Knowing whether to pop the “Will you marry me?” question is a big deal for anyone in a serious relationship.
But one man on TikTok has gone viral after a stranger messaged him asking for help in performing a “loyalty test” on his girlfriend before proposing. While the story does have a happy ending, the test itself is sparking debate between TikTok users about whether it was smart or went too far.
“Will You Marry Me?”
When your significant other gets down on one knee and finally pops the big question, it’ll probably be one of the happiest moments of your life.
But for the guys, making sure he’s found the right girl to propose to is no small feat either, and from buying the perfect ring to waiting for the perfect moment, there’s a lot of planning involved. But knowing whether she truly is “the one” should be a piece of cake, right?
Lawrence Obioma, also known as @lawrenceobioma on TikTok, is known for posting content about relationships, dating, and fitness. One of his relationship videos went viral, amassing over 3 million views and 385,000 likes.
The TikTok involved himself, a boyfriend, his unsuspecting girlfriend, and a “loyalty test.”
The “Loyalty Test”
One day, Lawrence receives a direct message from a random stranger with a very specific request. A man asks him if he can DM his girlfriend because he wants to “put her to the test.” So, is it like a multiple-choice test or a personality quiz? Not exactly.
Think more along the lines of a loyalty test. The boyfriend’s reasoning? He wants to test her devotion because he says, “I’m gonna propose to her soon.”
With the green light from the boyfriend, Lawrence messages the girlfriend and asks her, “Saw you on my suggested pages any chance I know you?”
The two then briefly message each other back and forth with the girlfriend confirming that she doesn’t personally know Lawrence. After this brief exchange, however, the girlfriend starts following Lawrence on Instagram. Oh damn.
I Have A Boyfriend
After they establish that they don’t know each other, Lawrence replies back by saying that the girlfriend’s profile picture “looked cute,” and at the least wanted to introduce himself and say hello.
“Ahaha thank you, but I do have a boyfriend,” she replies.
Chumming The Water
After establishing the fact that she’s in a relationship, Lawrence decides to keep going and chum the water, seeing if she’ll take the bait. He asks her, “I mean is it serious tho?”
The girlfriend says that she is in a committed relationship, and when Lawrence asks her if he can get her Snapchat, she declines.
Passing The Test
For the last question on the test, Lawrence says, “You’re FR [for real] gorgeous tho,” and then jokingly asks, “Think you might change your mind down the road?” and if he can be her Plan B.
But the girlfriend simply responds back with, “I’m happy with who I am with.”
Delivering The Good News
With the girlfriend successfully passing the “loyalty test,” Lawrence messages the boyfriend the good news, saying, “Ight [all right] bro, just go ahead and propose.”
Huzzah the girlfriend passed the test! While we can only assume that he eventually did propose to his girlfriend, TikTok users had a lot to say regarding Lawrence’s “loyalty test.”
Obvious Trust Issues
The social experiment polarized TikTok users with half of them defending the boyfriend and the other half defending the girlfriend. For the latter, users were stunned as to why the boyfriend even wants to get married when it’s clear he doesn’t trust his girlfriend. Other users said that they hope she declines his proposal.
“He shouldn’t propose to her if he doesn’t trust her, just sayin’,” one user wrote.
She Failed The Test
But not all users were sympathetic to the girlfriend. Many people said that the moment she texted Lawrence back, she failed the test, especially because she chose to follow him on Instagram despite not knowing who he is.
“The real ones don’t respond,” one user commented.