A marriage proposal is nerve-wracking no matter what — let alone when it includes a rejection.
A man recently posted on Reddit asking for advice after his lady love turned down his proposal in front of pretty much everyone they know — even though they'd talked a lot of it through ahead of time. He's now wondering who's the a-hole in the situation: him or his girlfriend.
I (28M) have been with my GF (33F) for over10 years now and we've lived together for 2.5 years now. We have discussed our future and marriage at length and picked the ring together and everything, the point being that a proposal wasn't out the blue, she knew I wanted to propose just not when.
I own an event hall and so whenever our social circle has a large party I always host, as it is convenient for me to do so and I'm more than willing to.
Recently where I live lock-down restrictions were lifted so to celebrate I invited all of our friends and family to celebrate, under the guise that it could serve as a get together after covid as well as a celebration for me and my GF's 10th anniversary, which was a month ago (I know its a bit odd to hold an anniversary celebration before marriage but this was a big milestone so I thought it might be believable).