The road to marriage is a huge step; courtship, dating, having a steady relationship all require an almost limitless amount of patience and understanding especially in this time where long term relationships are in decline, the hookup culture is alive and thriving and those - you know them- boys are growing in number. So what happens when he finally pops the question annnnndddd IT is…… not quite up to par?
Fun, joke and innuendo aside, perhaps more important than the wedding itself is the engagement ring. It’s the symbol of his commitment to giving you the future Mrs Insert name here his trust and love for the rest of your days. In more realistic terms, the engagement ring is the social media star of your relationship/engagement; it’s the photo that will dominate her social media feed for the next couple weeks, the trending topic of the conversation and gossip among her girlfriends, family members, thirsty fellas on her case and the reason her left hand will always be casually laying in plain sight for all to see, no biggie. However, what happens when the ring is not… big enough? For all the posturing that women do, size DOES matter and if the ring is not of an acceptable size then there will be grumbling. I can hear the furrowing of the brows from women getting ready to to crucify me in the comments but have I told a lie so far? Oh she’ll say yes and shed a tear or two because she doesn’t want to hurt your feelings (hey she loves you man….I hope?) but behind closed doors with her bestie she will question why did she have to get such a small ring?
Of course not all women are like this, some are just happy to get married to someone who will treasure them and will even take the initiative of popping the question themselves. For some it’s not the material but the thought and action that counts. Others…. not so much: big ring, big engagement party, wedding, reception etc. the whole 9 yards.
What say you? Would you accept an engagement ring even if it was too small? Let’s hear it in the comments below.