Couple Shocks Each Other By Proposing In The Same Way At The Same Time During Pictionary

"What?! This is a joke, this is a setup."

Tori Monaco had an inkling that her girlfriend, Berkley Cade, might propose sometime soon, so she concocted a plan to pop the question first. Luckily, she got her wish — but only by a few seconds. Both women had no idea they had planned to propose to each other in the same way at the same time. 


After dating Monaco for a year, Cade realized she wanted to continue to for the rest of her life. Cade, who is stationed in the Air Force in Texas, bought a ring four months ago and worked with her mother Kristy to hash out the details of the proposal. The couple was planning to visit Cade's family in Washington this month, so they decided Cade would propose during a game of Pictionary.

Little did she know that Monaco would plan to do the exact same thing. Monaco called Cade's mother Kristy and told her she purchased a ring and was planning to propose to Cade during their trip to Washington. Kristy, not wanting to ruin the surprise, convinced Monaco to propose during a game of Pictionary. 

"They always do a game night when I come over," Monaco told INSIDER. "I'm obsessed with board games and I don't see the family much, because they all live in Washington." 

Kristy's plan was that Cade would propose by drawing an image representing "proposal" while Monaco would pop the question by guessing the phrase "Will you marry me?" during the game. 

The family caught the beautifully surprising moment on camera. In the video, Cade draws on the easel while Monaco drops to one knee. "OK, Berk, will you marry me?" she asks.

Cade is completely shocked and reaches over to the ring she had stashed away. 

"What?! This is a joke, this is a setup," Monaco said when she realizes they had planned a proposal at the same time in the same way. Both women were completely shocked. 

"When she began drawing the picture and had her hands shaking and was taking so long to draw the prompt, I had my heart pounding thinking she must know I am going to propose," Monaco told BuzzFeed. "There is no way she is proposing too. And when I got down on one knee and proposed and she was struck mute, I figured I would give a speech and she would say yes, but instead she pulls out her own ring. I [was] laughing at the coincidence, crying tears of happiness, and unbelievably shocked that something so perfect was happening to me."

Cade and Monaco are both each other's first same-sex relationship. They met online and instantly clicked. After two days of talking, they decided they wanted to meet in person. Unfortunately, they were living four hours away from one another. Cade was stationed in the Air Force in San Angelo, Texas, while Monaco was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, according to INSIDER. Still, Cade decided to drive through the night to meet Monaco at her apartment. By the time she got there, it was 3 a.m. and the two stayed up all night talking. 

"We were blown away by our ability to connect with each other immediately and find the happiness we had been looking for," Monaco told Buzzfeed. 

The couple plans to officially tie the knot in September 2019. 

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