Before yesterday’s "Singles’ Day" in China, one man thought the time was right to try to tie the knot with his girlfriend, to spare them both from having to participate in any future 11/11 festivities.
The Singles date is chosen because of the four lonely 1s in 11/11.
A cornerstone of the young programmer’s marriage proposal were 99 iPhones 6s placed on the ground and arranged in the form of a heart.
The set-up cost the love-bitten man two years’ salary (about €66,000). He even had spare change for a bunch of flowers.
But that evidently wasn’t enough. She said no. Siri, how do you mend a broken heart?
While buying 99 iPhones may seem over-the-top, locals regularly purchase huge diamonds and even brand new cars for their special someone on Single’s Day.
But of course, with a bushel of iPhones that size, we’re not convinced he has any real reason to feel too depressed. According to a recent survey, one in five men would actually rather have an iPhone 6 than a girlfriend.
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