You know what the most ridiculous thing in the world is? Men HAVING to propose with a diamond ring to their girlfriend.
It’s completely impractical.
Why would I want a shiny rock that’s worth more than a car that I will use only as a status symbol to show that I’m desirable enough to marry?
I want something usable, something practical. I don’t need jewelry.
Get me a house, or a new car, or even a stick of gum. Just not jewelry.
Or hell, don’t even propose. Just toss me over your shoulder like the barely-evolved caveman you are and drag me back to your cave. It makes more sense than spending too much money on a simple little ring that can get lost or stolen or broken.
Or if you really want to propose to me, get me a fucking Ringpop or something. Candy jewelry. Something besides jewelry I will never wear because I can’t stand rings and necklaces get in the way when I work, and bracelets snap and earrings get lost all the time.
What would you rather pay; $5,000+ on an engagement ring (plus another like $3k or so for the wedding band?) or like $1 on a Ringpop, or if you’re feeling splurge-y, maybe like $20 for a modest bouquet of flowers and a heartfelt proposal.
If you could go back and propose with something other than a diamond ring, would you?
This post also ties back to my previous posts on Weddings…