- I would say no, he's cheapVote A
- I would say yes, but be disappointedVote B
- I would be genuinely happy.Vote C
Most Helpful Girl
Lol so many people not wanting to seem materialistic.
The ring is a promise, and selecting one is meant to be a representation of commitment and love. It should be with her taste in mind and something that she would proudly wear for the rest of her life.
In our personal circumstance I would have been incredibly disappointed if my husband had proposed with that ring, because it shows no thought, no love, none of my taste in jewellery and yes - money comes into it as well. He can afford $1000 for a new phone every year, weekly sports tickets, Xbox games, holidays and eating out but can only slap down $80 for an engagement ring? How much does that show about his commitment to me, that the value he would place on my worth is less than his hobbies?
An engagement ring is not a normal gift or a materialistic gain, it's a symbol and it should have worth.
If we were incredibly broke, living week to week with no expendable income and he had to scrimp, save and sacrifice for that ring for months - I would treasure it because I know he had to go without to provide it for me. That's special, and is a sign of the commitment he's making.
But in our current financial situation had he presented me with the one pictured I would be disappointed and questioned his motives for doing so4
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Most Helpful Guy
These articles discuss the issue better than I ever could, but long story short; the issue isn't the ring, but rather what you wanted the ring to represent. If that representation supplants the person in importance, you have bigger issues than the ring.0