Video: Awkward marriage proposal fails

Proposal rejection when a man asks in marriage to a woman

It’s great to celebrate proposal success stories, but unfortunately there are some that do not go entirely as planned. Whether it was the wrong time or place, or it wasn’t meant to be altogether, use these marriage proposal failures as a lesson of what not to do if the time comes for you to ask the question.

Talk show turn-down

You would think you’d be pretty confident of getting a ‘yes’ if you were prepared to propose on national television with your favourite talk show host looking on. You would think…


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A comedian’s conundrum

This stand up comedian decided that proposing to his girlfriend on stage before his set was a good idea. The show must go on, and the poor guy tries to salvage his set.

Rugby… romance?

The Footy Show would not be most girl’s ideal proposal location, but everyone is different. In this case however, nobody kicks a goal.

Shopping centre shutdown

Not even a mini train passing by can stop this man from declaring his love in front of a packed shopping centre.

Mid-court meltdown

Ah, the classic mid court proposal. With so many watching eyes, there’s just so much that can go wrong.


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Is that mistletoe?

Even the allure of the mistletoe can could not convince this lady to say yes in this very public proposal.

Sweet Caroline

Serenaded by a man with a guitar and with a crowd of vocal shoppers looking on, this didn’t appear to be the right time or place for this couple’s marriage proposal.

Elaborate proposal gone wrong

This Chinese man went all-out for his proposal to his beloved, but his efforts were still not enough to seal the deal. For the full story click here.

As these videos demonstrate, there is a lot to think about when it comes to proposing. And the above cases clearly show that it’s important to choose the right setting, at the right time, with the right person. This article – the dos and don’ts of proposing is a good guide to determine whether you’re ready to take the plunge.

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