A proposal is supposed to be one of the most special moments of a couple’s relationship.
But one man has been slammed online for ruining it by ‘proposing’ to his girlfriend with a plastic ring after a night on the town.
The 35-year-old man said that for the last three years of his five-year relationship with his girlfriend, 30, “she has made it known that she wants to get married,” to which he says, “I always tell her to wait and see it’ll happen one day.”
In an anonymous post on Reddit, he explained: “Last night I was out with a few buddies and got a little tipsy.
“While I was out we went on arcade machines for fun. I won a stupid plastic ring. In my tipsy state, I was like ‘aha yknow what would be a great idea? If I pretended to propose to girlfriend with this.’
“Cue buddies laughing and agreeing. I got home after midnight and woke my girlfriend up (shameful in itself I know) and told her to get out of bed quick in an urgent tone.
“She was worried and asking what’s wrong. I told her to sit on the edge of the bed. I then went down on one knee and presented her with the sh***y ring and asked ‘will you marry me’ and then burst out laughing.
“I didn’t quite get the reception I expected.”
Unsurprisingly, she was furious and asked him if he was for real before throwing a pillow at him and going into the bathroom crying.
“I was still tipsy and couldn’t stop laughing (bad I know). She was crying and saying ‘I can’t believe you find this funny,’ ‘you know how much it means to me to get married. You take that special moment away by getting on your knee as a joke’.
“I (stupidly) ask her how does she know it’s a joke? She said, ‘it better be with that ring!’
“I told her she’s right that it’s a joke but she’s way over the top right now. I then get into bed and sleep.
“Today has been her crying off and on about me making a mockery of her and our relationship.”
Although he apologised, he believes she is “overreacting” and it’s “childish.”
“The ironic thing is I do plan to propose to her for real soon,” he said.
He concluded his post by asking users whether he was in the wrong, and they were quick to put him in his place.
One person said: “Really bad move. Messing with her emotions, and honestly wasting her time.”
Another person added: “For real? You better hope she doesn’t leave you before you propose. She’s not overreacting. You made a joke out of her feelings. She’s probably crying because she knows what she has to do now. I know If I were her I’d definitely reconsider wanting to marry this person.”
A third person commented: “Are you and your buddies really mid-30s? This seems astonishingly adolescent. Anything that strikes as a great idea while you’re drunk probably isn’t. Let this be a lesson to you.”
“And he thinks she’s the one being childish!” added someone else.