Guy Said He'd Propose To His SO If She Got 489 Likes On Facebook, And She Did

This just in: My 15-year-old cousin Sophia probably has a better shot at getting engaged than I do these days. Why? Because she's an Instagram goddess who pulls more likes than Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez combined (OK, that was an exaggeration, but I SWEAR she gets a lot of likes).

So, what does Sophia's ability to pull mad likes on social media have to do with her likelihood to get married? Let me tell you.

A 25-year-old woman named Hannah Tolley just got engaged after getting a certain number of likes, comments, and shares on her Facebook status.

After she told her boyfriend, 23-year-old Rhys Green, she'd been seeing a lot of posts about people saying they would get puppies or laptops for getting a certain amount of likes, he challenged her to get 489 likes, 499 comments, and 500 shares in order for him to propose to her live on Facebook.

Don't worry, guys. He's not a total douchebag. Rhys was planning on proposing to Hannah before this whole Facebook thing.

His original plan was to put a ring in some sushi (her favorite food), but according to Metro News, when Hannah talked about the Facebook likes, he just knew he had to propose this way instead.

Hannah wasn't messing around. She immediately got to work on the Facebook status that would change her life forever.

Here it is:


Hannah admitted to Metro News:

I was really nervous. I really wanted to marry Rhys, so I was praying that people would respond. Thankfully they did, and within hours my status was being shared all over the world.

It took 24 hours for her status to exceed its target by hundreds, and now the two are happily engaged.

After their proposal, which was recorded live on Facebook outside Kidderminster Town Hall, Rhys expressed his pure joy at the thought of a life with his love.

He said, "Hannah is my dream woman, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with her."

For any of you who are particularly invested in this story, the fun doesn't have to end here! Rhys is promising to livestream their wedding ceremony, as well.

"It seems only right that our wedding ends where our relationship began: on Facebook," he said.


Citations: Man proposes to girlfriend after telling her he would if she got 489 likes on a Facebook post (Metro News)