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Man Crowdfunding $15K Engagement Ring

Internet: Nah, don't think so.

Man Crowdfunding $15K Engagement Ring

Everyone's trying it on when it comes to Go Fund Me pages these days - with a guy keen to have strangers chip in for a $15,000 engagement ring.

The bloke reckons its about " raising awareness about the difference between the love we share, and the love people have for us."

He says he was inspired by a US college's go fund me effort, raising $400K to attend the US presidential inauguration:

I've decided to utilize GoFundMe to let everybody who loves us show us.

Sometimes we can't quite afford expensive things by ourselves. A lot of people lean on credit card companies and banks (that overcharge them) so that they appear to do nice things for people they love by themselves.

My approach is a little different. We have friends, family, and colleagues that don't mind passing up a drink or a sandwich to help out. Anything helps. All proceeds will go to the purchase of a beautiful engagement ring one that WE ALL can be proud of. Call me crazy but Love is Free Not Engagement Rings and Weddings.

And how's it going for this guy? Not great.

So far people have chipped in just under $600 bucks.