Getting proposed to or proposing to someone is a huge momentin a person’s life. It should be absolutely perfect. It doesn’t need to be extravagant, but it should begood, andmeaningful, right?
Even when you plan down to a T, things can and will go wrong. Some folks don’t have that perfect memory of their proposal, but they sure do have a funny story to tell. Heck, sometimes it’s even sweet when things don’t go as planned.
Whether a good proposal turned sour, or someone simply didn’t try very hard or think things through, there are lots of proposals that have fallen flat since the dawn of time. Sometimes, these proposals will end with a big, fat “no.” However, many other times, love will prevail andthey’ll still get a “yes.”
These 13 proposal stories that follow run the gamut from forehead-slapping to hilarious.Do you know anyone who’s had a cringe-worthy proposal? Let us know in the comments and pleaseSHARE with your friends and family to hear their tales.
[H/T: Reddit 1, 2]
“My grandmother was proposed to in this way, sometime in the 40′s: as she is sitting shotgun in the car with a guy she considered a friend, he says to her, out of nowhere, ‘Rita, what I’d really like to have with you is something along the lines of…a permanent franchise.’ His offer was declined.” – Reddit user
“Guy who proposed in a skating rink. The music stopped, he knelt down and proposed. She slapped him so hard he fell over sideways.” – leftofleftists
“I had a fancy date planned, we were going to a nice restaurant in the old town district and were going to walk around by the harbor… Then, as we are getting in the car, she suddenly says ‘You know what? I’m kind of tired, can we raincheck this? Maybe eat something quick and cheap in town?’ So we went to Wendy’s. She polished off a Baconator, and I handed her a ring. ‘I wanted to take you somewhere fancy and do this, but Wendy’s will have to do.’” – ebonythunder
“I had a dude propose to a girl at the bowling alley I worked at. He made me bring the ring with the bowling alley food they ordered. When I brought the ring over he said ‘Oh, what is that? I didn’t order that? Did you hun?’ (Mind you he was drunk so his words were all slurred.) She didn’t seem to want to be there from the beginning it was terrible. She just looked at the box and said ‘no.’” – pokemongo
“My dad was giving his girlfriend a foot massage. He proceeded to do the whole ‘this little piggy’ toe thing. At the end of it, she found a ring on her toe.” – treesthrowawayfun
“I told my wife, ‘Hey, seems like we need to get married.’ Two weeks later we were.” – psychuil
“I’d wanted to do something at the beach, but my lady wasn’t having it, didn’t want to travel. So, eating Quizno’s in the local rose garden, I pull out the ring and ask her ‘So, do you want to make this thing official?’” – phyreseed
“I ruined some guy’s marriage proposal by mistake when I tripped and shoved past the two just as he was going down on one knee. He almost dropped the ring, and got pissed off at me.” – MadSusie
“I didn’t witness it personally, but I know someone that was proposed to in a tree stand at the crack of dawn in the freezing cold while hunting and covered in camo…” – ryougikaon
“From opposite ends of a crowded room:
‘HEY HANNAH, WILL YOU MARRY ME?
‘WILL YOU MARRY ME!’
‘ARE YOU JOKING?’
‘NO, I’M BEING COMPLETELY SERIOUS!
‘…I’LL THINK ABOUT IT!’ – koobear
“A Facebook acquaintance of mine published the following in his status update: ‘I’m proposing to my girlfriend in about 5 hours… Too busy to feel nervous, but wish me luck!’ She commented ‘EXCUSE ME’ shortly after.” – LadyMegbeth
“I didn’t get to witness it (having not yet been born), but my mum had asked my dad to marry her several times over a year or so. One day while she was visiting her parents, he calls her and says over the phone ‘Yeah, ok, if your parents are paying then you should probably start planning your wedding…’” – puppet_on_a_string
I don’t know that I would have said “yes” after whatsome of these folks did, but hopefullyeverything worked out for them in the end. Do you have any proposal stories to top these? SHARE with friends and family to tell your own story and hear theirs.
Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/worst-wedding-proposals/