Many women (and some men) dream of being proposed to one day. But a proposal is only good when it comes from someone you actually want to marry. Otherwise, a moment that is meant to be one of the most romantic experiences of your life can become one of the most awkward and uncomfortable experiences instead. This is why it's common practice for the proposer to discuss the idea with their partner before going through with it. If that seems "less romantic" to you, these stories may change your mind.
1.) From ButtercupCooks:
We were 19 and in a crazy on/off relationship. At the time of the proposal we were off and in my head we were off for good. He came to my house and begged for me to come back including a tear filled proposal. I said no, got out of his truck and went back inside. A month later he told me he was going to be a dad. He knocked someone up around the time he wanted me back.