Posts tagged "engagements"

Over-The-Top Marriage Proposals Are Stupid. Here’s Why …

Recently there was the dude dressed in a giant broccoli costume who got down on one knee at the minor league baseball game. (Come on, if you're going to propose on the Jumbotron, at least choose the majors.) Then there was Mike from Austin, whose proposal fail took place on live TV. Or a guy…
By: Lemondrop / August 3, 2010

“Put A Ring On It” Kind Of Gives Me The Sads

A reader sent me a link to the pilot episode for a new web series on weTV.com called "Put A Ring On It," a show that covers real-life, over-the-top marriage proposals. "I think you will really like this one," she wrote, "a guy calls a team of proposal experts to help him freeze…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 8, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m Dying For My Boyfriend To Propose”

I've been dating my boyfriend for almost seven years. We've talked about getting married and having kids constantly, but nothing's come out of it. We've even set a tentative date and picked colors. We've picked colors!!! But he still hasn't proposed. I'm getting really frustrated and wondering if all the talk is just that: talk.
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 3, 2010

Dear Wendy Updates: Necklace-Hater Responds

Thanks to reader ACooper’s suggestion, we now have a new feature called “Dear Wendy Updates,” in which people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from "Trying to be Grateful," who hated the necklace…
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 25, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m Engaged, But I’m Not In Love”

Wendy is off today, so I'm reposting an oldie but a goodie from her Dear Wendy column. She'll be back at it tomorrow! I have been dating my boyfriend for about three months. We get along great and he would do anything for me. We just have one problem. He doesn't believe in evolution and…
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 1, 2010

Engagement Photos Based On The Animated Movie “Up”

Did you see the Disney-Pixar movie "Up"? We did. It made us cry. A lot. While the film's super sad, it's such a beautiful love story that we're not completely surprised one couple based their engagement photos on the tale of Carl and Ellie, complete with loads of balloons and a grape soda bottle ca…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 14, 2010

How To Properly End An Engagement

As many of you know, I was a fiancée who got dumped. On the 1-10 Suck Scale, it registered at around 27, due in no small part to the fact that I was caught by surprise, it was handled rather insensitively, and I wasn't given the whole story -- or a full explanation -- right…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 9, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m Physically Sick After Ending My Engagement”

I called off an engagement about two weeks ago and I am an absolute mess. I feel like I can't eat, can't sleep, have massive headaches, nightmares, constantly feel sick to my stomach ... I could go on but I think that paints the picture. I'm seeing a therapist and it's sort of helping, but…
By: Wendy Atterberry / February 19, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Are Pre-Engagement Jitters Normal?”

My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly four years. I recently found out, through my mom, who has a huge mouth, that my boyfriend stopped by to pick up my grandmother's diamond. We are using it in a simple setting we picked out together. When I picked it out, I was overjoyed. I'm…
By: Wendy Atterberry / February 18, 2010

How To Get Him To Propose

Cathy Torkelson, 34, had a good job as a legal consultant, a loving boyfriend and supportive friends and family. She was a good girlfriend in what appeared to be a solid year-and-a-half-long relationship. Yet, internally, Cathy was anxious, irritable, moody and unable to concentrate. The cause? A persistent question: why hasn't he proposed? Torkelson's questioning…
By: YourTango.com / January 24, 2010

Ivanka Trump’s New Engagement-In-A-Box Biz

Newlywed Ivanka Trump wants to take the stress—and originality—out of popping the question. Dudes can say goodbye to, err, thinking about how to ask women to spend the rest of their lives with them. That’s right, boys! Say goodbye to picking a special spot, planning the evening, and making a heartfelt speech. Ivanka…
By: Nikki Dowling / December 3, 2009

Woman Getting Married: Do I Have To Wear His Grandmother’s Wedding Band?

So … we spent the Thanksgiving holiday down in Florida with my folks, which meant Future Husband got a big “welcome to the family” glimpse of how the holidays with MY family works: lots of kids (there were no less than 8 kids under the age of 8 on T-day), lots of wine, and lot…
By: Woman Getting Married / December 1, 2009

John Krasinski Shares How He Proposed To Emily Blunt

When a couple gets engaged, the first thing people want to know is what the ring looks like, the second is how he proposed. We've already seen Emily Blunt's engagement ring, and today, John Krasinski told the ladies of "The View" how he asked her to marry him. John's proposal…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 6, 2009

Star Couplings: Papa Bach Jason Mesnick Pops The Question Again!

"Bachelor" Jason Mesnick proposed to Molly Malaney in New Zealand recently. You might remember that he popped the question to Melissa Rycroft last fall but then reversed his decision to be with Molly. [TV Watch] -- What took him so long? Joel Madden is denying rumors he and Nicole…
By: Annika Harris / October 22, 2009

Girl Talk: How Engagements Are A Crash-Course In Marriage

Before I got engaged, I used to think a couple's truest test of compatibility and readiness for marriage was living together. What could be more of a test, I reasoned, than successfully sharing the same space, splitting the bills, and delegating household chores while still enjoying each other's company and remaining sexually attracted…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 2, 2009

Romance 2.0: Dude Proposes To Girlfriend On Twitter

Dudes, don't take any cues from Drew Olanoff. The Twitter user, who apparently is known for starting the Twitter campaign "#blamedrewscancer" after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, proposed to his girlfriend via Twitter. Sarah Cooley said yes, but we wouldn't blame her for being pissed that he asked for her hand in marriage i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2009

How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Engaged?

My favorite sex and relationship columnist, Dan Savage, is now on Nerve and a few days ago he tackled a question from a woman who revealed she started talking marriage with her boyfriend three months into their relationship. Savage balked at this admission. His response, after the jump...
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 11, 2009

Is It A Proposal If There Isn’t A Ring?

Times are tough around the world, and we're all cutting back in some area of our life. In Japan, one common cost-cutting measure seems to be diamond engagement rings. The percent of men who bought engagement rings will slip from 1993's 80 percent to just 50 percent this year, according to estimates from…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 10, 2009

All My Friends Are Getting Married, And I’m, Well, Not Even Close

In the last month or so, three of my close friends have gotten engaged. Meanwhile, I haven't had a serious relationship for three years. For some reason, whenever I tell people that another one of my pals has a ring on her finger, they get a sad, sympathetic look on their face, like they're afraid…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 8, 2009