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Symbol of your love or Big Waste of $$$

Girl - Symbol of your love
 55 (31.1%)
Girl - Big Waste of $$$
 34 (19.2%)
Guy - Symbol of your love
 41 (23.2%)
Guy - Big Waste of $$$
 47 (26.6%)

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Re: Engagment Rings
« Reply #180 on: May 17, 2007, 03:04:23 PM »
time to change tactics?  It'll only get worse when you're all BIGLAW in New York.  Then she'll want a new car and a pony to go with that big rock from Tiffany's, and all you'll get is a resentful blowjob.

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« Reply #181 on: May 17, 2007, 03:40:56 PM »
They can't get college girls when they're 70? :(

They can't afford the viagra to date college girls when they're 70.  I mean, any relationship of mine isn't big enough for two pairs of pants, and I need someone willing and able to sublimate my working-mother guilt by staying home with my infants.  Especially because I don't really like infants.
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« Reply #182 on: May 17, 2007, 03:45:06 PM »
Hehe, fair enough :)

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« Reply #183 on: May 17, 2007, 03:49:00 PM »
...And this is why I'm dating someone going into elementary ed, not law.

I date a teacher too. I'm not expecting a big engagement ring.

I just want something for my left hand. Something that says "Look, see I'm in a committed relationship. Please don't hit on me."

I'm married to a teacher. So yeah, I didn't expect a big engagement ring. Part of why we went with a sapphire (outside of my preferring them) was we could get more bang for our buck.

I also offered to help pay for it. I got such a flat NO! that I didn't even try to bring the subject up again.

It's a nice symbol, though, in a way. And it was definitely an ego thing for my husband, because he wanted to be able to say he bought it for me.

I did once work with a girl who subscribed to the theory that if he loved you enough to marry you, he loved you enough to buy you a 2 carat ring. She went with a lower quality color and clarity to get that with her first husband.
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« Reply #184 on: May 17, 2007, 03:55:14 PM »
...And this is why I'm dating someone going into elementary ed, not law.

I date a teacher too. I'm not expecting a big engagement ring.

I just want something for my left hand. Something that says "Look, see I'm in a committed relationship. Please don't hit on me."

I'm married to a teacher. So yeah, I didn't expect a big engagement ring. Part of why we went with a sapphire (outside of my preferring them) was we could get more bang for our buck.

I also offered to help pay for it. I got such a flat NO! that I didn't even try to bring the subject up again.

It's a nice symbol, though, in a way. And it was definitely an ego thing for my husband, because he wanted to be able to say he bought it for me.

I did once work with a girl who subscribed to the theory that if he loved you enough to marry you, he loved you enough to buy you a 2 carat ring. She went with a lower quality color and clarity to get that with her first husband.

My boyfriend loves me so much, he's going to drive up to Vermont and pry his grandmother's ring out of his ex's fingers!  :D

And then he's gonna put the stone in a new band. That way he doesn't have to buy a diamond.

h2xblive

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« Reply #185 on: May 17, 2007, 03:56:59 PM »
...And this is why I'm dating someone going into elementary ed, not law.

I date a teacher too. I'm not expecting a big engagement ring.

I just want something for my left hand. Something that says "Look, see I'm in a committed relationship. Please don't hit on me."

I'm married to a teacher. So yeah, I didn't expect a big engagement ring. Part of why we went with a sapphire (outside of my preferring them) was we could get more bang for our buck.

I also offered to help pay for it. I got such a flat NO! that I didn't even try to bring the subject up again.

It's a nice symbol, though, in a way. And it was definitely an ego thing for my husband, because he wanted to be able to say he bought it for me.

I did once work with a girl who subscribed to the theory that if he loved you enough to marry you, he loved you enough to buy you a 2 carat ring. She went with a lower quality color and clarity to get that with her first husband.

How many husbands has she had?

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Re: Engagment Rings
« Reply #186 on: May 17, 2007, 04:14:59 PM »
She hasn't woked here in a couple of years.. She'd had one husband, and had a serious boyfriend when she quit. I believe she'd actually turned down a ring from him -- both because she wasn't ready to get married again and it wasn't what she wanted.
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Re: Engagment Rings
« Reply #187 on: May 17, 2007, 04:21:08 PM »
Do you really believe in free speech, or just in speech you agree with?

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« Reply #188 on: May 17, 2007, 04:25:25 PM »
...And this is why I'm dating someone going into elementary ed, not law.

I date a teacher too. I'm not expecting a big engagement ring.

I just want something for my left hand. Something that says "Look, see I'm in a committed relationship. Please don't hit on me."

Oh yay - when that happens, more men for me!  ;D
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« Reply #189 on: May 20, 2007, 04:01:58 PM »
This is true. I picked out a ring but my husband insisted that it wasn't big enough.  The one I ended up getting was 1/2 carat bigger than the size I initially picked out.  Its nice, and a nice size, but anything bigger just looks ridiculous on my hand.

I tried on a 2 karat engagement ring at one point.  It was just too big for me.


1.  An engagement ring is a gift to/from a loved one, and I don't think there's ever anything wrong with that!
2.  As a woman who is typically happy with nice-looking fake jewelry, it is extra special to have something "real" for my engagement ring and wedding band.
3.  This varies, obviously, but often it is the man rather than the woman who is into the size (surprise, surprise) of the diamond.  Men do often see this as something to symbolize their success to their friends and acquaintances, while many women just want a pretty piece with a sentimental/symbolic meaning.

Credited. When I was a little girl, I would go to the mall with my Mom and when we passed by a jewelry store window we would play "pick your future engagement ring", hahaha. Because of that, it has become a habit for me to stop and look at rings whenever I pass by a display window. When my boyfriend is with me he'll play along, and he usually picks out a bigger diamond for me than what I pick out for myself!
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