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Now that we've heard all your great engagement stories, it's time to talk about the not-so-great ones. As you all know, getting engaged is not something that should be taken lightly, at least in my book — but mixing all that pressure with heightened emotion could be a recipe for disaster. When a guy pops the question, I'm sure he feels pretty confident that the girl will say yes, but unfortunately that isn't always the case. So ladies, if you've heard any engagement stories gone wrong — she said no, the ring wasn't what she wanted, or the couple ended up getting into a knock-down fight, please share them with us and do tell, what's the worst engagement story gone wrong you've ever heard?

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I love on How I Met Your Mother when Robin thought Ted was proposing to her lol. I loved that story but I don't know of any stories personally. Oh, and of course Carrie and Aidan.
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
that prank was HILARIOUS! ...yes, poor girl tho.... about the bitchy friend...some people just DON'T want help with their 'issues'..since they have NO ISSUES...bitch fits!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
carak, thanks. :)
aSLAMMINhottie aSLAMMINhottie 9 years
Ok, so it's fictional, but have any of you read "the average american male: a novel"? The way he gets engaged to both girls is ridiculous, but the first one in particular is HILARIOUS: she tells him her parents are asking her if they're thinking long-term, he says it never occured to him, she flips out and doesn't speak to him for an hour or so, asks if he's ever going to apologize, he stumbles over some excuse that ends with "I never think about it because I've never really thought about up breaking up?" and she flips out and thinks that means they're engaged. And then flies her parents out to help her plan a wedding. AWKWARD.
Karma87 Karma87 9 years
Good for you Infernalmari! My best girlfriend eloped to Hawaii, then got on a yacht and were married at sea with the islands in the background. They then were later married in a church for their families. That was them... My husband basically told me we were going to get married, and I agreed with his statement. He is not a caveman, however prehistoric this may sound. There was hair pulling afterward, but that's not for this particular thread...:) On to the topic: I know of a man who proposed to a woman who had a particularly nasty drug habit, and she sold his ring! She stole money and tools and checks from him and he really loved her! Drugs suck. He is SO glad now that he didn't marry her, and she ended up in prison, he had her arrested! At least he came to his senses and stuck up for himself.
Mamarosa Mamarosa 9 years
I remember talking about this years ago with a few friends. We always said that if you get asked in public like that you always say yes and then tell them no later (if you really wanted to say no) it's just too much to say no when the whole baseball stadium is staring at you.
InfernalMari InfernalMari 9 years
In response to the whole LaDolce thing...Guys, if she has issues about her own self-worth, then she needs support, not everyone calling her a bitch. I personally hate engagement rings. They're just one more way to label us according to our status as eligible or not, like Mrs. or Miss, or to accord to us monetary value. Of course, this whole forum's not for me, as I plan on eloping...
carak carak 9 years
about the College Humor prank: it's a prank war! watch all the related videos. both guys do horrible things to each other.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
The prank on the College Humor link...that dude is a complete ass. My first thought was I bet he has never even had a girlfriend. Why pull a prank (and spend $500.00) if your the one who is going to look like the loser, you know?
remedios remedios 9 years
OT, but I just noticed the model in the pic for this post looks like the model in the pic for the boyfriend that got arrested after a drunken, childish night out, crashing into a hotel pool and stealing alcohol. Maybe that's why the engagement wasn't such a great idea. (Yeah, I know it's just a pic and the two aren't related, but I thought it was funny.)
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
Susan - precisely that's why jewelry companies do well on having anniversary rings and upgrade offers. thinking about it, go all out on your wedding bands, thats really what you will be wearing for all of your life. It seems with all of my friends who are already married that after the newlywed period or after kids the engagement ring came off and just wore the band. They have said it's more comfortable and you don't have to worry about leave scratch marks on your kids.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 9 years
bchic- Mine is a little over a half carat and I love it too. They can always give you more presents later! Or buy you a new ring when money is plentiful!
jenintx jenintx 9 years
i think my mom turned down my dad's proposal three times before she finally asked him!! my ex-fiance's mom asked me if i was pregnant when she found out we were engaged! it should have been the last straw in what was otherwise a horrid relationship with the woman, but i stuck it out for eight more months before realizing that he was too much of a momma's boy and the umbilical chord was never going to be cut.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
That prank was hilarious but I agree would've been funnier if the gf was in on the whole thing. As for the friend who is high maintenance, she should be happy that her boyfriend is proposing and happy with any ring that he picked out himself. Unless your boyfriend makes over 100k a year I think expecting anything over a carat is a little ridiculous. Getting married is not supposed to be about the size of your ring, its about getting married to someone you truly love. I just got engaged and my ring is only a half carat and I love it because it came from him and he picked it himself.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
that prank was terrible :O
Tullia Tullia 9 years
bbfk, that is awful! seriously, the dude who played the prank is an ass.
sass317 sass317 9 years
bbfk, I finally watched the prank- it was funny, but I feel so bad for that girl! I would be so embarrassed if I thought my bf was proposing on the jumbo tron and I said yes and he claimed he didnt know anything about it. I get that they are pranking each other but they shouldnt be doing things that hurt other people. It would have been way more hilarious if the gf was in on it.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
my sis is a little like la dolce vita's friend. she didnt like anything she saw in our city so she got her guy t fly her off to new york and cali to find one HAHA ....needless to say she still hasnt found one. and she's expecting nothing less than 5 carats. i prefer happiness and a humble 1.5 carats :) but thats just me
Lovaajn Lovaajn 9 years
oh my god bbfk!!! That was HILARIOUS! She smacked the sh*t out of him! Poor girl...
sass317 sass317 9 years
How big was she expecting it to be to begin with? What does the bf do that she thinks she should have gotten some ginormous ring right from the start?
LaDolceVita LaDolceVita 9 years
Oh, I know! And I've told her how wrong she is, and that she's lucky that he didn't leave her. He told her that they can always upgrade, and her response: "why not go big now?" She has issues!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
LaDolce I do not know who is worse the girl for bitching or the guy for actually bending over backwards for her.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
OMG BBKF, that was so so so bad!! What a terrible friend!!
bbkf bbkf 9 years
The worst I've heard of was this prank pulled by a guy at College Humor on his friend: Horrible!!
sass317 sass317 9 years
LaDolceVita- I hope that poor guy has left your friend, she sounds like a high maintenence b*tch- who would want to be married to someone who is so ungrateful?
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