Posts tagged "engagements"

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 the Yano…

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…

Catherine Strawn / June 8, 2009

Dating Amelia: Is My Busted Engagement A Problem For You?

I never thought I would be in the position of dating with a broken engagement under my belt. I hope to never have another. As I’ve started dating again, I’ve had to think about how honest I want to be about my prior relationship history. So, how honest do I want to be? Totally.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2009

A $2,600 Proposal Cake?

Figuring out how to propose can be just as nerve racking as deciding on an engagement ring and determining when to propose, and an entrepreneur is trying to make the proposal just as special as the ring itself. Angelito Araneta Jr. has created a chocolate cake covered in 24-karat gold leaves and topped with 15…

Annika Harris / March 23, 2009

Papa Bach, Engagement Take-Backs & Cowards

Last night’s episode of “The Bachelor,” and more specifically, the “After The Final Rose” special, hit close to home. After all, I was engaged, and then overnight my fiance decided he needed to go on a break, which was really him dumping me without saying so and looking like the bad guy, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 3, 2009

Being Engaged: It’s Not So Bad!

You might remember back in December when I was home for the holidays my mom passed down my great-grandmother’s engagement ring and I debated whether to use it for my own engagement. At the time, my boyfriend, Drew, and I were talking marriage pretty seriously and I knew I needed to make a decision about…

Wendy Atterberry / February 10, 2009

Equality Means Engagement Rings For Men

H Samuel, a jeweler in the U.K., is trying to get male engagement rings to take off as more women are proposing to men in these modern times. Their Tioro ring, made from titanium and featuring a tiny diamond, goes for about $120, which is waaaaaaay cheaper than most engagement rings for women. “UK wome…

Catherine Strawn / January 16, 2009

First Time For Everything: I Called Off My Engagement

Recently, I committed the ultimate relationship taboo: I told a man who wanted to spend the rest of his life with me that I couldn’t marry him. Even worse, I broke off my engagement at a time in my life when many of my close girlfriends are blissfully picking out wedding dresses and drafting tender…

Lauren Cook / January 12, 2009

Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen Are Engaged — Maybe?

The New England Patriots quarterback proposed to the supermodel on Christmas Eve — apparently he asked while the pair was flying from New Jersey to Boston on a private jet. Her parents were there for the proposal and, obvi, Gisele said yes. I guess congrats are in order, and, duh, they’re going to have some…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 28, 2008

Girl Talk: He’s The One, But Is This The Ring?

I’m at my parents’ place this week, visiting my family for Christmas. Shortly after I arrived, my mother presented me with an engagement ring. The ring belonged to my great-grandmother, who got married 80 years ago in the fall of 1928. This past summer, when I last saw my mom, I told her my boyfriend…

Wendy Atterberry / December 23, 2008

Dating Don’ts: Four Horrible Ways To Get Him To Pop The Question

Maybe it’s because we’re forced to deal with our families more than usual during the holidays, but these can be trying times for women without rings on their wedding fingers. Aunt Esther’s annual grab at your left hand and subsequent clucking over your naked ring finger is annoying, but you write it off because she&#8217…

Judy McGuire / December 11, 2008

Quickies!: Lindsay Lohan Shows Her Ugly Side At “Ugly Betty”

Lindsay Lohan’s bratty attitude has knocked her run on “Ugly Betty” down to four episodes. [Perez Hilton]…

Annika Harris / October 23, 2008

After A Broken Engagement, Who Keeps The Ring?

Well dang, I never thought I would be so lucky as to personally weigh in on this debate! The Frisky presented both sides to this conundrum way back when, but The New York Times decided to voice their opinion in this weekend’s Wedding section (what a downer for all the rejoicing couples whose weddings were…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2008

Quick Pic: Are Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Engaged?

Are you those giggles of post-bended knee joy? The pop singer supposedly proposed to his girlfriend in Italy, at the wedding of her “7th Heaven” costar. [10/1/08]…

The Frisky / October 6, 2008

Star Couplings: George Takei And Partner Tie The Knot

George Takei and his longtime partner were married on Sunday in a ceremony that included a Buddhist priest, Native American wedding bands, a Japanese Koto harp, and a bagpipe procession. [Pop Eater]
Jennifer Hudson is engaged to boyfriend David Otunga, who is better known as “Punk” from I Love New York 2. Yuck, he’s kissed…

Annika Harris / September 15, 2008

Star Couplings: Tara Reid May Or May Not Be Off The Market

Tara Reid maybe is engaged. Sigh, are there no single, drunk girls left in Hollywood? [DListed and Us Weekly]
Singer Sarah McLachlan and her husband are calling it quits. [Us Weekly]
Jean Sarkozy, the hot son of French President Nicholas, got married. [Perez Hilton]
Brody Jenner is on Playmate #2. [Perez Hilton]
Mischa Barton and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 12, 2008

Star Couplings: Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling Have Another Go At It

One of our favorite couples ever, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, may be back together! Notebook 2! Notebook 2! [Perez Hilton]
Chris Kattan separated from his wife of eight weeks. Yes, eight weeks. Poor Mango! [DListed]
Jessica Simpson is the new spokeswoman for Dallas-based Stampede Light Plus beer. She said in a statement, “I am…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2008

Star Couplings: Jewel Gets Hitched To Her Cowboy

Jewel married that rodeo clown, Ty Murray. [People]
Ugh. Those jeans that Katie Holmes has been pegging NON-STOP? They belong to Tom Cruise. [Us Weekly]
Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr. are engaged after only a few months of dating. [Perez Hilton]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 8, 2008

Star Couplings: Feds Seize Anne Hathway’s Diaries

The FBI seized Anne Hathaway’s diaries in their investigation of her ex-boyfriend, Rafaello Folieri. This is why I spew all my private biz on the internet — so the fuzz don’t have to bug me for info! [DListed]
Were the Jolie-Pitt Wonder Twins conceived via in-vitro? [Us Weekly]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 25, 2008

Quick Pic: Uma Thurman Gets Engaged!

The goddess that is Uma is engaged to her boyfriend Arpad Busson. All I know about him is that he is LOADED. Like, mega loaded. So was her ex-boyfriend, Andre Balazs, come to think of it. And her ex-husband Ethan Hawke only looked homeless, but he was richie-rich too. Hmm, me thinks she has a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 27, 2008