The most romantic move ever?


A guy hacks an app to propose to his girlfriend. You will never guess what happens next!

Imagine opening your cellphone to this screen, with your name on it

Faizal has been living abroad for almost 11 years, and has been looking for his true love ever since. When he decided to move back to Malaysia for good, this romantic story started.

He finally found his soulmate and after a few months of knowing each other, he decided to move to the next level in his relationship. He wanted to ask Aina to marry him, but in the most original manner as possible. After all, you only get married once in your life, right?

First, he thought about making his proposal aboard a blimb flying from Kuala Lumpur to Manila, but it proved way too complicated as well as extremely costly. Now, he had to come up with the ultimate plan that would make all her girlfriends jealous.

As the CTO of a local startup, Faizal was always well-known for his hacker-mindset among all engineers of the company. So, he challenged the entire tech team in a 24hrs hackathon to find a way to use their mobile app for the proposal. And they did!

When his girlfriend Aina opened the Duriana app to check out a new listing from one of her favourite sellers, she not only found a new preloved bargain, but also the most romantic in-app banner ever seen: “Dear Aina, do you want to marry me? Faizal”.

“At first, I actually thought it was for someone else!”, she told her girlfriends when announcing their engagement. “But then, I tapped on the banner and found a listing with exactly the 2 weddings rings Faizal and I were looking at a few months ago while strolling through Kuala Lumpur. And I was so sure he had already forgotten about them!!”

Of course, he hadn’t! And when Aina opened the item page, she found even more proof of his love: Faizal had added several photos of the two of them to the listing, as well as a long love letter in the description.

The final move to make a girl’s heart melt

She immediately made an offer on the two rings to accept the romantic proposal. After all, she needed to make sure that no other Duriana user would snatch him away from her by offering a better deal!

And indeed, 450 Duriana users saw the banner in the 15 minutes it was live and he even received some offers and messages from other girls. One of them even wrote “This the most romantic thing EVER! I wished my husband was as creative as you, Faizal. Please update me once she responded!”

We wish them all the best for their future together, and sincerely hope that she does not ask for a refund of her purchase!



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