A plucky romantic has raised the bar after riding up to his girlfriend on a dolphin during a marine show and popping the question. The man contacted the aquatic theme park in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao months in advance and arranged to train with the dolphins and staff at the park to make his dramatic entrance.
On the big day the man's girlfriend was called to a stage by water's edge and watched in awe as her boyfriend emerged from the other end of the tank on the back of a dolphin. The marine mammal glided effortlessly through the water and dropped its passenger at his woman's side.
The unnamed man was then handed a large bouquet of roses which he gave to his partner, who by this time who had already begun to cry. He then got down on one knee and proposed, placing a ring on the woman's finger as delighted spectators looked on.
The newly anointed fiance was clearly overjoyed at having such a memorable proposal but said she was surprised because her boyfriend is not particularly outgoing. "I never expected him to propose in such an incredible way," the woman said.