An anonymous woman rejected her boyfriend's proposal as she did not like the fact that he had proposed to her in their hotel room. The almost-groom revealed how he had worked very hard to plan their three-year anniversary by flying his girlfriend to South East Asia before proposing.
However, unfortunately for him, things did not go according to plan even though the girl had initially said "yes". Just after the couple got engaged in Cambodia, the woman gave the ring back to her fiancé because she wanted a more thoughtful proposal. The man took to Reddit to share, "I decided to propose to my girl of three years on our three year anniversary. I flew her to Vietnam and after a couple of weeks traveling we ended up in Cambodia." He added that he had planned their entire itinerary around what was on her bucket list which also included seeing the Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia.
"After a long day of hiking in the heat through ruins we retired back to our hotel and when we were alone together I proposed and she said 'yes'. We kissed and I had planned to take her to the waterfall the next day to celebrate. It's really beautiful," he wrote.
"She took a shower and I laid in bed thinking what an amazing day I just had and how I would get to spend the rest of my life with the women I loved," he added. However, the woman seemed to have changed her mind and refused to accept the engagement ring. "When she came out of the shower however she was in tears. She handed me back the ring saying she couldn't accept it because she didn't want her memory of my proposal to be in a hotel room," he wrote.
"I played it cool and said I understood but truthfully it hurt. It seems to me that I had offered her something of value. A lifelong commitment and partner. I took her halfway around the world and helped her cross off something she had wanted to do most of her adult life. I felt that if she valued me it wouldn't matter that the proposal wasn't exactly what she wanted. It was me and our future together she was saying 'yes' to and not my delivery," he added.
He continued: "If she had found a million dollars in a dumpster she wouldn't throw it back because of where it came from. So she can't possibly value me or what I have to offer as an individual if she's willing to reject it because she didn't like the place I asked."
"I'm preparing to end things when we get back. She wants me to propose again and better and then she'll say 'yes', but I'm done. Am I wrong? Should I do it over?"
He took to the internet to ask for some advice and suggestions and many people commented on his post, with some even recounting their own proposal experiences. One Reddit user shared, "We were at a hotel for our four year anniversary and had just gotten out of the Jacuzzi. He was behind me and asked if I loved him. I turned around and rolled my eyes and said "of course" and he was on one knee. It. Was. Perfect."
Another user added, "I actually love telling everyone how 'bad' my husband's proposal was, haha. He had just spent half the night barfing in a hotel bathroom after a pretty bad case of motion sickness and food poisoning... the delicate aroma of stomach acid in the air. He thought was the ideal moment to pop the question."
A third user wrote, "You HAD a magical moment. Bucket list. Check. Flights. Check. Adventure. Check. Quiet hotel. Check. Romance. Check. The only thing you didn't have was fireworks. You did great... I'm sorry she didn't think it was enough."