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In an ideal world, a marriage proposal would be highly romantic.
Unfortunately, life isn’t a Hollywood movie and things don’t always go to plan… and the whole thing can quickly become memorable for the all wrong reasons.
In a Reddit thread, users shared the most awkward proposals they’d ever witnessed or been told — and saying ‘no’ wasn’t even the most cringe-worthy outcome.
1. Wake me up when September ends
It doesn’t get much more awkward than user Fulcrum19’s father’s proposal.
“It just happened randomly:
Dad: ‘How much weight do you think you can lose by September?’
Mum: ‘Wait, what?’
Dad: ‘I was thinking we could have the wedding then.’
“He’s not known for having a lot of tact.”
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2. It’s not what it looks like…
Tip: Be cautious when it comes to gifting jewellery.
“A guy I knew (a really stupid guy) got his girlfriend a diamond ring as a birthday present, not intending any larger message. She unwrapped it and said, ‘Oh! Of course I will!'” wrote postmodulator.
“He went through with it rather than deal with the awkwardness. Didn’t last.”
3. Burger ring
“I was in a fast food chain years back, and saw a guy propose to his girl by slipping the ring into the cheeseburger wrapper. It was the most depressing thing I have ever seen,” wrote one user.
4. Man in a uniform
This is probably the only time you’d want to be pulled over.
“I proposed to my wife using the police. I had her get pulled over and then they told her she was the suspect in a theft crime. She got all nervous and then the police officer pulled out a picture of me and told her, ‘You stole this man’s heart.’ Then I got out of the back of the cop car and dropped the knee. She liked it,” wrote CLEsportsfan. (Post continues after gallery.)