Man's Disney princess proposal could make even a cynic melt

Jun 7, 2016 at 12:01 p.m. ET

In the category of most adorably romantic proposals of all time, Londoner Jason Shoffman has just clinched the prize forever more. When it came time for the 31-year-old to propose to his girlfriend Simone Golumb, Shoffman thought of the thing she loves most — Disney films — and worked off that. The advertising executive invited her to a mock art opening, replete with "Disney" prints he created from real photos of the two lovebirds and surprised the living daylights out of her.

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Though this would not be my personal fantasy (I am not the biggest fan of princess movies), what I love about this proposal is that it is hers. After 13 years of marriage, the best marriage advice I could give any couple is that you have to honor one another's interests. I don't love basketball. Or pole vaulting. Or reading science non-fiction books. But he does. And so when I see something that pertains to those passions, I pay attention. He does that same for me. That support feels like love and connection. And it's what sustains a marriage.

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This thoughtful proposal highlights their love. His thoughtful execution and attention to the details indicate a long, happy life together. If you can't smile at that, what can you smile at?

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