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 the ring soon or at least point Drew in the right direction for a different option. The family heirloom was mine to keep whatever I decided to do with it, so I brought it back to New York with me and thought about it for a few weeks. When one of my best friends — a gay guy with incredible taste — came to visit from Chicago, I showed him the ring and he all but declared I MUST use it as an engagement ring.
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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 women are no longer waiting until the man pops the question,” said an H Samuel employee. “We are equals in the work place and in relationships and we make our own decisions. Now this ring is a clear message to everyone that a man is to be married.” Do you think a woman who proposes should offer her man a ring? [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »
Oh damn you, “The Office”. Here I thought I had made it past the point where half-hour long comedies would make me cry. But last night’s Season 5 premiere episode of “The Office” was an hour long, so maybe that’s why it’ll just be an exception to the rule. In the clip above, Jim finally proposes to Pam — who has moved to New York for three months to do a graphic design program — and ol’ waterworks totally got all sniffle-y. Catch the full episode at NBC.com, because it was hilarious. Kelly Kapoor, one of the greatest and funniest characters on TV, did the Master Cleanse and passed out! Keep reading »
When you find a girl that loves her Nintendo DS as much as you, even a gamer knows not to play games — that is, unless youâ€™re trying to propose. Bernie Peng knew the way to his womanâ€™s heart was through her favorite video game, Bejeweled, so it seemed fitting that he recreate the game to flash his marriage proposal on screen. And she said yes! Aw, they go together like Yoshi and Birdo. [Gimundo] Keep reading »
A bus driver had a crush on one of his passengers. They started dating, and two years later he proposed, asking her to be his “bus wife” (before he knew her name, his friends referred to her as “bus girl). Click here to watch to video. [CNN] Keep reading »
Some men get really creative when it comes to proposing marriage. My dad, for example, had a restaurant freeze my mother’s engagement ring in an ice cube and put it in her water glass. Luckily, she isn’t one of those people who likes to chew on ice. Well, Hajji, a London man, wanted his proposal to be truly spectacular, and he concealed a $12,000 engagement ring inside a helium balloon so that he could literally pop the question. An unfortunate turn of events followed. A gust of wind blew the balloon out of his hand. Hajji spent two hours searching for the ring-filled balloon, but he finally had to break the news to his girlfriend. After hearing that he lost her engagement ring, the Hajji’s girlfriend was pissed. “Now she is refusing to speak to me until I get her a new ring,” he said. She sounds kind of like a diva, Hajii, maybe you should pick up a new girl instead of a new ring. Unless you have $12,000 more to blow away. [Reuters] Keep reading »