5th February 2014

Everyone loves a good marriage proposal story. Well, at least women do. You see, tales of elaborate, well thought out, original, sweet and emotional proposals only serve to place more pressure on those blokes who have yet to pop the question. Not fair, is it? Then again, when these marriage proposals are captured on film, they make great viewing. James Roche brings you the five best YouTube Marriage Proposals ever!

Romance: coming to a cinema near you

When Ginny went with her brother to see "Fast 5" at the movies, the last thing she expected to witness was an on-screen romance. She also didn't expect to become the star of the show.

As the trailers begin to play, Ginny hears a familiar voice on screen. It's her partner, Matt. What unfolds is a proposal that has set the standard for all males.

The pair have since appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America and many other programmes shown across the world and with over 29 million hits on YouTube alone, Matt's got a viewership even Scorsese would be proud of.

Love - the Musical

"Moonlight Serenade" by Sinatra, "Love Me Tender" by Elvis ... "Shake it" by Metro Station? While the last song on the list may seem an unusual choice to serenade the love of your life, there's no doubt the filmographer in this clip "did things his way", professing his "burning love" with "a little less conversation" and a whole lot of action!

What started as a fake documentary turned into a high octane musical extravaganza featuring numerous costume changes, a unicycle and of course, the big question!

Flashmob mentality

Could you imagine if life really was like a musical? The "flashmob" craze has given us a glimpse of what such a world would look like but few have thought of adding a wedding proposal to the mix, much less acted it out.

After recruiting his friends Andrew Scites, Sharon Catherine Blanks & Billy Blanks Jr., as well as the Dance It Out Family, Justin puts on one hell of a show. A flashmob performance leading into a marriage proposal - just magic!

Surprise! Let's get married?

This video might be a long one but once you've witnessed the time and effort Tyson Henderson has put into this proposal, I'm sure you'll agree it's well worth watching in its entirety.

We won't give away too much except to say that the proposal revolves around some secret guitar lessons, a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey and a surprise birthday party that HAYLEY planned for Tyson!

Love - the universal language

A proposal video featuring cupcakes, amazing sketches and Korean subtitles - oh, and a dash of love - what more could you ask for, romantics?

Thanks to the power of the internet, Nara and Liz were able to share the moment with friends while visiting family in Korea. Weeks of planning came to fruition and best of all, the camera didn't miss a moment! A classic proposal and fitting way to round out our list.