Well, this is awkward.
17-year-old Hayleigh McBay from Elgin in Mora, Scotland, thought it would be loads of fun to prank her boyfriend David for April Fools’ Day.
Clearly a fan of tough love, she decided to message him on WhatsApp and pretend she wanted to break up with him.
She wrote: ‘I don’t want to be with you anymore. I’m not happy.’
But things didn’t quite go according to plan.
Hayleigh tweeted a snapshot of David’s response with the caption: ‘well my April Fools backfired :s’
In the exchange, which has now been retweeted over 13,000 times, David replied: ‘Thank god you said it first,’ and admitted he didn’t want to be with her either.
Luckily for Hayleigh, it turned out David was just playing her at her own game.
She later tweeted her followers to explain that her canny boyfriend had realised what she was up to and decided to have a bit of fun of his own.
And while an online poll found that 69 per cent of people thought Hayleigh deserved to be dumped for her prank (because ‘romance is no joke’), Hayleigh remains largely unrepentant.