Man Fakes Death in Order to Propose to Fiancée

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Alexey Bykov, 30, right, hugs his fiancee Irena Kolokov after proposing to her by faking his death in a car accident.

If Alexey Bykov puts half as much effort into his marriage as he did for his proposal, he may yet live happily ever after.

Which is something to be said for a man who faked his own death before proposing.

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Byokov, from Omsk, Russia, knew he wanted to marry his girlfriend, Irena Kolokov–but he had to be sure that the feeling was (really, really) mutual.

So he did what anyone who takes “’til death do us part” literally would do. He hired a screenwriter, director, movie stuntmen and makeup artists to stage a gruesome car crash, where he instructed Kolokov to meet him.

She arrived to her boyfriend not kneeling on bended knee, but rather lying on the ground covered in fake blood.

“When I arrived there were mangled cars everywhere, ambulances, smoke and carnage…a paramedic told me he was dead and I just broke down in tears,” Kolokov told Orange News.

The tears, apparently, were good enough for Byokov, who sprang to his feet and proposed–fake blood, bandages, and all.

Byokov insists the act was designed for Kolokov to realize how empty life would be without him. Does he feel the same about her? Does it matter? She said yes regardless, and the betrothed couple posed for some you-had-t0-be-there engagement photos.

This is not to say that Kolokov was thrilled with her fiancé’s technique.

“I was so cross I almost killed him again, but for real this time,” she told Orange News.

Maybe she would have preferred a lip dub. Or, perhaps, a custom-made movie. Definitely not a skywriter, though.

One can only wonder (and fear) what he’ll do if he wants to have children.

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15 comments
Mike Seary
Mike Seary

He's Russian; they're all psychopaths and alcoholics anyways... go figure.

LevonTostig
LevonTostig

Considering that people are more likely to have longer relationships with their cell phone carriers than their spouses, I say, "if it works to keep you together, go for it."

Disquskurr
Disquskurr

I think the correct word here is I N S E C U R I T Y !!!

I give this marriage 3 years max before he starts freaking her out.

Correct me if I am wrong , but he kind of looks like Anthony Perkins of Psycho.

adrianoconnor
adrianoconnor

Hmmm. I think he may be a contender for neediest guy in the world. Sad that he went to those lengths just because of his own insecurity.

hankbask
hankbask

If a man has to go through all of this to see whether his girlfriend loves him, then he is only operating on half his cylinders. Let's not overlook the fact that he likely spent a lot of money on staging this whole thing. Which points to the fact that maybe he has a lot of money, and was insecure as to whether she was a gold digger. Either way, when your relationship has developed properly, you should honestly and truly KNOW if a proposal is in the cards. He seems like a bit of a drama queen. Perhaps it will always be about HIM in this marriage and she will forever take a back seat to his antics and desire to be the center of attention.

Unda Illest
Unda Illest

Lighten up guys. I think the point was for her to feel like he was gone for good to see if she really loved him or not. Extreme? Maybe. But that's love for you. Congrats to the couple.

NetFolks1
NetFolks1

What kind of sick freak if this guy??? She could have had a heart attack and died right there herself! This guy has some serious issues! So she marries this idiot and then someday down the line wants a divorce, what "extreme" measure will he do next to keep her???? She needs to go find herself someone "normal".

Shams Aci
Shams Aci

Fake moves in love or else or whatever should be avoided because after doing so life hangs as something quite fake and maximum harm reaches to the oneself who does so.

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Lisa Koopman
Lisa Koopman

I had a husband pass away. Let me tell you that to see someone you love laying there lifeless is not the smartest thing to do, on purpose, to propose. I would of smacked him and walked away for good. I know that feeling she felt, the instant she truly thought he was gone. What a horrible, truly horrible thing to do to someone you say you love. Creep!

Rani WM
Rani WM

Am I the only one who thinks this is a bit extreme? Surely, there must be better ways to know if someone you are proposing to really loves you. Perhaps, I'm of a generation that considers this sort of drama to be way over the top. I mean what will happen if she ever feels she needs to leave him. Will he fake a suicide to keep her? But silly me, we are now all in an endlessly tasteless reality tv world.

Jennifer Schmied-Zyontz
Jennifer Schmied-Zyontz

That is not avant-garde that is insane. He should know how she feels about him and not have to resort to upsetting her thinking he was killed. If my husband had done that to me the answer would have been "no"