Internet sympathizes as online banking mishap ruins man’s surprise proposal


A woman has confessed to ruining her own engagement surprise after accidentally logging into her boyfriend’s bank account and seeing he had made a big purchase at a ring store.

She shared the “crime” in a Reddit post on Wednesday, using the handle u/Same_Fly_5110.

The woman explained that she did some paperwork on her boyfriend’s computer and logged into what she thought was their joint savings account, but was actually his personal account .

The password was saved on her computer, she said, and “usernames are basically the same for both accounts, with 1 character at the end.” As a result, “it didn’t really set off any alarms” – until the woman noticed the payment.

Stock image of a marriage proposal. A woman is going viral on Reddit for revealing how she ‘ruined [her] own engagement surprise.”
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At first she feared their account had been hacked, before realizing that he had probably bought her an engagement ring.

“My fool** ruined my own engagement surprise,” the woman said, adding that she had mentioned the jewelry store to her boyfriend in the past.

She didn’t reveal the payment amount, but the average cost of an engagement ring in the United States is over $3,500, according to The Wedding Stats website indicates that the most popular type of ring is a round brilliant cut diamond.

The woman continued: “I called my sister, who just visited last night, to gush and she said my boyfriend told her last night while I was cooking dinner he was planning to serve.”

Her sister found it “hilarious” that she ruined her own surprise, she said.

The post, which was shared on the r/tifu feed where people discuss the many ways they got it wrong, has already received more than 10,800 upvotes.

One user, aka Kinkade, thought the story was going in a different direction and expressed relief, “It’s taken such a great turn from a scary start. Congratulations!!!”

Maryxjane222 had a similar thought, writing, “I was preparing for a hotel or something. Pleasantly surprised.”

UrbanRedFox joked, “Waiting for the TiFUpdate when we learn the boyfriend has been playing pranks on her for the next 6 months by staging fake opportunities, after reading about her misdemeanor on Reddit.”

Orlin_ joked, “Lots of untied shoelaces in their future.”

Another user, NoGood_Boyo, wrote, “Congratulations! This is a great story, can you keep it a secret for three months? If you keep it a secret and he proposes to you, maybe you don’t tell him right away? It’s kind of a weird position to be in.”

Wholesomefolsom96 added, “Man…I love that they both have to live with the secret all this time now!!”

Newsweek contacted u/Same_Fly_5110 for comment.

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