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This woman is making her boyfriend 300 sandwiches in exchange for an engagement ring

She’s taken the old saying “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” very seriously.

Image: Rene Cervantes
EVER LOVE SOMEONE so much you’d make a sandwich for them every day until they agreed to marry you?

Us neither.

But Stephanie Smith, a New York Post entertainment reporter, has embarked on such a quest to get her boyfriend of just over a year to put a ring on it.

Her reasoning? After she made him a particularly delicious sandwich, he told her: “You’re like, 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring.”

Unlike most women, who would have probably told him to get on his bike, Stephanie relished the challenge (pardon the pun) – 300 sandwiches, in exchange for a marriage proposal.

Image The very first sandwich - turkey and Swiss cheese. Source:

She started a blog to document her progress to married bliss, one sandwich at a time, sometimes three times a day, even after a hard night’s work:

Even after covering movie premieres or concerts…I found myself stumbling into the kitchen to make Eric a sandwich while I still had on my high heels and party dress.

Boyfriend is obviously A-OK with her slaving away, because hey, 300 sandwiches.

friedgrnblt Source:

How she’s gotten this far is anyone’s guess, but as of today Stephanie has made her boyfriend 177 sandwiches – that’s just 123 left, or approximately 246 slices of bread for her to butter until she reaches her goal.

Naturally, the whole “woman, make me a sandwich” aspect hasn’t been lost on most of the internet, and an alternate hashtag #300feministsandwiches has been created.

Here are some of the feminist-themed sandwich names people have come up with:

riot grrrld cheese


pulled pork


equal pay

Best of luck to Stephanie on her quest for the engagement ring. She’ll need it.

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