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.
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.
Many couldn't pass up the opportunity to crack a few jokes.
One person went so far as to call it the "saddest thing."
Someone else suggested that the woman turning down her boyfriend would actually be for the best.
People imagined how the conversation between the two might go down if the woman were to reveal her true feelings about the ring.
There was general disbelief that something like a "ring shaming" group even exists.
Some women chimed in with their own ring-shaming horror stories.
One guy showed that you can still be broke, get a cheap ring, and make the marriage work in the long term.
In conclusion, maybe the solution is to avoid diamonds altogether and go with a ... tastier alternative.