It was once explained or me that an engagement ring was something of significant monetary value that a woman could sell if she got divorced, thus losing the sole income of the household. Wether or not that is accurate or you agree, the question still stands - in the age of nearly equal incomes, both parents doing the parenting, equal rights, is the engagement ring necessary or a relic of past times?
- Damn right it isVote A
- It's a traditon... plus it sets expectationVote B
- Bleh, I'm ambivalent... whatever that meansVote C
- Yes, they are now completely unnecessaryVote D
- Just show me the answersVote E
Most Helpful Guy
You must have heard of people who've been engaged for many years. For them, it's just a symbol of commitment rather than intent to be married.
Or, people who are 'engaged to be engaged'.
All of this stuff is and always has been, artificial constructs and concepts invented by humans. The way I look at it, you feel your love for your partner (s) and vice versa. However, only you truly appreciate it, so if you like, you can get rings or pieces of paper or whatever to communicate this to other people. Personally, I think that's a bit like posting pictures of your food on Instagram - people don't really care that much, it's nice you're having a good time but there's no need to wave it in others' faces.1