Chinese Man Spent $82,000 on 99 iPhone 6s to Propose a Girl, But She Turned Him Down


An unnamed man from Guangzhou, in Guangdong province, South China, spent $82,000 on 99 identical iPhone 6s to propose to his girlfriend but unfortunately, she said no while leaving him with a bouquet of flowers and likely an empty wallet. reports News Australia (via The Nafang). The man basically assembled his stack of brand new iPhone 6 handsets in the shape of a heart as shown in the photograph below.

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Then standing inside the heart made of iPhone 6s with a bouquet of flowers, he asked his girlfriend to be his bride, all while a crowd of family and friends watched on. Sadly, she said no. To make matters worse, his friends and colleagues were at the ceremony, probably hoping to get a free iPhone 6 for all their troubles. They might not have gotten a thing due to her saying no, so work is going to be awkward for a while.

“November 11 marks Singles’ Day in China, a national event that began several years ago as a way for the unlucky in love to woo the objects of their affection or to meet new people at various parties organised to mark the occasion. Each year, millions of people execute grand and sometimes bizarre gestures of romance that regularly go viral online. For the heartbroken programmer who now has 99 iPhones in his possession, the proposal set him back an estimated $82,000. That’s roughly two years’ salary.”

Is it just me or are you guys feeling bad for the poor guy too?


  • Al

    I don’t feel bad for him at all! The guy is clearly a nut job, and that was apparently quite clear to his supposed “girlfriend” who sees no value in a guy who throws away 2 years salary on something that will never be used by them. I mean… holy crap! Of course she said no!

  • too desperate perhaps?

  • imadudeadam

    He should be able to sell the phones, although i imagine that could take a while to move 99 phones quickly.

    PS: He is still, clearly, disturbed.

  • websnap

    Lol, nope! Not in the least. If you fall on your face from a grand gesture, you didn’t really know them at all.

    Proposing is always a (moderate) risk but the method in which you propose tells that person you get them – bigger rarely comes off as more admiration too.

  • Wall Man

    Shouldn’t it be 99 iPhone 6’s? Unless he has the new 6s, LOL. He’s not going to have any issue selling these and I’d guess at a profit.

  • nunnia_bidness

    “Is it just me or are you guys feeling bad for the poor guy too?”

    it’s just you. He could have made a heart out of 99 things that didn’t cost hundreds of dollars each.

  • nunnia_bidness

    no, because “iPhone 6’s” would be used to describe things that belong to or are associated with iPhone 6s (i.e. possessive). Don’t confuse “6s” with “6S” (which doesn’t exist anyway).

  • Al

    Or maybe he just got the 16GB models and she thought he was a cheapskate.

  • Al

    Or would it be a bunch of iPhone6i – like octopi and hippopotami (yes… I know those are incorrect plural forms… just going for a snicker).

  • nunnia_bidness

    haha yes! It also gives the Apple-haters a way to twist that into “damn hipsters and their ‘iPhonies’…” (pronounced like phony)

  • nunnia_bidness

    Or maybe he’s got a tiny schwanz and she needs more.

  • Maybe she likes BlackBerrys…

  • nunnia_bidness

    maybe she likes black schwanz…

  • Shameer Mulji

    Maybe she likes black men

  • K3

    The 98th wife told her about the secret.

  • abbey

    A phony proposal.

  • boom! 😉

  • Shameer Mulji

    or maybe she doesn’t like schwanz and swings the other way.

  • nunnia_bidness

    hahah now you know where I’m going with this

  • nunnia_bidness

    sure whatever, my only point is that “iPhone 6’s” is incorrect. No apostrophe needed.

  • Chrome262

    She said no, because she would of wanted the 82,000 dollar wedding ring instead.

  • Tim

    she loves them long time!

  • T_T ?

    She probably wants a rich dude and then she’ll move to Vancouver :p