The pilot still curses their love to this day.

Marriage proposals — that romantic, time-honored ritual of buying a ring you can't afford, ruining the knee of your nicest pants, and publicly declaring, "Hey, let's ruin our lives together" — are such a commonplace occurance that it's easy to forget how fraught with potential humiliation they are. Here are some profoundly embarrassing reminders, from guys whose attempts to take their proposals to the next level just made the explosion bigger when it blew up in their faces.


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