The tradition of talking to someone's family, spending a massive chunk of your income on a ring, and then getting down on one knee with a slight chance the person you love might reject the thought of a lifetime with you is definitely a lot to take on. If you plan an elaborate, public, surprise proposal it's best to have full confidence that the person you're proposing to is going to give you a solid "yes." Otherwise, it's a very risky and potentially embarrassing move.
While we usually hear about the moments when people say "yes" to a proposal with Instagram posts of champagne, balloons and diamond rings, we rarely hear what happens when someone actually says "no." So, when a recent Reddit user asked, "Men of Reddit who proposed and she said no, what happened afterwards with your life?" people were ready to share their stories.