There's something about love. The emotional fanfare of finding someone perfect is aspirational, and, in spite of many comments to the contrary, plenty of us still seek out marriage as a confirmation of that commitment. And nowhere is this more highly scrutinized than in the wedding planning process - which starts with the ring.
For some, the engagement ring is one of the most important aspects of the marriage process, with certain people applying emotional significance to the diamond size in particular. To these people, a lackluster ring is symptomatic of a lackluster approach to the relationship overall.
One bride-to-be has taken to Reddit to mock the tiny diamond engagement ring that her fiancé bought for her and it has taken the internet by storm. Keep scrolling to see what, exactly, she said about the ring and how the internet has reacted to her pretty cruel jibe.
Finding love is something most of us hope for.But the searching can make it seem like it's basically an impossibility. It can be a jungle out there, folks!
Dating is no joke...In fact, romantic life can often just feel like a string of missed opportunities as you search and search for "the one."
Looking for love can be exhausting.But once you find it, for many of us, it really does make every part of life seem a little bit brighter.
Being in a happy relationship is many people's aim.Finding the person who's a perfect fit, and that you can stay committed to for a long time, can make it feel like your life is moving in the right direction.
Plus, PDAs are nice.Having someone to hug and kiss (and who hugs and kisses you right back) is a pretty sweet feeling.
Some couples wish to take their commitment a step further.Becoming engaged to be married is one way that many choose to express the seriousness of their love for one another.
Many of us have marriage in our life plan.And for many women in particular, the marriage fantasy starts right at the beginning - with the proposal of their dreams.
Which can put a lot of pressure on the situation.If the proposal is supposed to set the trend for how the wedding (and even the marriage) will go, many want it to be absolutely perfect.
Proposals have become a pretty big deal.And that can mean that there seems to be more than just two people involved. In fact, getting engaged has become a pretty public event in most people's lives.
There's one area in particular that this manifests.In the physical symbol of the commitment itself - the engagement ring. For many, the ring is almost the most important aspect of an engagement.
And there's usually an even more specific concern.Engagement rings typically have at least one large jewel - traditionally a diamond. For many, it's the size of this gem that makes all the difference.
And obviously, the jewel represents something else.Diamonds cost a pretty penny - so a ring with a real big one is a not-so-subtle way to brag about wealth.
A huge ring is a spectacle.And when someone feels so excited about their relationship, it can seem like a huge engagement ring is the only adequate way to express it.
It can also be a way to set the tone.An amazing ring will surely lead to an amazing wedding, and thus an amazing marriage ... right?
But what if you choose to go down a different path?What if you're more in the mindset that material representations of your love don't actually mean anything at all...?
An anonymous woman on Reddit shared her engagement ring along with her dissatisfaction...She posted: "We been togetha for 8 years and talking bout getting married for almost 3. Dis da ring he said he saved up to buy me. Am I being shady or materialistic if I tell dis mf ion want dis little a** ring?"
As you can see, the ring itself is tiny...The slim gold ring with a tiny diamond (that somehow looks slightly off...) racked up nearly 200 comments on Reddit and quickly went viral.
People were quick to share their opinions...Many agreed with the bride-to-be's dismay over the ring, with one user writing: "I’m not materialistic when it comes to things like this but if my man proposed with THAT I would be full-on insulted."
"There are nicer, more substantial rings than that for $200," they went on to say. "He went out of his way to find the cheapest possible option; which to me says that he’s probably like that in every aspect of the relationship and will probably be like that in every aspect of their marriage. You can count on it."