In the age of social media, there's no shortage of people going to extreme lengths to get that viral hit for all to see.
But for one man, things took a turn when his public marriage proposal went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Twitter user @QuairRamik had set what he thought was the perfect romantic mood to pop the question: a full crew, complete with a cameraman and a boom mic operator, people gathered around and filming on their phones, and the love of his life.
But things didn't quite go as planned when she quietly turned him down and promptly broke down in tears.
She said no 😢🤭 had cameras and everything https://t.co/6fjWbYcItV— Pure intentions (@Pure intentions)1563908071.0
The looks on the faces of everyone witnessing the moment say it all.
@QuairRamik The people in the back https://t.co/g2Q7TjV08Y— 🇩🇴 DMs open to men 37 - 46 ONLY (@🇩🇴 DMs open to men 37 - 46 ONLY)1563919195.0
@QuairRamik https://t.co/rI4joB0eJb— THEEDREADGOD 🦊😇 (@THEEDREADGOD 🦊😇)1563932505.0
@QuairRamik Homie with the boom mic felt bad for dude 😂 https://t.co/7UXMftWJ91— TheeMrDavid🏁 (@TheeMrDavid🏁)1563913331.0
@QuairRamik 😂🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/yOgxn9Gx7I— Elle 👑 (@Elle 👑)1563911103.0
People used it as a valuable teaching moment about why you need to be on the same page as your significant other before proposing, especially if you plan on doing it in such a public way.
@QuairRamik this is why you make sure y’all have a mutual agreement that y’all wanna get married FIRST before propo… https://t.co/QXVDxPCQWG— OluwaCjae (@OluwaCjae)1563917808.0
@QuairRamik This is why you talk about marriage before u just propose to somebody.— The Real Manny Santos (@The Real Manny Santos)1563993705.0
@QuairRamik Y'all really need to stop with the public spectacle of proposals. This important a decision should be worked out in private— Pasch....it sounds like cash (@Pasch....it sounds like cash)1563913550.0
But when it came to her rejection, public opinion was pretty divided.
Some praised her for sticking to her guns and not feeling pressured to say yes.
@QuairRamik Better than her saying yes when she ain’t ready— ✨Queen of Zamunda✨👑 (@✨Queen of Zamunda✨👑)1563912218.0
@QuairRamik It's manipulation when one does this publicly. I'm glad she stood her ground.— Luͽifer (@Luͽifer)1564001016.0
@QuairRamik On the real though, I respect her for saying no. So many out here "yessin" and dont wanna be married, d… https://t.co/h8DrsB8oRH— Ronald Greene Jr. (@Ronald Greene Jr.)1563912752.0
@QuairRamik kudos to her for not allowing the attention to guilt her into saying yes— alia (@alia)1563924500.0
@12HillsTall_ @Tao_Pasch Lmfao he said “don’t mind the cameras” and she didn’t. 😂😂😭— Myy Ling (@Myy Ling)1563924131.0
Others, however, felt that she could've accepted the public proposal and then later turned him down in private so as not to humiliate him.
@no_to_infirmity @QuairRamik Respect her embarrassing him? All she had to say is yes then chat to him later. How ca… https://t.co/CpcnPo8gCs— Ayanda Moyo (@Ayanda Moyo)1563916919.0
@QuairRamik @immaculate__Jay Why don’t people ever just say yes in public and say no in private to avoid humiliatin… https://t.co/6LaPZRDDvj— Snarkyoulaterbabe (@Snarkyoulaterbabe)1563912664.0
@JoyyUnSpeakable @QuairRamik Say yes, then tell him wassup in private....— EA6‼️‼️ (@EA6‼️‼️)1563912865.0
So what went down between these two to make her say no?
Well, infidelity was a popular theory.
@QuairRamik She most definitely cheating any woman turning down a proposal has something happening on the side he t… https://t.co/son48ehRJm— eL Goate for President (@eL Goate for President)1563913386.0
@QuairRamik @dannymothobi Most men who propose in public, have a history of cheating and while the woman is still t… https://t.co/fVvgOs086P— M M A P U L A (@M M A P U L A)1563951858.0
Bit @QuairRamik didn't divulge any of the surrounding details.
And we don't blame him.
Either way, chances are the relationship is done.
@QuairRamik Im sorry but me personally, if shes says no, thats the end of the relationship. The relationship just w… https://t.co/PRCG3HNta6— August 12th (@August 12th)1563911094.0
@QuairRamik When she get home and all the locks changed https://t.co/Nydv6s7bwE— Project 2501 (@Project 2501)1563911279.0
And anyone who has experienced something like this knows exactly what happens next.
@QuairRamik On the bright side, he is about to go on an epic run of situationships— Crossing Jordan (@Crossing Jordan)1563910435.0
@So504real @QuairRamik Him at the club tonight https://t.co/52xJdiCUlS— Justin Chance (@Justin Chance)1563910748.0
@QuairRamik I weep for the next 3-10 women he runs thru. They are in for a DOOZY of a ride.— 🏁 (@🏁)1563919434.0