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Old 11-13-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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I second, third, and fourth the motion!
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it's a sensible, highly advised, smart notion that the OP seems vehemently opposed to, for reasons we are all wondering about....why doesn't he haver her help pick it out? What part of "including her in the decision" is repugnant?

mmmm....i thought you were done with this thread!!!!
lol
i guess not.
you can't get enough of it
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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i thought about giving her a fake one for the 'show' and then let her choose later on....but i decided against it.

why?

many many many women express disappointment when they are NOT included in the decision.

would you want someone else to pick out your clothes? your car? your fishing gear? based on what they like, but maybe not necessarily on what you like?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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why?
many many many women express disappointment when they are NOT included in the decision.
would you want someone else to pick out your clothes? your car? your fishing gear? based on what they like, but maybe not necessarily on what you like?

She can always exchange/return it within 30 days if she hates it. that's why.
plus, i want to choose something for her. (similar to the fact that you don't consult your boyfriend everytime you get him a present for his b-day. i know this is not the same thing...but neither is 'buying a car' as you put it)

and lastly, the question is not weather i should buy something myself for her or let her choose. it's "which of the 3 would you choose".
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Ummm, unless you're proposing to a really shallow woman, it's not the ring that matters, but the answer she gives you.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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Ummm, unless you're proposing to a really shallow woman, it's not the ring that matters, but the answer she gives you.
hence why i'm not buying a 10k ring.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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hence why i'm not buying a 10k ring.
So? You're still fixated on the price, as if that's the determinant of whether she'll take the bait or not.

Here's the deal. Take a trusted female friend with you, one with good taste, and ask her advice. Bingo.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I would choose no ring at all. I'd rather have a nice honeymoon trip to remember than a ring for which I paid two or three times the true value.
me too. My girlfriend made her husband buy her a 2,500 ring, they spent about 10K on the wedding and they still live in a crappy one bedroom apartment on the bad side of town. Use your money on your future not impressing other people.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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Eh, the next diamond I get will probably be one I buy myself, so..

A friend on mine got a gorgeous 3/4ct nearly perfect marquis cut engagement ring, and for the 6 years they were engaged she never let him forget it wasn't big enough. Is it any wonder they never got married?
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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an engagement bike. now there's something !!

i like your style.

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Whew, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

I'd rather have real estate. Or a new bike.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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an engagement bike. now there's something !!

i like your style.
The problem is, a bike won't last forever and a diamond ring will

Obviously there is some symbolism to the engagment ring that some of you don't value - and that's fine, to each his own. But to others the ring is meant to endure the way the marriage is meant to endure - it's a tangible reminder of the important committment a couple has made to one another
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