Well, well well, we are not 100% sure if this constitutes a fail, as it ended with a happily ever after, unlike many of our other stories here. But still, couldn’t this guy come up with a better excuse? Like really, almost anything would have been better.
What’s wrong with saying you’re going to the kitchen to grab some water? Fortunately, this didn’t deter her from marrying him, which is how we know it’s true love.
The Wrong Size
Proposals are a huge deal. There is usually a lot of planning to do, including deciding on where and when to pop the question, keeping it a surprise, and most importantly, picking the right ring. This is something many people struggle with, and most just give up before they even try because they know it's a lost cause.
In this case, the guy was given all the info he needed, and most importantly, his future wife gave him her ring size, but he someone didn't get the memo, which made for an awkward moment.
No Artistic Merit
Most of us can trust our parents to really enjoy and appreciate our not-so-great childhood drawings. But just because your mom hangs every little doodle on the fridge, that doesn't mean it's a masterpiece.
If you're not artistically talented, you really have no business giving anything you made to anyone, let alone your crush. While handmade gifts can be romantic, they can also be really really lousy, so you gotta be honest with yourself.
Great Minds Think Alike
Isn't this the most adorable romantic fail you've ever read about? Not only were both of them willing to drive for hours just to surprise the other, but they also seem to have the same notion of what love is.
This is a story we can imagine grandchildren will never get tired of hearing, and these two will never get tired of telling. The Reddit poster added that she learned that long-distance partners should always make sure the other person isn't pulling off the same surprise.
It's Not the Destination, It's the Journey
It was essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson who said that it's not about the destination but about the journey, and we think he was on to something. Sure, this kid never got to give the girl of dreams her present, but he did go on a spectacular journey that would have made a great kid adventure movie.
In the cinematic version, he would have made it safely his destination and gotten the girl, but real life isn't a movie.