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Proposing with a fake, plastic or cardboard ring is the newest trend: Here's what women think

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Illustration. Photographed by 	Westend61
Illustration. Photographed by Westend61

It is without a doubt that the pandemic has caused a lot of people to have financial issues, and that includes those who were hoping to tie the knot soon.

Even so, couples planning to commit to each other have come up with different ways to make it happen without breaking the bank. A new trend is a case in point. Couples using fake engagement rings, which range from plastic and cardboard to plated, have caused a stir on social media.

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