He got caught up in the moment whilst “partially p****d” and asked her to marry him
The festive season is a typical time for proposals – and one cheating man found himself getting caught up in the heat of it all and decided to get down on one knee himself.
He claims he was planning to break up with his current girlfriend and propose to someone who he’s been seeing at work.
But on New Year’s Eve as he saw his friends getting engaged, he “went with the flow” and asked his actual girlfriend to marry him.
Now looking for legal advice, aptly named user ‘Propermistakeregretit’ posted about his dilemma on Reddit.
He wrote: “I’m seeing someone else, wanted to break up with her. I bought the ring for a work colleague, wasn’t planning to propose until the holiday we planned.
“During new year’s eve, I proposed to my girlfriend. It’s been posted on my friends Snapchat, my girlfriends Facebook page, everywhere.
“I saw people proposing so I wanted to go with the flow and proposed to my girlfriend whilst partially p****d.
Can I get the ring back and cancel the engagement please?”
The post has over a hundred comments from people breaking the news that he doesn’t have a leg to stand on legally, with some criticising his “alarming behaviour” and others (perhaps ironically) congratulating him on the engagement.
One Reddit user had a solid analysis of events, as AR-Legal wrote: “Let me check I’ve got this straight:
“You were planning on proposing to a work colleague when you go on holiday, despite the fact you are still seeing someone you class as your girlfriend.
“However, in a twist of fate, you took that engagement ring out with you on New Years Eve. Either that, or you took the wrong girlfriend out. Either way, mistakes were made.
“Those mistakes were compounded when you got caught up in the heat of other people’s affection, and proposed to your (wrong) girlfriend.
“Well, from a legal perspective you’re s**t out of luck because a gift is a gift, even when given by a moron
“However, there is a solution: tell your (current/accidental) fiancée about the mistake. Honesty may actually be your best policy here, because I suspect that the realisation that you are such an utter fungus of a person will lead her to take the ring off and fling it.
“If you’re lucky, you may be able to find it and then can give your ex-fiancée’s sloppy seconds to your bit on the side.
“And what a lucky girl she will be!”
Amen to that.
The original poster later wrote an update saying he’s had a “long hard think” and decided to hand in his notice at work and “start afresh”, as he intends to stay with his fiancée and keep the affair a secret.
Why the change of heart?
“I’ve known my girlfriend longer and my mum gave me a call saying she’s happy and she’s always wanted grandchildren and what not so I didn’t want to disappoint my mum,” he wrote.
He added that he would feel bad if his wife-to-be found out the truth as she’s been “buzzing” about the news and telling all her friends – but he’s worried the woman he was seeing on the side will tell her how many times they’ve slept together.
Redditors obviously had thoughts on his decision, with many telling him that he’s “getting married for the wrong reasons”.