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December 25, 2012 1:05 pm

Israeli Entrepreneur Proposes to Girlfriend by Hijacking Her Facebook Account

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Guy Malachi. Photo: Facebook.

An Israeli entrepreneur proposed to his girlfriend in a most unusual way—by hijacking her Facebook account.

Guy Malachi told the UK’s Daily Mail he knew the proposal would be weird.

“When I decided to propose to my girlfriend I knew it would be geeky,” he said

“Not Star Wars geeky, I’m not that hardcore, but something geeky nonetheless.

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“I threw around a few ideas, I knew I wanted to surprise her out of the blue, I wanted to do something that required investment (and not just half-ass it), but I didn’t want it to be too grandiose (we’re both not into those kinds of things).”

Eventually Malachi wrote code that allowed him to gain control of the relationship status component of his girlfriend Eva’s Facebook profile.When she logged into her profile she was prompted to update her relationship status, but when she tried to she was continually given the message “Please confirm you want to change your status to ‘Married.'”

Eventually Eva figured the whole ruse out.

“She was floored,” Mr Malachi told the Daily Mail.

“She had no idea till that second what was going on – luckily for me, she said yes!

A few minutes of mushiness ensued while we collected ourselves and indulged in the moment, and then I explained to her how the whole thing worked.

To top all this off, the next thing I obviously had to do was update my Twitter with the good news and that was how my Mum found out I proposed.

When I called her to tell her the good news she answered saying ‘I need to discover on Twitter that you proposed?’ She was a great sport about it.”

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