Three women proposed on live TV and it was an absolute car crash
Apparently, today (Valentine's Day) is the most romantic day of the year. But single or not, the pressure put on people to celebrate this overly commercialized holiday is ridiculous. It can lead to a lot of tension, especially between couples, when one partner's gift doesn't quite meet expectation - or worse, when it's a lot more than what the other person bargained for.
Case in point, these poor fellas who were proposed to this morning on British talk show Loose Women. Now, I've never been engaged, but I'd like to think that when I get to that stage, my boyfriend won't be stupid enough to do it in a public place. I hate changing my picture on Facebook, so the idea of having all eyes on me as I make one of the most important decisions of my life is nothing short of a nightmare.
Check out the absolute cringefest in the video below:
I mean, can you imagine the pressure? Even if you don't want to get hitched, you've got an audience full of middle-aged women eagerly eyeing you up, hoping that they'll get an invite to the bloody thing. And to have got to this point in the first place, you obviously want to pacify your partner to an extent, why else would you agree to be on the show? So you don't exactly want to look like a**hole of the century by turning them down on live TV.
But despite it being possibly one of the least-romantic and cringeworthy locations to pop the question, a number of women decided that Loose Women was the perfect place to propose.
Prior to these, well, to put it bluntly, misled women popping the question, presenter Christine Lampard explained what was going to happen: "Today, some very brave people will be proposing to their partners live on the show and their other halves haven't got a clue about it."
"Anything could happen. Let's make this a Valentine's Day to remember." And it certainly was, just for all the wrong reasons.
The horrible affair was kicked off by a woman named Cheryl who left her boyfriend / now-fiancé looking more than a little awkward when she presented him with what I can only assume is a watch. His face says it all.
Instead of declaring his love, he simply said, "Yes, I suppose." Yikes!
Here are some of the funniest social media reactions to the extremely awkward segment:
Now, maybe it's just me, but I'll be surprised if Cheryl and her fiancé even make it down the aisle. After all, the whole of the UK and the internet is currently laughing at his less than enthusiastic response...
Oh well, there are plenty of fish in the sea. You might want to invest in a Match.com account, Cheryl.
Related: Still, at least he didn't literally run away like the woman in this proposal fail: