The HTC Vive was announced this year and from what we know, it is only expected to roll out en masse come 2016. This means that for now, there aren’t many people who have it, save for employees at Valve and HTC where the device was developed thanks to the collaboration between both companies.
Taking advantage of this exclusivity is Valve employee Chandler Murch who decided to use the HTC Vive virtual reality headset to propose to his girlfriend (now fiance) Kelly Tortorice. According to Tortorice’s Facebook post, Murch had invited her over to Valve’s offices under the guise of testing out some of the virtual reality features.
As you can see in the photo above, Murch then snuck in a virtual reality ring that was tracked with the HTC Vive wand controller, which she realized was an actual ring after she took the headset off. “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.”
This isn’t the first virtual reality proposal we’ve seen. Just earlier this year, Google Cardboard was used in a marriage proposal albeit in a different way, but still just as romantic and creative all the same.