Woman Applauded for Refusing to Put Fiancé on House Title Over a Prank

In a now-viral post, a woman said she changed her mind about putting her fiancé on her house's title after he pulled a "lucky pen" prank.

The woman, u/DojaDog677, shared her story in Reddit's "Am I The A**hole" forum on Thursday. It has received over 12,000 upvotes and thousands of comments from concerned Redditors, who said she should sign a prenup before adding her fiancé to the title.

Prenuptial Agreements

A recent Harris Poll revealed that nearly 40 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 34 have signed a prenuptial agreement, The New Yorker reported. In comparison, only 13 percent of those aged 45-54, and less than 5 percent of those 55 and above have done so, meaning prenups are becoming increasingly popular among younger people.

Jacqueline Itani, an Associate at Stutman, Stutman & Lichtenstein, said this is partly because younger people, particularly millennials, are getting married later in life.

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In a now-viral post, a woman said she decided against putting her fiancé on her house's title after he pulled a "lucky pen" prank. Many commenters backed the woman and encouraged her to look into a prenuptial agreement. fizkes/istock

"Millennials are waiting a longer time [than past generations] to get married and focusing more and more on their professional careers," Itani told Insider. "In that sense, they have more assets to protect when they do get married."

She also explained that younger people are "more knowledgeable" about prenups, and understand that these agreements can protect assets they haven't yet acquired.

"Millennials are concentrating more on building their career and becoming more knowledgeable about what assets will come of their career...Millennials feel it's necessary to protect those assets," Itani explained. "A majority of the prenups that you see are from people who come into the marriage with assets or have assets they expect to receive—whether that be an inheritance from their family or gifts that they want to protect."

In her post, u/DojaDog677 explained that she inherited her house from her mother, which is why many commenters have encouraged her to sign a prenup before putting her fiancé's name on the title.

'AITA?'

In her post, u/DojaDog677 said her fiancé more or less pressured her into putting his name on the title.

"The house is in my name and it took a lot of talking and convincing from him to have his name on the title as well. Honestly, part of me doesn't think this is a good idea, at least not right now...[but] I've decided to go ahead and put his name on the title so he [can] start contributing towards the mortgage," she wrote.

After making several calls, she and her fiancé finally picked a date to sign the deed, but things quickly took a turn for the worst during their appointment.

"When it was time for me to sign the deed, My fiancé stopped me and gave me a pen saying [it] was his 'lucky' pen...I took it and tried to sign but turned out it was empty," she wrote.

Her fiancé pulled out a second pen and then a third, but they were all empty.

"My fiancé started cackling and I felt humiliated especially with how the gentleman next to him was staring. I got pissed and asked him what that was about and he said it was a prank. I asked, 'Really? Did you really think this was a time for pranks?'" she recalled.

"I pushed the paper away and said, 'You know what? Never mind because I no longer want you on the deed,'" she continued.

She then said her fiancé lost it, saying she "couldn't back out" of their agreement and "all [she] had to do was sign the damn paper and get it over with." She said he's now refusing to speak to her until she signs the deed.

Redditors React

Commenters said u/DojaDog677 was right not to put her fiancé on the house title and begged her to sign a prenup before even thinking about signing the deed.

"Your boyfriend is coercing you into gifting him your inheritance. How much is the mortgage? What is the house worth?" u/nuancedthinking asked. "Write a prenup that protects both of you. You keep anything you owned prior to marriage. It is that simple."

"NTA [not the a**hole]. This is a blessing in disguise. He shouldn't have been on the deed in the first place. If [you] decide you still want to marry this fool, get a prenup girl," u/amb123abc wrote.

Redditor u/BakeCakeandDecorate added: "NTA if this is how he reacts to this just imagine how he's going to react in the future. If you do end up adding him, get a prenup to protect yourself."

Newsweek has reached out to u/DojaDog677 for comment.

Other Viral 'AITA' Posts

On Wednesday, Redditors slammed a man who said he wanted his wife to stop "wasting" her weekdays and get a second job.

Commenters offered encouragement on Tuesday to a woman whose husband refuses to let her get a job.

And earlier this month, commenters supported a woman who "traumatized" her husband after he messed with her alarm clock, causing her to miss an exam.