Man leaves girlfriend of six years in tears with joke Christmas ‘proposal’
Scrolling through social media during the Christmas holidays can feel like looking through an engagement ring catalogue due to the number of couples sharing their exciting news.
It’s a hugely popular time for people to pop the question, so when one woman’s boyfriend pulled out a small square box, she already felt like she knew what was coming.
She immediately begins to tear up and clasps her hands to her face in shock, while her partner says: “I love you so much, it’s been six years” as he gets down on one knee, while someone else films the special moment.
But as he opens the box, he says: “Will you please… take these earrings?”, as he opens the lid to reveal two glittering pieces of jewellery where the ring should have been.
Another voice can be heard saying: “I knew it” before laughter can be heard, and the clip has racked up more than 1.3 million views after being shared by the woman on TikTok.
People flooded the comments to say the man was playing with fire, as one wrote: “It would be funny if it were six months but she was probably expecting it at six years bro. This is heartbreaking.”
A second replied: “Absolutely not. Throw the whole boy away please.”
A third said: “The AUDACITY. Like this is just mean.”
And another added: “Good, he’s in the perfect position to be kicked in the face.”
But after the video went viral, the woman added an update to explain that the fake proposal had taken place last Christmas, no one needed to worry as she saw the funny side, and that the pair were now happily engaged.
She said: “I’m pretty surprised this video got as many views as it did. Also kind of taken back by how many people really hate my fiancé.
“He’s not a bad person, I posted this because I thought it was funny. Our relationship is filled with us playing jokes on each other.”