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Special offer: Emilson Wolff Fialho. Picture: Ben Crabtree/The West Australian

A Perth man who has been unlucky in love is giving away a $3000 engagement ring with just one catch: only the most deserving couple will do.

Emilson Wolff Fialho, known to his friends as Wolfie, said he almost sold the ring intended for his now former girlfriend to raise money to travel but had a change of heart.

Instead he advertised online for a suitor in want of a ring, warning it would only go to someone who promised "a happy ending".

"After putting a lot of thought into it, I realised that getting the money and travelling overseas would make it worse for me, as the best trips of my life I went on with my ex," he said.

"So instead I decided to give it away but with one condition: the guy has to show the same passion and willingness to go to the next step to propose as I had in mind. I won't give it away unless I find someone who shares the same passion and love as I do.

"I was not the perfect boyfriend, I do regret a lot of stuff I've done in the past and know it may be too late. That's why I wanna give someone else the opportunity to not waste any more time and do the right thing."

Since the advertisement was posted on Gumtree, the 28-year-old has been overwhelmed by responses.

"Most of them feel very touched and thank me for (giving them) hope in humans again," he said.

"A lot of people are sharing their stories of happy endings, which I loved, and, of course, proposal ideas.

"Some people say I should give it to charity but this ring was not designed for charity, it was designed to make a lady happier than ever and a bloke to have the moment where his heart stops and he just can't think of anything else besides his lady."

He said a couple of candidates had caught his eye but he did not want to rush into a decision.

"I'm after someone who already has the desire to propose, not someone who is seeing a chance to propose because of a free ring," he said.

The West Australian

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