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Video of "Sweet Caroline" Wedding Proposal in Mall Food Court

Have You Ever Turned Down a Marriage Proposal?

Good times never looked so bad in this mortifying video making the rounds. This young man proposes to his girlfriend while a guitar player strums "Sweet Caroline" (thankfully, that's her name) to a spontaneous singalong in a mall food court. I won't tell you the rest, but let's just say it ends with the audio catching a woman saying, "The Cinnabon lady said she'd marry him."

We've talked about public proposals before, and the majority of you said you'd say yes in the moment and work it out later. Although I know someone who said yes, because she didn't want to say no, and ended up married in a year and divorced in three. All before 26!

So whether it was you or someone you know (sign out if you want to comment anonymously), tell us about a marriage proposal that ended in "no," public or private. Give us the dirty details, too — what went through your mind and what happened afterward. I bet it happens more than we think!

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Dragonflye Dragonflye 6 years
A guy I was dating was paying such close attention to everything I said that he would make comments like "So, for a wedding ring you would want...." We had been dating for two months. The sick feeling I got in my stomach when he said these things made me KNOW I would never marry him (ever) and so I ended things the next day.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I would have been very uncomfortable if my husband had proposed to be in public. Thank goodness he didn't.
dvdsky81 dvdsky81 6 years
That girl looked totally HUMILIATED! I would be too. A proposal, to me, is waaaaay too personal to do in public. If you have to propose in public, it seems like you're more trying to prove something to yourself, than actually wanting to get some sort of validation. The proposer(?) "knows" that the proposee(?) is not going to want to say no and humiliate them in pulic so they force a yes out of them. I would be pissed off, actually, if someone proposed to me in public. My fiance proposed on a camping trip. Public campground, of course, but we were alone-no audience(that we knew of, anyway. Someone could have seen from a distance).
Pistil Pistil 6 years
It looked staged to me. I may love the guy, but I would be super embarrassed to be proposed to in front of a crowd and on camera.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 6 years
Wow....I actually worked at this mall ages ago in college! Anyway, it's never happened to me as I've yet to be proposed to. Hope I'm never put in that kind of situation though- personally I feel like public proposals are tacky.
kismekate kismekate 6 years
Haha, that's totally fake.
Belle-de-Nuit Belle-de-Nuit 6 years
That was painful to watch. Haha.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Yes - because he proposed to me about 3 mths into dating and I definitely wasn't ready to get married then. And I'm glad to say that we didn't end up getting married! He had some serious issues.
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
i don't know anybody who ever did this, but i'd totally say no if my bf proposed to me like that!
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