Dean Smith prepared to propose to his girlfriend for days -- 365 to be exact. Starting on January 8, 2014 he asked his girlfriend Jennifer to marry him once each day, without her even knowing.

"Exactly one year ago I realized you were the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. The only problem was, how do I plan the perfect proposal?" he asked himself, or Jennifer, in a video.

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Dean began a video message for Jennifer over a year ago and recorded himself telling her just how much she means to him every single day. To the tune of Bruno Mars' "Marry me," Dean held up signs on white boards asking her to be his wife.

He did this while folding laundry, brushing his teeth, eating breakfast and even dancing around the house, to prove how often she is on his mind.

Three hundred sixty five days later, while spending Jennifer's birthday in Aruba, her family led her to the beach with the same white boards where Dean finally got the chance to share his feelings with her.

"For the next year, I'll show you how much I love you and that you're in my thoughts every day. I want to marry you," he said ending the video before walking up behind her in person to officially pop the question.

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According to Dean and Jennifer, it was, and will remain, the best marriage proposal of the year. Since posting it to YouTube, Dean's video has been watched more than 23 million times.