Woman criticised online after complaining about her engagement ring before the proposal

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
One woman has come under fire online after complaining about her engagement ring before even being proposed to [Photo: Getty]

If choosing a sentimental date and location to pop the big question isn’t enough, the pressure of picking an engagement ring is sure to leave anyone flustered.

So when one woman took to Facebook to complain about her boyfriend’s choice (before he even had chance to propose), the Internet wasn’t very forgiving.

The unnamed bride-to-be ‘accidentally’ came across the ring box when she looked in her partner’s bedside table and promptly posted an image of the engagement jewellery to a ring shaming group.

She captioned the image: “Ewww. Self shame Friday here I come. Found this in the BF’s nightstand. Not a fan. Please roast and then tell me how to tactfully say no you need to go get something else.”

Unsurprisingly, the image was promptly shared to Reddit by an anonymous user where members were quick to comment.

The anonymous woman took to a Facebook ring-shaming group to ask others to ‘roast’ the engagement jewellery [Photo: Reddit]

One wrote: “You could literally give me an onion ring and I would marry your a** if I was truly in love with you. What’s wrong with some entitled people?”

While another agreed, “If that’s how you treat a man that wants to spend the rest of his life with you, then you don’t even deserve that ring. Thank you, next.”

One Reddit member even referenced their own experience of proposing, as they wrote: “Seriously. This almost makes me want to cry.”

“As a woman – and as a person who just proposed to her girlfriend – this really makes my heart break for him. Knowing the absolute stress I went through with the stupid ring, having it on my night stand, having anxiety attacks over when and where to propose and all the questions in my head… If I saw something remotely similar to this, oof, it would definitely be the most eye opening experience of my life. I hope he’s seen this.”

Others took to the post to offer advice on what to do when you dislike the ring without causing offence.

“I don’t think my wife liked the ring I got for her,” one Reddit user wrote. “Even though it wasn’t cheap or small by any means, it just wasn’t her style. She totally accepted it and said yes to me but she’s slowly let me know that she would like to ‘change some things on her ring…’ So it’s ok to not like the ring but just don’t be a d*** about it!”

Before another added that you don’t necessarily need a ring to pop the question.

“So my husband didn’t propose to me with a ring. It was a very natural moment of him just looking at me and asking ‘what we were even waiting for’? It was wild how the reality of it hit me all at once and I found myself thinking holy sh** he’s right.”

“Without the ring or the gesture or the kneeling, it just felt so honest. Even though we were in public it felt like a completely just for us moment.”

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