Would you accept an engagement ring that wasn’t meant for you?
No, we’re not talking about a family heirloom—we’re talking about an engagement ring that belonged to someone your current flame used to date.
One woman took to Reddit to ask precisely this question. She’s getting married, and her boyfriend actually gave her a ring that once belonged to his ex. How did she know it wasn’t new, you ask? Well, she spotted it once before.
Because of the various reactions she received from him and her family, she doesn’t know if she overreacted.
Redditors were overwhelmingly aghast at the idea of regifting an engagement ring.
One said not only was it a wrong move on his part, but she should perhaps rethink the relationship altogether. Some red flags you just can’t ignore.
Another said that she was also offered an ex’s ring, but turned it down due to its bad juju.
One Redditor believed everyone else was overreacting—perhaps it was just an honest mistake.
For others, not only was the gesture in bad taste but her boyfriend’s assumption that she would like a ring, no matter how it looked, was also in question. It seems as though he diminished her taste entirely to save a few bucks. In short, this was another red flag.
One reader offered the practical suggestion of trading in the one he already had for something she would really like.
Do you think she’s reasonable or do you think she should just accept the ring?
Let us know in the comments below!