Man buys 99 iPhones to propose; girlfriend says no

He got 99 iPhones but gettin’ hitched ain’t done.

With 'Singles’ Day' looming in China, one man thought the time was right to try to tie the knot with his girlfriend, preventing them both from having to participate in any future 'Singles' Day' festivities.

As a keystone of the young programmer’s marriage proposal were 99 iPhones 6’s placed on the ground and arranged in the form of a heart.

The setup, as reported by The Nanfang, cost the love-bitten chap two years’ salary (about $80,000).

But that evidently wasn’t enough. She said no. Siri, how do you mend a broken heart?

Images have begun to surface of the 'romantic' proposal. Photo: Weibo
Images have begun to surface of the 'romantic' proposal. Photo: Weibo

Whether our once-hopeful groom likes it or not, pictures of the ultimately sad event are up on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

But of course, with a bushel of iPhones that size, we’re not convinced he has any real reason to feel too bummed. According to a recent survey, one in five men would actually rather have an iPhone 6 than a girlfriend. And that number is even up from last year’s survey about the iPhone 5s, where one in eight said they would forgo the soft touch of a woman for a new Touch ID-equipped Apple phone.

So, whether our crestfallen man ends up hawking these phones one by one to make back big bucks, or just decides that 99 Siris are better than one real wife, we get the sense that he’ll be OK in the end. Remember, it’s better to have loved and lost 99 iPhones than never to have loved at all.

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