Single Women Irked by Pinterest Push Toward Altar

Not all users were plotting out their perfect "I do's."

ByMeghan Keneally
September 04, 2014, 5:40 PM
PHOTO: This image shows a Pinterest board on an iPad.
This image shows a Pinterest board on an iPad.

— -- Single women are laughing – sort of - after getting what felt like an unwanted nudge towards the altar from the pin board site Pinterest.

Recipients were told "You're getting married!" even if they have never "pinned" their favorite wedding dress or flower arrangements to their online inspiration boards.

The message went on to suggest that the recipients browse special collections of stationary ideas "curated by graphic designers, photographers and fellow brides-to-be, all Pinners with a keen eye and marriage on the mind."

Meet the People Already Lining Up Outside Apple's Flagship StoreThe only problem being that many of the recipients are not, in fact, planning on walking down the aisle anytime soon.

Pinterest told ABC News, "We're sorry we came off like an overbearing mother who's always asking when you'll settle down with a nice boy or girl."

Given the email's similarity to a gently concealed nudge from an over-eager relative, some users took the email in a less-than-favorable way.

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