Man Proposes to Girlfriend By Faking His Death

Wednesday Sep 5, 2012 - BY Stacey

This is how you do it. (Photo via CC)

File this under: Who would be stupid enough to accept this man?


Some men ask with roses. Some with a fancy dinner. And some on the jumbotron of a baseball stadium during the seventh inning stretch. But a 30-year-old Russian man eschewed the usual trappings of romance and chivalry. Instead he opted for a director, fake blood, and fake car crash to ask for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage.


Alexy Bykov then arranged to have girlfriend Irena meet him at the place where he staged a car crash and faked his own death. He really wanted her to believe he was dead before he proposed.


“When I saw Alexy covered in blood lying in the road a paramedic told me he was dead and I just broke down in tears,” Irena told reporters.


It was then–only then–that Alexy jumped up and asked her to marry him. And she said yes.


She. Said. Yes.


Folks, I’m still processing this.


His crazy logic: ”I wanted her to realise how empty her life would be without me and how life would have no meaning without me.



My advice to Irena: Run. Don’t walk. Run. This is not the sort of man you want to marry.


Sadly, most of us know too well what it feels like to lose someone we love dearly. And often these losses are unexpected (and even when they’re unexpected, they’re still unexpected–you know what I mean). To lose the person you care about most is one of our greatest fears. And to have someone we love manipulate us with our greatest fear is truly abhorrent. This is precisely what Alexy did to his fiance. He claims to love yet made her feel deep grief and sorrow, even for a moment, to control and manipulate her.


Also, most of us would wish that in the event of tragedy, our loved ones would be able to go on, that life wouldn’t become meaningless. You know that cliche that is bandied about in the event death–”X would want you to carry on without her.” Well, it’s true.


Unless you’re as selfish and manipulative as Alexy.


Now lets all cleanse our palates by watching the utterly, charming, adorable, and thoughtful lip dub proposal by Isaac.



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