Woman shares how Tinder boyfriend’s ‘worst ever’ marriage proposal eventually led to their breakup

Illustration. Photo by Getty Images
Illustration. Photo by Getty Images

Megan Lilach from Wisconsin, US, and her partner met on Tinder and moved in together two months later. They often discussed tying the knot and he had often told her he had big plans for the proposal.

However, the 22-year-old woman was left stunned when he told her to check her phone while the pair enjoyed a meal out together, only for her to discover the social media 'proposal'. 

READ MORE: Love and coronavirus: It could bring you closer, but there's a risk of increased domestic violence

Explaining how their relationship quickly went downhill after that night, Megan says, "He was working away at the time, so I had driven to see him and spend the night at his hotel."

The pair decided to go out for a Chinese dinner and found the nearest restaurant on Google as they were not familiar with the area. 

"It wasn't a special place to us or anything," Megan says, adding that she thought he was planning to propose at her 21st birthday party, which was in two weeks' time.

"But then he said that while we were at dinner, it 'just felt right.'" 

READ MORE: Joburg couple cancels wedding due to coronavirus - ‘We’ve lost R80 000 so far’

Facebook worst ever proposal
Images by Mercury Press & Media/ Magazine Features

Megan's partner had been playing on his phone all through the meal, and then he told her to check her phone. "I looked at it, and I just said 'really?' I couldn't believe it. I have no idea what was going through his head," she says.

The proposal meant that Megan's family found out about the engagement through Facebook and were upset as they felt left out of the loop.

READ MORE: Blogger plans to get married to her stepson after divorcing his father

Two weeks later, at Megan's birthday party, the ex allegedly told guests it was an impromptu engagement celebration, which left the would-be bride in tears. 

The pair eventually split six months after the proposal following a final-straw argument on Valentine's Day last year. 

READ MORE: 'Moments before I got married a smoke grenade splashed a purple stain on my dress’ - A Capetonian's wedding

Now the stylist is hoping to trade her old engagement ring in – which the couple bought together after the proposal – for a new piece of jewellery to celebrate a year of being apart from her ex. 

"Even now, I struggle to laugh about it when I look back," Megan says.

Have you been involved in an unsuccessful proposal/ engagement? Tell us about it here.

Story by Mercury Press & Media/ Magazine Features

Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaways

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Now that it's the New Year, what are you looking forward to?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
The vaccine arriving in SA
32% - 126 votes
Going back to the office/ campus
3% - 13 votes
Going on a trip overseas
10% - 37 votes
Nothing, I don't expect 2021 to be any better than 2020
47% - 182 votes
Treating myself to a shopping spree
3% - 10 votes
I'm planning a big party to celebrate as soon as Covid is over
5% - 20 votes
Vote