- People who have decided to hide their engagement confessed their reasons
- Many were wary of disapproval from family members even work colleagues
- One engagement was being kept secret because the man was still married
When a couple gets engaged, it's typically a matter of moments before they're reaching for their respective phones to share the happy news with the world.
But the people behind these anonymous online confessions aren't telling a soul - for some very surprising reasons.
Anonymous men and women from around the world have been sharing their secrets on the confession app Whisper, explaining why they're not letting on that they're about to tie the knot.
Some confessed to fearing the news would be met with disapproval or judgement from loved ones.
One woman admitted she wasn't telling people at work - because her intended is the boss.
And another bride-to-be said her engagement was still a secret, because the man she plans to marry is yet to leave his current wife, who is battling cancer.