People who've rejected marriage proposals reveal why they said no.

Getting engaged is supposed to be one of the most exciting and happy times in a young couple’s life. But not if the proposal gets rejected.

People who have rejected marriage proposals have taken to Reddit to share their juicy stories. And it ain’t pretty…

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Here's our selection of some of the best, most cringe-worthy stories. You're so welcome.

squiddildo: "Because I was 17 and we'd been dating like a month."

PepsiMaxismycrack: "We were on our second date and he was my boss. Did say yes eventually - three years later though and we just celebrated our 13th anniversary."

Blood_magic: "Because I was 15, we had only been dating like two weeks, and he once told me that women who wear anything deemed slutty deserve to be raped."


CelticMara: "Because it was a drunk, homeless guy in Times Square asking if I'd marry him on a bet."

"Because I was 17 and we'd been dating like a month." Image via iStock.

empressbunny: "First proposal: we broke up after 5 years and he thought proposing would have me running back to him. Uh. No. Second proposal: we were never actually together because he get waffling about what he wanted. Calling me drunk to profess his love, talking sober like it was all a joke. After stringing me along for a month or 6, I warned him I'd move on. He didn't believe me. I moved on. He called me 26 times and proposed. I told him no. He said that if I had ever really loved him, I would have waited. I told him that if he ever really loved me, he would have had no trouble committing to a relationship."

meltedsnowflake: "Because we'd been talking for a total of 15 minutes on Facebook and he was wanting to move to the US and have my American children (And a green card)."

in_the_vortex: "Because he asked me on our first date."

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EllaShue: "Proposal one: We were nine years old at the time, and I wasn't very into him anyway. Proposal two: He'd known me maybe three weeks. I had met him at a Renaissance festival. I wasn't very into him anyway. Proposal three: He was a friend who somehow got the idea that because I was single at the time and was his friend, we were in a relationship. I wasn't very into him anyway."

buzznights: "It was a next logical step for him but not for me. It was like a formula - date for 2 yrs, live together for 2 so of course the marriage comes next. I think it was more of a progression for him rather than a 'damn I better marry this girl.' I trusted my instincts and said no. Twice."

Ouch. That's got to hurt...

What was your engagement story?