Pinterest Apologizes for Congratulating Single Women On Their Engagement
Consider this the virtual version of congratulating a woman on her pregnancy ... only to find out that she's not expecting at all.
Several women who madewedding boards on Pinterest received emails from the site that came as quite a surprise. Apparently, the ladies were pining nuptial-related photos often enough that the website's analytics assumed they were engaged and sent out congratulatory emails.
The emails directed users to view boards by graphic designers, photographers and "fellow" brides-to-be. The problem? Yep, you guessed it ... some of those women weren't actually engaged.
After the mortifying mistake was made, tweets showing the emails from Pinterest started popping up with great reactions.
Iliana says, "Too many pins to my dream wedding board that Pinterest thinks I'm actually getting married."
Tatiana writes, "Pinterest knows I'm getting married before I do."
Kati says, "That awkward moment when I pin so much wedding stuff that Pinterest thinks I'm getting married."
Since most of the tweets were in good humor, Pinterest responded in kind saying, "We're sorry we came off like an overbearing mother who is always asking when you'll find a nice boy or girl."
Well played, Pinterest! You may need to add that response to your etiquette board.
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