Dealing With Marriage Proposal Rejection

Nobody ever likes to get rejected for any reason. But it’s especially tough to get rejected when you ask somebody to marry you. This feels like the end of the world when it happens and it’s hard to handle the feelings and emotions that we experience when somebody says no when we ask for their hand in marriage.

This doesn’t have to be the end of the world though. If you can give yourself enough time to grieve this loss – that’s really what it is – you’ll have the ability to see clearly once again and you’ll realize that the rejection really isn’t the end of the world. You will overcome the emotional hurt and pain you feel and ultimately be much better off for it.

But for now, we’re going to help you learn how to deal with marriage proposal rejection. We don’t want you feeling beat down, broken, and unhappy even for a little while because of this rejection. So use the tips that we’re about to share with you and try your best to feel better as soon as possible.

  1. Do You Have Any Idea Why You Were Turned Down?

Believe it or not, after being rejected for a marriage proposal, the odds are you have no idea why you’re rejected in the first place. Sure, it hurts and it’s going to hurt for a little while, but you have to give yourself some time to gain perspective.

How do you gain perspective? You gain perspective by trying to talk to your partner or former partner to find out why they said no to your proposal. Once you learn the truth, you shouldn’t focus on it too much any longer, but you have to figure out why this happened in the first place.

As an example, your partner may still be madly in love with you but fear making a lifelong commitment. So if they say no to your proposal, it really has nothing to do with you and you shouldn’t have to feel so hurt, alone or in pain. You just have to learn to accept that your partner is afraid of making a long-term commitment and this really has nothing to do with you on a personal level.

That’s just one example of many reasons why you could potentially get rejected. Find out the truth, learn to accept it, and move on with your life or figure out a way to work it out with your better half to turn the no into a yes.

  1. Did You Screw up the Proposal?

This may seem superficial on the surface, but some people will reject you outright if they are unhappy with the proposal itself. If you propose to them in a McDonald’s parking lot as opposed to a romantic setting you may immediately get rejected. This doesn’t mean your relationship is over. It just means you have to work on your proposal and get it right the next time.


Do yourself a huge favor and listen to these tips if you’ve recently been rejected for a marriage proposal. This isn’t the end of the world and you can overcome it easily if you give yourself enough time to do so.

And if you really want to man up, just start dating online and you’ll turn that frown, upside down.

Ricky Decastro


I moved to Miami from California in 2017 to start a new life and found the dating scene to be a disaster! As an avid writer, I decided to start Dating God to document my experiences. The Good. The Bad. And of course, the UGLY.