Internet companies like to think they know us better than we know ourselves, and in some cases — like the time Target figured out a girl was pregnant before her father did — it's true. Mostly, though, they fail miserably. Like the time Pinterest sent emails to a bunch of single women congratulating them on being engaged.
A whole bunch of women are tweeting about an email they received from the manic pixie dream start-up that congratulated them on their impending nuptials. Super thoughtful— except most of them don't even have significant others.
Lol Pinterest thinks I'm getting married. Nope, I'm just single and pathetic 😁 pic.twitter.com/FbbU8l6BlS— Phylicia Flynn (@PhyliciaFlynn) September 4, 2014
So Pinterest sent me a notice that said I was getting married. Ummm, I haven't settled on which book boyfriend I want to go steady with yet— Taryn Blackthorne (@tarynblackthorn) September 4, 2014
Some of the users think it's because they've been pinning wedding-related objects like invitations and dresses to their boards...
Pinterest thinks I'm getting married because of all my wedding pins... 😬 pic.twitter.com/nzX6O0DPqw— Haley Kulik (@haleykulik) September 3, 2014
Others, though, don't even pin wedding stuff at all:
Funny story.... Pinterest thinks I'm getting married... And I don even have a wedding board... pic.twitter.com/DFZDZXCH1i— Adrienne McKinney (@Adrienne_Faith) September 3, 2014
We've reached out to Pinterest asking them what's up, and will update when we hear back.
Update: Pinterest has provided us with the below statement.
Every week, we email collections of category-specific pins and boards to pinners we hope will be interested in them. Unfortunately, one of these recent emails suggested that pinners were actually getting married, rather than just potentially interested in wedding-related content. We're sorry we came off like an overbearing mother who is always asking when you'll find a nice boy or girl.