Living the geek lifestyle may have been equated with hours of isolation indulging in one’s favourite indoor pastime but the growing popularity of comics, gaming, and other traditionally ‘geek’ pastimes have made it easier than ever to find someone who shares these passions. In the year 2020, for instance, the popularity of gaming increased by 9.3% from the previous year. Whether you are into anti-heroes like the Black Duchess, your ideal night is watching Black Widow with your partner, or you feel like you could spend hours listening to your favorite podcast, there are many creative ways that you can celebrate your passion when proposing marriage to your loved one. The following ideas may inspire you.
Giving Free Reign to Your Artistic Talent
If you have a talent for drawing and your loved one is as into comics as you are, why not propose to them with a hand-drawn comic in which the final vignette is the proposal itself? There are many tools that can give your work a slick look – including Photoshop CC, Clip Studio Paint, and Paint Tool SAI. You can also invest in a digital tablet for comic creation, just a few well reviewed devices include the Huion Inspiroy Q11K V2, The Wacom Intuos, and the Gaomon PD1560. The great thing about working digitally is that you can easily edit your work and experiment with new elements and colors, without making a full commitment. Once your comic is ready, there are a wealth of online printing services that will make it easy to present your boyfriend or girlfriend with an ultra-slick proposal comic.
Original Ring Placements
You may wish to incorporate your partner’s favorite comic book, film, or game into your proposal in a more subtle way – for instance, by choosing an engagement ring that encapsulates their passion. There are a plethora of popular engagement ring styles that might hit the mark. For instance, if they love The Green Hornet, opting for an emerald ring (instead of a traditional diamond design) will ensure uniqueness and be personally symbolic. If your partner is into 1960s series like Star Trek, then a geometric ring (so popular during this decade) may be a perfect choice. If your partner loves a specific character like Iron Man or Pepper Potts, then opting for a similar design (Potts was gifted with a stunning oval-shaped solitaire diamond) will undoubtedly garner their favor.
It’s all in the Details
You can also make your proposal extra special by creating the right ambiance. If you wish to propose in an outdoor setting such as a cliff, beach, or lush green mountainside escape, why not bring a few props into the equation? These can range from Pokemon balls (ask your loved one to simply open the ball and watch as they are wowed by the bling within) right through to ring boxes decorated inside with your loved one’s favorite character. Extra ambiance can be provided with themed music, colored fairy lighting in the trees, and props that evoke the magic of the universes your partner enjoys escaping to.
There are so many ways to get creative when it comes to proposing to a self-confessed geek. The key to getting it right is to find a way to incorporate their favorite artistic works or characters into the special moment. From inspired rings right through to ambient music, you can let your loved one know that one of the things that made you fall in love was geekiness.