Getting a house is a huge accomplishment, and it deserves a celebration. Housewarming parties are a lot of fun, with friends and family bringing food and gifts to congratulate the new home owner. But what if your family turned your housewarming party into their engagement party?

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One Redditor’s girlfriend just purchased a house and at her event, her brother decided to propose to his girlfriend. The OP was furious that the party has been hijacked for this proposal, and he told off the brother and called him classless.

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“My girlfriend just bought a house and is so excited. She invited a ton of people over for a housewarming. She put so much work into everything. The house looked amazing, and the food was delicious.”

“Right after dinner, while my girlfriend was getting dessert, her brother proposed to his girlfriend. I was mad because he hijacked my girlfriend’s event that she worked so hard for. Before she could answer I told him to sit down and quit being so rude and disrespectful to his sister. He was mad, but his girlfriend looked so embarrassed. They ended up leaving.”

“The party was very awkward after that. A lot of people left early. My girlfriend’s mom was furious at me, because she wanted her son to stop living in sin and I ruined it. My girlfriend said I was sweet but didn’t need to do that. Her brother texted me calling me a prick. Was I an a**hole for telling them to have some class?”

What do Redditors think?

“NTA. It is just plain rude to start hijacking events for your proposal. Oh my sister bought a new house? Perfect situation to make sure it revolves all around my proposal. Your BIL sounds like a cheapskate who thought he could get away with it. Is he normally so entitled?” —


“Not even just that. As the person getting proposed to it feels so… lazy and like a second thought to have your proposal be at an event someone else set up. Like how little does the boy friend care of he can’t be assed to plan his own proposal?” —


“NTA. This wasn’t their event. If he wanted to propose to his GF, then he should have had the manners to ask permission of the host first as opposed to hijacking someone else’s event. And of course her brother called you a prick – you called out his bad behavior.” —


“Lol if I’m being honest I laughed a bit reading this. You’re slightly TA for at least not giving his girlfriend the time to answer his proposal, but you’re sweet for wanting your girlfriends housewarming to go smoothly. Did your girlfriend even know her brother was going to propose at her housewarming, what if she allowed it? How did she feel with your reaction?” —


Later, the OP added that this was something his girlfriend was used to: “She was sad that he did it, but said she is used to her family hijacking her events and that it isn’t a big deal to her anymore.”

Time to spoil this girl and celebrate her, no hijacking allowed!

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*First Published: March 18, 2023, 6:00 am