On engagements

Philippines
January 16, 2007 8:58pm CST
Well I was just wondering, do all people who will be getting married (or has plans for it) go through this? I mean the man giving the woman an engagement ring and the lot? does it always have to be that way? Your thoughts on this...
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4 responses
@runsgame (2033)
• India
17 Jan 07
well, this is a tradation being followed in many of the countries in the world, giving a ring or put a ring in the gal's fuingures or put a chain on man's neck , these shows just the love and certain type of committment ., that's all. now a days modern world, man and gals are taking kisses even before the engagement/marriage . the customs will never change. the traditions are gold in nature and it should be followed so as to enjoy the moments . it will be a thrilling moment to see a gal near u on the day of engagement. is it not?
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
My point exactly. It's just that somethings never change, or gradually at least. Yeah I do think that it's very romantic to do it the old fashioned way. I too would like to follow that. Thanks for responding.
@jillann (780)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
I don't believe that the guy needs to do this. Although this has already become a tradition, there maybe some people who would look at such situations more practically. Like, the couple may earn up the money to buy for the said rings or lot. It is more practical and helpful for both parties if they save up together for such mutual future necessities. Don't you think so too?
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
Well i do think so too but it seems that it also relates on how people see it, to be more specific, the relatives. You can't just set aside what the relatives think on how you got through the whole process, they being old fashioned, heck even here in the Philippines I don't think that Civil weddings of young people are good enough for the old people (them approving of it).
@jenalyn (675)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I think it should be up to the couple. Traditions are fine for traditional people. The engagement ring is a token and a way to let other people know that you're unavailable. I don't like traditional wedding, personally I would rather spend the money on the honeymoon or a new house. As far as a ring, I like that part, but it doesn't have to be a rock, it could be somethimg I thought was pretty enough to wear everyday. I don't mind wearing something that tells everyone I am unavailable. I used to do that before I was married anyway.
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
thanks for the response! very nice insight.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Well, I wouldnt mind for practicality but its also very romantic when u do it the traditional way. A romantic proposal, a ring, ur guy on bended knees that sort of thing.