Getting engaged to the person you love is an amazing experience for most people. Guys and girls alike dream of the day that they will either ask or be asked that crucial question – will you marry me? Men, in particular, have a lot of responsibility in the process, from choosing the ring to picking out the perfect opportunity to propose.
“Promposals” have become quite the big deal lately, putting even more pressure on those who are planning to take the next step. If a girl is the right one, chances are she will love your proposal no matter what.
Guys have to make sure that they come up with something original, yet also traditional enough that it will ensure that his future wife will be fully satisfied. While some women would be happy with a simple, meaningful proposal, others clearly have high expectations of their men.
When one woman’s boyfriend finally proposed, her friends expected her to be ecstatic. They all started planning out the wedding and getting excited, only for the woman to completely shut them down.
She was upset rather than excited after her future husband’s proposal, but it wasn’t because of the man she was marrying. In fact, it wasn’t about anything meaningful at all – unless you value gold and diamonds above anything else.
While a woman is going to have a wedding ring on her hand for the rest of her life, an engagement ring is really just a promise. A promise that someday soon, you will tie the knot and spend your lives together. It should be one of the most romantic moments in a relationship, but somehow this woman could only be disappointed.
“DP proposed and presented me with the ring he’d chosen – a diamond solitaire in white gold. I was so happy and excited to accept but was disappointed when I first saw the ring. The first word that entered my head was “small,” she wrote in a post.
“There’s nothing to dislike about the type of ring per se. As a diamond, solitaire would have been my choice, but it’s the whole thing – the color of the gold, the setting, the small stone and relatively chunky shoulders.”
She was probably imagining an outpouring of sympathy, as many people do when posting lame sob stories to social media. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Especially once she posted the exact reason she was disappointed – the cost.
“His salary is nearing a 6 figure sum and he’s usually very generous. Having seen the receipt I know he paid £1,300 for it – which is a lot less than I would have imagined he would have spent on such a significant piece of jewelry.”
If all your girlfriend cares about is the cost of the engagement ring you get her, you’re probably better off returning it to the store. If you are a woman who thinks your ring is the most important thing, remember the really important things in life – caring for the people you love.
What do you think?