Woman ring shamed herself
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The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means: Engagement season is on its way once again. 

A majority of couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, so prepare to see a lot of ring selfies in the next few months. One woman recently spoiled the surprise for herself when she stumbled upon an engagement ring in her boyfriend's nightstand.

According to the New York Post, the unidentified bride-to-be uploaded a photo to a Facebook group that's reportedly dedicated to critiquing engagement rings (because apparently that's a thing). She was seeking advice on how to "tactfully" tell her BF to go in a different direction. Her story quickly found its way onto Reddit, where users didn't hold back in criticizing her.

Brace yourselves, engagement season is coming. 

And that means so. many. ring. photos. 

While most women like a little bling, some are more particular than others. 

Case in point: one unnamed individual who discovered her engagement ring ... before her boyfriend popped the question. 

According to the New York Post, the woman shared a photo of the ring in question in a "ring shaming" Facebook group. She called on members to join in on "roasting" it and asked them how to "tactfully" convince her boyfriend to get a different ring.

Her story went viral and quickly got people talking over on Reddit.

Woman ring shames herself
photo: Reddit

Many couldn't pass up the opportunity to crack a few jokes.

Woman ring shaming herself
photo: Reddit

One person went so far as to call it the "saddest thing."

Woman ring shaming herself
photo: Reddit

Someone else suggested that the woman turning down her boyfriend would actually be for the best.

Woman ring shaming herself
photo: Reddit

People imagined how the conversation between the two might go down if the woman were to reveal her true feelings about the ring.

Woman ring shaming herself
photo: Reddit

There was general disbelief that something like a "ring shaming" group even exists.

Woman ring shaming herself
photo: Reddit

Some women chimed in with their own ring-shaming horror stories.

Woman ring shaming herself
photo: Reddit

One guy showed that you can still be broke, get a cheap ring, and make the marriage work in the long term.

Woman ring shaming herself
photo: Reddit

In conclusion, maybe the solution is to avoid diamonds altogether and go with a ... tastier alternative.

photo: Reddit