It’s criminal offence not to marry a lady after promising to tie the knot with her, it’s an offence called, Breach of promise of marriage.
The promise doesn’t need any formal signing or ceremony but direct verbal words or actions. Interestingly, there are not exact words to describe that you’ve promised to marry a lady.
The promise to marry a person has to be a direct promise to marry and not through a third party.
What are the consequences of Breach of Promise.
Well the accused will have to pay for any expenses encountered due to preparations for the marriage.
The accused must compensate for any damage to the the offended either emotional or reputation.