Getting Married? Need Engagement Advice? Listen up.
Some families hand down a ring through generations by tradition. Some women go pick out the ring all by themselves. Some women drop hints and hope for the best. Some are completely surprised by the ring that he chose all by himself.
“But, honey, I thought it would go well with the warts all over your hand…” Yuck.
We polled 20 random women online and here is what we found out:
60% of their guys picked out the rings with little, or no, help at all.
“I’d rather it that way, [it] shows he actual took time and thought about it.”
15% of the women picked out the ring all by themselves.
“My husband wanted me to pick out mine. He said that since I was going to have it forever, that he wanted to be sure that I liked it. So, we went together to the jewelry store and I showed it to him, and that’s the one he got me.”
The other 25% of women polled:
“He picked it out himself. He looked at my other rings and just started asking which one of my regular rings i like the most and what about it… but the proposal really was a surprise. I was expecting it soon but not how he did it. I loved everything about it.”
“Because I’m in love with your brain, not your body.” Too bad you didn’t use your brain when you were shopping!
Of course, if you really want the proposal to be a surprise you will have to pick out the engagement ring all by yourself. It is never a good idea to propose without a ring…
In most cases, she is probably expecting a proposal – if not, I would question the decision to propose: perhaps it is too early in the relationship or she doesn’t feel the same way that you do.
Next week we resume our Las Vegas series with Part 3 – Planning Group Trips tips. See You Then!
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