Monday, October 13, 2014
"On Fire": Anyone Can Buy a Ring. Special Men Know How to Propose.
I've made it pretty clear on here over the years that while engagement rings are...cool, they are not what move me. I've done a lot of research on their origin and I'll leave it at this: Don't do something simply because others are doing it. Do it because *you* want it, you and yours *can afford it* and it truly means something more than having a show off piece on your hand.
It would seem that I am not the only one who feels this way because I recently read an article entitled "Huge Engagement Rings Show the World You're More Likely to Divorce":
Today points to a recent study out of Emory University. Researchers surveyed 3,000 heterosexuals, looking to test hoary old myths of the wedding industry. (For instance, that dudes should drop a couple months' salary on a ring.) Short version: nope, total bullshit.
They found that men who dropped between two and four grand on a ring were 1.3 times likelier to divorce than gents who paid $500 to $2,000. Also, it makes bystanders itch to rob you.
They also investigated wedding price tags, and found that women with weddings that cost more than $20,000 divorced 3.5 times as often as women who paid $5,000 to $10,000. Take a bow, backyard BBQ brides: "Relatively low spending on the wedding is positively associated with duration among male and female respondents."
Hey, don't shoot the messenger. I'm just sharing.
Besides, anyone with a credit card with a reasonable limit on it can get an expensive engagement ring (to pay on, *with interest*, for years to come). It takes a special man to do something like this right here:
A Christ-Centered Surprise Proposal That You Will Absolutely Love! from ourprecioussavior on GodTube.
Just planting a seed.
Rings are cool.
(Well thought out) Proposals are absolutely awesome!