The Internet loves your prank! LOL, JK!
Oh, what stupid webs we weave when we tell the web we've deceived. (via reddit)
Update 11:45 a.m. 3/25/15: Redditor griffunk and his girlfriend verified their existence and their continued relationship despite his idea of what's funny (see at bottom).
Redditor griffunk and his girlfriend apparently have a very strong and loving relationship. They better, because that doofus accidentally got the whole Interwebs angry at him because of the silly little prank he played on laundry day. Knowing she would at some point be putting socks in his sock drawer, he put a ring box there, figuring (correctly) that her urge to see if it was an engagement ring would prove overwhelming. Inside the box, however, was merely a Post-It note reading "LOL, JK."
Isn't this just the subtext of every divorce, anyway? (via reddit)
While that joke would certainly not fly in every relationship, it's at least possible that two people exist who are secure enough and have good enough senses of humor to allow this kind of tomfoolery. As far as the Internet was concerned, however, griffunk was the worst. Literally. He returned to reddit a few hours later with a new post entitled "Well that escalated quickly."
101 Sex Tips, and they're all "Don't Have Sex With This Guy."
Guys, don't play pranks on Tess Koman. (JK, I'm sure she's hilarious).
I don't know whether it was his girlfriend's idea of revenge or someone at Cosmo just spotted his original post, but griffunk ended up being the one who suffered most from this prank after being called "the Meanest Man on the Internet" by Comsopolitan, a source millions of women trust.
Eventually, griffunk was able to get his side of the story out and the article was updated to include the fact that his girlfriend took the joke well and the "two of them are more focused on having another baby than getting married at the moment."
The damage, however, had probably been done. The irony is that he's gonna have to marry her now, because otherwise he'll just be known as the Meanest Man on the Internet, and probably the Most Single Man in Real Life if he doesn't lock down the only person who really knows he was kidding.
Update: He's alive!
Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and say you're a doofus and you should marry her.
After the story went viral, griffunk returned to the web one last time to post this picture, saying "For those of you that were curious." I presume he means "curious whether this was real" or "curious whether he could actually have a girlfriend." It obviously wasn't for his girlfriend's sake, who is probably curious whether he's figured out that everyone on the Internet is right and he should "prank" her again with the twist being that it's real.