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#mikeproposes: A marriage match made on Twitter

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Engagement ring in a champagne glass? Been done. Jumbotron announcement? So last decade.

Winnipegger Mike Duerksen took a more social approach to proposing to his longtime girlfriend Janelle Freed Friday, inviting Twitter followers along for the 12-hour lead-up to the big question, as he took Freed on dates around the city.

The non-tweeting Freed remained, thankfully, oblivious to the hundreds of responses and words of encouragement Duerksen's updates sparked as the day progressed and word spread.

Here's how the day unfolded on Twitter, from the drop of the #mikeproposes hashtag right up to the big ask:

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