Confession Bear is about ready to admit that's an outdated social practice anyway.

When you have an internet persona named SirTechnocracy and your girlfriend's username is LadyTechnocracy, it makes sense that you'd let your mutual love of nerd culture influence your proposal. However, few would have been as bold as SirTechnocracy turned out to be: he went on Reddit and made a public proposal using well-known memes and a series of beautiful paintings by well-known DeviantArt illustrators (below). Those paintings, he said, took "months and a couple thousand dollars," so wipe that "I could have totally done that" smirk off your face. The art (not the memes) represent 21 moments from the couples' 18 month relationship. Did you even have 21 moments in your relationship at 18 months? Have I had 21 moments ever?!

Sources: Redditor SirTechnocracy | Redditor LadyTechnocracy