You know what they say: Nice guys finish last.
But that’s only because they’re busy crafting the perfect proposal for their girlfriends. Case in point: YouTube user Shane Birkinbine. Last weekend, the avid gamer and self-proclaimed "geek" asked his girlfriend, Pam Edwards, to marry him, using Super Mario Maker to spell out the sweet request.
Talk about levels!
"Pam bought me the game for the Nintendo Wii several months ago," the groom-to-be told USA TODAY. "Being busy with life and working, I had not had a chance to create my own level. So, it came to me to make the very first level a marriage proposal. It just seemed to fit as we both enjoy Mario games. So, over the course of a week I would work on it after I got home in the evenings when she was fast asleep."
Birkinbine explained that he and Edwards met on Match.com a year and eight months ago. "Her photo and profile was so genuine so after some messaging I asked her out. And here we are!"