Will you marry me (even if I don't spend 2 months of my salary on a ring)?
November 19, 2007 2:07 PM Subscribe
How common is it for couples to get married without an expensive engagement ring?
posted by mpls2 to Society & Culture (117 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, because of my background and general worldview, I think the idea of an expensive diamond engagement ring is... absurd. Kind of like going to church on Sunday: traditional and pointless. Using the money for a down payment on a house or investing it for retirement seems so obviously more sensible that I'm wondering why everybody but the rich doesn't do it.
I know I'm not alone in thinking this, but I'm wondering how common it is for couples to forgo an expensive engagement ring. Sources, anecdotes, and opinions are welcome.