Need to rant. My ex-boyfriend is so cheapskate. Today he suddenly texted me and asked me if I could return him the engagement ring that he proposed to me with.
We dated for 4 years before he proposed to me in August last year. A month later, he quit his job because he wanted to start a business with his friends. I then broke up with him as I felt very disappointed with his stupid start-up dreams. Fortunately I met someone new at my workplace who’s way more mature and financially stable than him so I managed to quickly move on.
So today he told me he would like to sell the engagement ring as he would like to expand his business. I asked him why bother selling this ring as it’s not that expensive anyway. He then said that this ring costs alot to him as he saved up for 2 years to buy it because he knew that it was my dream to own this ring. Playing the sympathy card. Yikes.
To be honest this ring is not really super expensive, at most $60k? So I don’t understand why he is so determined to take it back. I am seriously disgusted with how thick-skinned he is, how he tries so hard to convince me to return him the ring. Somemore he already know that it is my dream to own this ring.
But when I told my friends about this, they all told me I should return him the ring and support him in his start-up dream and then ask my current boyfriend to buy me a new one. Seriously how to support such stupid dream? So should I return him the ring or not? I have the right to reject him right?
Here are what netizens think:
- What is your problem? Just return the ring if you think it is not expensive, you Sméagol. You can have your dream, he cannot have his? Theres nothing wrong with start-up dreams and it has nothing to do with one’s maturity. But your action and thinking are definitely cheapskate, disgusting, and immature. You were the one that found someone else and moved on, so you totally dont deserve the ring at all. You want the ring? Ask your current bf to buy lah.
- Since the ring is so cheap at most 60k only and you are no longer with him, just return the ring to him lah. Be the great person here and JUST accept his sympathy cards loh. Your current MORE financially stable guy surely can afford a more than 60k ring for you. Why you worry not fulfilling your own dream ?
- When i divorced w my cheapskate ex hb, i threw the cheap proposal and wedding ring back to him. Cause he is that cheap and i do not want to keep anything cheapskate w me. Cause then it will makes me cheap too. So ya, u should just return the not super expensive ring back to ur ex. If not it will makes u look not super expensive as well.