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Finding the perfect way to propose takes time and consideration. But sometimes you can go way too far with it and scare the living s*** out of your better half - just like this guy did when he set up a fake armed robbery to pop the big question. Watch what happened below:
Yup, an unnamed man from Boston, United States, thought leading his significant other to believe she was being held at gunpoint was the perfect way to ask her to marry him.
Footage shared from the shop's CCTV shows the loved-up couple picking up some groceries, before an armed robber storms in and pushes them to the back of the store.
The thief, with his hand in his coat pocket pretending he had a gun, then asks the pair whether they have kids - the woman clearly in considerable distress by this point.
Feigning terror, the man tells the robber that they have three kids - the oldest 14, the middle six, and the youngest aged just two - but aren't married yet.
As the woman sobs, fearing she may never see another day, the thief approaches them and hands a ring box to her partner who bends down and pops the question.
Now, considering what she has just been through, you can probably imagine what kind of response she should have given.
But while many, many women would have ditched him right there, she eventually calms down and says yes.
In another video, the unnamed man explains his rationale regarding his decision to set up the robbery.
He says that he had already told his missus that he didn't want to propose in the traditional manner, to which she agreed.
Originally, he had planned to have his wife 'arrested' but the police wouldn't agree to such a waste of their resources. So, eventually, he settled on the robbery. Which, as we have all seen, was an horrifically awful idea.
Something he quickly realised too.
He said: "My math was off. Way off. Horribly off."
He added that it wasn't how he envisioned it going, and he felt really bad given that this was supposed to be a special and romantic time for them.
But despite her saying yes, the man proposed - properly - for a second time.
He says in the video: "Honey, I just wanted to say I love you, and I felt you deserved a better proposal than the first one. I hope this makes up for it, because I'm not sure our relationship can survive a third one."
If you're thinking of tying the knot, don't do what this guy did.