The perfect proposal is all about perfect timing, but it looks like this viral New Year’s Eve proposal came at the wrong time.
However, one proposal is gaining attention on social media all because of one woman’s reaction, or lack of reaction to be exact after her boyfriend pops the question.
Many viewers were left uncomfortable after witnessing what is being called “the most awkward proposal ever.”
TikTok user Cass @caesthetically was caught off guard when the music of the outdoor New Year’s Eve event she went to in Waikiki, Hawaii, on Dec. 31, 2022, was suddenly cut off. She took her phone out in time to film a woman being called onstage by her boyfriend.
“Omg they stopped the entire NYE party for this guy to propose and the girl was NOT HAVING IT,” the video’s onscreen text says.
The clip shows the woman with an awkward expression on her face. She eventually – although seemingly reluctantly – agrees to her boyfriend’s request and joins him onstage.
The man can be heard delivering a speech about how important New Year and Hawaii are to him.
“I want to say I’m crazy in love with you. You are the love of my life,” the man says while on bended knee. He wanted the love of his life to know just how much he loved her. And he was willing to make her extremely uncomfortable by proposing to her in public at a busy New Year’s Eve party on a rooftop in Hawaii.
The video then cuts to another angle, showing an awkward silence between the couple. The man eventually breaks the ice by saying, “It’s a simple yes or no” with a smile.
To many viewers’ surprise, the woman actually agrees to marry him.
“So awkward!” one of the proposal’s spectators can be heard screaming in response.
However, @caesthetically managed to film the aftermath of the proposal, showing the couple having a serious discussion. ”They immediately started fighting after they got off stage,” her video’s onscreen text says.
Social media users were quick to comment on the now-viral video, which has already garnered over 4.2 million views and 491,000 likes since it was uploaded on Monday.
“I want to know the story here. Did he know she wouldn’t like a public proposal? Or did he think this will get her to say yes? So many questions,” one user wrote.
“Men take note: please don’t propose on a holiday, at someone else’s wedding, on a birthday, or during a big accomplishment for your girlfriend,” another user commented.
“Oh that ‘yes’ definitely had a question mark at the end of it… off to a rough start,” said another user.
Watch the video below: