A same-sex marriage proposal video has gone viral since being posted to YouTube and Facebook.
Nico Martina and Mikey Sinclair met one another at the gym, and so when Nico decided that the time had come to pop the question, there was only place to do it (it helps that the gym has a stunning view of Sydney Harbor!).
With the help of some dancers to draw Mikey’s attention, Nico then drops to one knee to pop the question.
Talking about the proposal to howheasked.com, Nico said, ‘Mikey and I met each other exactly one year ago on the day I proposed at Fitness First Gym, Kings Cross, Sydney. Both of us were too shy to talk to one another for a long time until I finally said hello.
‘When I met Mike for our first date, it was simply amazing and I felt an instant connection.
‘Our first date felt like we were already in a relationship. He picked me up after he finished work, we went to the supermarket, bought food for a BBQ, then went to his place and prepared and cooked the food together.
‘We both previously had been in long term relationships but they were relationships that never had the feeling of “I want to spend the rest of my life with this guy”. With Mike it’s been such an amazing feeling from the start and the spark never left; it only continued to get stronger and still continues to grow every day.’
‘“Love is love” no matter what your sexuality is’
‘For the proposal, I knew I wanted to organize something cool. My first idea was to fly to Italy because that’s where I am from, to a very romantic location but I couldn’t afford it, so my second idea was to have a dance flash mob.
‘I like dancing, I’m a loud person and for me this was a way for me to be loud in a different way; to be able to shout out my love for Mike.
‘This proposal was also a way to send a message that “love is love” no matter what your sexuality is. That’s why I chose two Beyoncé songs Love on Top and End of Time to dance to.
‘I also wanted one day to be able to re live that moment with Mike so I wanted to create something memorable. Perhaps one day when we are old and we can share it with our children.’