Mail from a female reader.
My boyfriend gave me a cheap engagement ring.
He proposed to me recently. He did it in a very beautiful and romantic way. The ring was also very lovely and I asked him more about it. He said he got it online. I couldn’t shake the feeling there was something wrong so I searched online and found it cost less than 5,000 Naira. I know money shouldn’t matter, but I was gutted.
I would understand if that were all he could afford, but that is less money than he makes in a day.
Now I don’t like wearing it because it makes me feel like we are not really engaged, like he takes me for granted. He didn’t ask my dad before he proposed. He didn’t get down on one knee. He bought the cheapest possible ring.
Does he truly care about me?