girlfriend, space enthusiast Graciela Asturias. He would have gotten down on bended knee, but there was no real way to do it -- since he popped the question on a 90-minute zero-gravity flight aboard a Boeing 727 in May 2007. "I asked if she'd marry me, and then the ring just floated in front of her as we floated in zero gravity," he told ABC. And she said yes. [Ed. note: The couple pictured here is not Loucopoulos and Asturias].
Yes, this man actually falls off of a four story building while popping the question to his girlfriend. Although the stunt was planned, his poor fiancee nearly had a heart attack (and so did we.) The video of the proposal was uploaded to YouTube in July 2011.
In May 2011, Kyle Monroe proposed to his adrenaline rush junkie partner-in crime and longtime girlfriend, Liz Navitsky, while the pair were skydiving. As Navitsky was landing from her 15,000 foot fall, she saw a huge tarp on the ground which read "Marry Me, Liz?" Navitsky accepted.
Want to ask your girlfriend to marry you... and scare her to death at the same time? Try getting her "arrested" (by a police officer who is actually doing this as a favor to you, of course.) In this video, uploaded to YouTube in September 2008, a couple's car gets pulled over by a police patrol car. The unassuming bride-to-be watches from the passenger's seat as her boyfriend goes through an awful ordeal. Just as she exits the car -- with her hands over her head -- he pops the question.