The Aftermath For People Who Proposed And Were Turned Down
Asking someone to marry you is meant to be the best thing in the world.
Two people are finally going to take that leap into the best part of their lives.
But, once and awhile the plan goes completely awry.
So what does one do when yes isn't the immediate response?
Let's find out.
Redditor jagaraujo wanted to hear about the times asking for a hand in marriage didn't go as planned:
"Men of reddit who proposed and she said no, what happened afterwards with your life?"
Sometimes not getting a yes is the worst.
Sometimes it's the best.
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"As a woman who was engaged and the proposal was later revoked, it still stings a little 11 years later. When you're sure you're with the love of your life, losing them can really pop a hole in your life plans."
"My mother told my father no three times. On the third time he got wasted at a local bar and basically started pouring his heart out to any one who’d listen. Mind you, it’s a very small village in the Italian alps and my father barely spoke Italian and no one in the village spoke English, including my mother."
"Word got back to my mom about this sad American at the bar so she went to find him and she told him she’d marry him. My parents celebrated their 44th anniversary last month."
"She was an Art Major and I had just joined the Army. We had been lovers since high school. I asked, she said no. She wanted to get her Masters. We were friends for a while but we don’t talk anymore. She works as a bartender I think now. I ended up getting married to my best friend. We’ve been married for more than a decade and have a five year old son."
When in Peru
"Oh I have a story about this."
"My friend A had been with his girlfriend B for years, so he decided he wanted to propose. What he didn't know, is that B was also thinking about proposing to him."
"A proposed first, and B freaked out because she had already set her proposal and bought a ring, so she said no. Over the next week, B freaked out more and more, and refused to answer A's calls and messages."
"A then decided to use the money he had saved up to buy a plane ticket to Europe. What was supposed to be a 3 month trip through western Europe turned out to be a year long trip around the world."
"One day, A says that he's coming back and B decides to go and wait for him at the airport and propose to him there. It turns out that while being in Peru, A met a girl and they fell in love almost immediately, and got married in Peru."
"Cue 5 years later, A and his Peruvian wife are still happily married and recently had a baby, while B hasn't still quite forgiven herself for ruining her relationship with A."
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"I never saw her again. Less than a year later I met my wife. We've been together 15 years."
Peace out and goodbye.
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"My husband asked 3 times in the span of a couple months. We had dated for 3 years. He was ready, i wanted to graduate college first."
"Also: don't 'propose' by handing your SO a ring while you're both in the car on the way to Burger King. I'm low maintenance, but put some thought into it."
"We met in her home country of Germany while I was traveling. I knew I was in love. We dated long distance for a while. Me flying to Europe. Her flying to the US. I suggested marriage so we could be together. She said no a few times. I didn't press. But I was patient and not being pushy. I knew she was worth the wait."
"Then it hit her that's how we could be together. If we got married, we could live in a country together. The difficulties of being born on a different patch of dirt. A few years later, I'm still married to my best friend and living with her in Germany. Not all no's stay no. Life goes on."
25 years later
"My dad proposed to a woman who said no. My dad was a violent alcoholic and she said she couldn’t be with him unless he got clean. Took him a little while, but he did it. He wound up meeting my mom through a match maker and they’ve been married 25 years."
"If that woman never said no to him, he never would have gotten clean. It was the lowest point in his life. But it all brought him to my mom who makes him happier than ever."
"My dad talks to her sometimes. She got married to someone else and they had a son who died from a medical condition."
"Dated a woman for over two years and popped the question. First time she said 'I don’t know.' A couple months later I asked her again, she said 'Maybe.' I was pretty bent out of shape. But then I found out she was sleeping with several of my friends so I dodged a bullet there really."
"Damn dude I’m sorry about your 'friends.' Genuine sh*t bags of people to knowingly sleep with your girl. I hope you find better friends."
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"We lived together for another six years until she changed her mind and told me that I should ask again. We were engaged for over a year and got married in 1991. We are still married, have three children, and are both still very much in love."
Sometimes love is not meant to be.
What will be will be.
The Dumbest Ideas People Had That Actually Worked Out
With one exception, there are no such things as dumb questions.
If an answer was already mentioned within a discussion and you ask a question, that's on you for not being present in a conversation.
We've all been there, and all is forgiven.
But unlike dumb questions, dumb ideas should never be dismissed as useless.
Because if history has taught us anything, it's the fact that there are no such things as dumb ideas–only wasted opportunities.
Curious to explore this notion, Redditor Stenik0522 asked:
"What is the dumbest idea you have ever had that actually worked?"
Some experiments really pay off.
"In my freshman year of college, my grades were really not great. And my parents were really strict about getting good grades. When my dad asked to see my grades, I panicked and did the inspect command on the computer where you can change type faces on the screen to read different words and letters. I changed all of my sh**ty grades to good grades. My dad was so happy that I did 'good' my first year of school. He asked me to print my results. I did, and turns out he had to send them to our car insurance company for a 'good student discount'. Ultimately, I committed insurance fraud by accident. But I got the discount."
"Wearing a motorcycle helmet while snowblowing. I did it because i missed riding, it kept my face warm and when snow would fly back at me the visor would protect me"
"I forgot to bring a resume to a job interview, but I had an index card in my bag. I cut the index card in half and wrote my name, my contact info, and 'creative problem solver' in my best handwriting, and gave a copy of my 'business card' to both the interviewers."
"I got the job."
"Not my idea but my mom's. I dropped one of my earrings and couldn't find it so she threw my other earring on the floor and it happened to land next to the first one."
Redditors reflect on a younger time when they could've given themselves a pat on the back.
"When I was like 7 years old I was playing in my back garden with those incredibly bouncy little balls you got, just bouncing them high off the house and letting them bounce randomly before trying to catch them, as you did."
"One time I went for this huge throw off the wall and it bounced crazily off various surfaces so fast I completely lost track of it. So my 7 year old logic was to stand back in the same place and throw another ball the same way. I watched it bounce this way and that about 10 times before finally hitting a plant and coming to a rest in a flower bed. I went over to pull back the foliage and sure enough there were both balls literally lying touching each other in the mud."
"At the time I was like 'yep, makes sense...' but over the years since then I’ve often thought about it and how the hell it worked!"
"A friend and I once snuck 15 people into a Warped Tour by giving them some bracelets from a party supply store and clipboards full of paper. Walked up to the side gate and said we were with Rock The Vote. The security guard waved us right in."
"When I was younger I got called into HR because I drew a very detailed picture of a penis. It was really really good."
"The HR meeting happened like a week after I drew it and my only defense was 'I dont recall doing that, do you happen to have the picture? It might jog my memory.' They didnt have it of course because I had it, and because I didnt confess they couldn't do sh*t."
"Investigation results inconclusive, have a nice day."
"When I was young and broke I bought a sofa from a used furniture store. I had no way to take the sofa home. I went to a used car lot a couple of blocks away and took a truck for a test drive..."
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
"A storm broke a limb on a tree hanging over my house in my back yard, but it was still hanging on by a few splinters. I didn't want it to fall, and it wasn't in a place where I could use my ladder to get to it."
"So I found some rope, tied a brick to it, threw the brick and rope over the limb, made a crude rope swing, and swung and pulled at the branch until it finished breaking."
"It wasn't until I was using the chainsaw to cut it up that I realized how many times during my stupid idea I could have easily hurt or even killed myself."
Must Have Coffee
"Our power was out due to a storm. I had a campstove to use for boiling water to make a coffee pour-thru, but I couldn't use my electric grinder for the coffee beans. I tried fashioning a mortal and pestle but it was taking too long. So, I put the coffee beans in a couple of ziplock bags, placed the bag right behind a car tire, then ran over it back and forth a couple of times to crush the beans. Worked like a charm."
"Put Jesus in as WiFi password in church. It worked."
It may sound ridiculous on paper, but any solution that comes to mind when you're in a quandary is manifesting in your brain cells for a reason.
Never dismiss what seems like a dumb idea, for it could open up possibilities you never knew existed.
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