People Are Sharing The Spicy Reasons They Rejected Their Partner's Marriage Proposals

Jordan Claes
Man proposing to his girlfriend on a rock at the beach; the sunrise is going down in the horizon.
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The day that a couple gets engaged is one of the most momentous and magical moments in their shared history. It's a story you'll tell for years to come and a time that you'll cherish forever.

However, sometimes a proposal can catch your partner completely off guard and you wind up with an answer you never thought possible. Have a look below and check out these spicy reasons why people rejected their partner's marriage proposal.

Talk about a last-ditch effort.

Man proposing to a woman, their reflections can be seen upside down in a lake.
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"We were living together, and she had become mentally abusive and occasionally physically abusive. When i[sic] finally found the strength to move out and break up i got a text asking if i would marry her. I turned her down." - Reddit u/bend1310

Note to self: never propose at P.F. Chang's.

Dumplings and miso soup.
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Redditor goalieamd was just 21 years old and in a very unhappy relationship. While she was out with her boyfriend at a crowded P.F. Chang's restaurant, he procured a ring from his pocket and asked her to marry him — even though they'd never discussed marriage prior to that moment.

I'm all for obtaining a parent's blessing, but this just goes too far.

Lori Greiner on 'Shark Tank'.
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Redditor kemangi grew up in a small village where it was common for a man to ask a woman's parents for her hand in marriage. So long as they accepted, the marriage could go ahead — even without the girl's consent. Thankfully, her parents refused.

You never know who you might run into at the currency exchange office.

Different denominations of global currency.
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Reddit user bubblegumpandabear was visiting Burundi in Africa when she received a marriage proposal from a total stranger. Call her crazy, but she felt it was irresponsible to ride off into the sunset with the man who was exchanging her money.

What would've happened if you'd said yes?!

Katherine Heigl saying "I'm pregnant" in 'Knocked Up'.
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"We sat in his truck and he cried and begged me to marry him. I said no and left him crying.

A month later he messaged me to tell me he was going to be a dad. He had knocked her up before we had even broken up." - Reddit u/ButtercupCooks

Oh, baby, I think I wanna marry you...

Bruno Mars performing on stage.
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While out for dinner one night, Reddit user saltwaterlife27's now-ex boyfriend popped the question while they were seated at their table. She refused outright, which prompted him to start singing Bruno Mars.

You should've upped the offer to five cows.

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Reddit user Sirtriplenipple's sister was in the Peace Core, stationed in Rwanda. While their father was visiting her, he was approached by a stranger who offered him three cows for his daughter's hand. He politely refused.

"He proposed in the middle of a Tim Horton's parking lot with a bread twist-tie. I was 18, but thankfully not an idiot." - Reddit u/FiveFootTerror

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This seriously sounds like something straight out of an episode of The Simpsons; didn't Homer originally propose to Marge with an onion ring?

Remember that timing is everything.

Blue tiled shower.
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Reddit user Meowschu's ex proposed to her while the two of them were visiting her parents' house for dinner. To make matters even worse, he popped the question at the foot of the stairs just as her brother was getting out of the shower.

"We couldn't agree whether to have a Transformers or a kitten cake. I was five." - Reddit u/dashieundomiel

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Call me petty, but anyone who would opt for a kitten cake as opposed to the emblazoned bust of Optimus Prime is someone who you don't want to waste your time with.

Are you serious? Who proposes marriage over e-mail?!

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This Reddit user had three proposals all done by the same person. The first was through e-mail, the second was over the phone, and the third happened six years later in person.

It's always best to pop the question first before you start telling everyone you're engaged.

Young girl with her hands in front of her face.
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Redditor geekcheese was 14 years old when she learned that her high school boyfriend had been telling everyone that they were engaged and would be getting married right out of high school. To compound the issue, she found out through one of his friends.

I feel so close to you right now...

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Reddit user minnilivi was with her boyfriend at a rave when all of a sudden he asked if she wanted to drive to Vegas to get married. She explained how Vegas was more than six hours away and that both of them were far too high to drive/get married.

Cheese sticks aren't the way to a woman's heart.

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Reddit user DBplatypus was in the kitchen making Mozza-sticks when all of a sudden her boyfriend stormed up the stairs from the basement and asked her to marry him. She laughed it off, politely declined, and then he went back down to play XBox.

Sadly, it's not a joke.

Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker'
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"I laughed because I thought he was joking. I was 19, neither of us worked, the ring was a promise ring that cost like $20 and wasn't my style. The whole situation was hilarious to me until I saw how disappointed he was, then it was just awkward and uncomfortable." - Reddit u/ConroConro

h/t: Reddit