Have you ever wondered how you might be proposed to?
Or how you might propose?
When Dennis Neuen decided to propose to his girlfriend of three years, he decided there was no better way than through the crossword puzzle they do together on a weekly basis.
Initially, Neuen emailed Good Weekend to see whether they would be able to provide him with a mockup that he could use. But the team had a better idea. Why not make it the real deal?
This morning, a crossword puzzle appeared in Good Weekend. Only those dedicated enough to make it to question 25 would have noticed the hidden proposal.
The question simply read “Establish the message hidden in today’s quiz: it has been constructed using the first letter of every question.”
The letters spelled out “WILL YOU MARRY ME MELISSA ROSE” and oh. My heart.
Speaking to Fairfax media, Dennis explained that he knew he wanted to marry Melissa just six months into their relationship.
"She's one of the kindest people I know, she's incredibly generous and incredibly intelligent, she won the university medal, she's beautiful. At the end of the day, she's just my best friend and has always been my best friend," Dennis told Fairfax this morning.
Some loyal readers and quiztakers took to Twitter with anticipation this morning, after spotting the question.
We are very keen to know whether #melissarose says yes.
— Jenna Price (@JennaPrice) December 7, 2018