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Engineer Proposes His Girlfriend Using Virtual Reality And It Totally Works

This is the technological age and therefore it comes as no surprise when we see technology making its way to a variety of arenas in our life. The latest in this family is the virtual reality marriage proposal. Wait, what? Yes, exactly what you read. This amazing guy made use of VR to propose to his girlfriend. He works at the video game company, Valve, and proposed to his girlfriend when he was giving her a demo with the HTC Vive VR headset.

The Vive headset is capable of forming a room-scale virtual reality environment and allows the user to walk around the virtual environment. It still hasn’t been launched yet, however, working at the Valve comes with certain perks one of which is being able to snag one of the units to give your girlfriend the surprise of her life just like Chandler Murch did.

Kelly Tortoice, the surprised girlfriend writes on her Facebook, “So there I was, typical day… on a sunken ship deck; fixing robots; painting three-dimensional fire; walking through the Alps; and then suddenly, a virtual engagement ring started floating my way. Chandler told me to grab it. Then told me to take off my headset, and there he really was, on one knee, with a real ring. It wasn’t imaginary anymore. But I didn’t say yes. I said, “OF COURSE I WILL MARRY YOU!” Thank you for such a hilarious and fun surprise. I love you and I can’t wait for the life ahead of us.”

The Vive Headset has been slated for release by the end of this year and its competitor Oculus Rift will begin shipping at the start of 2016.