Is it necessary to give or receive a ring when proposing or proposed to?

@laydee (12811)
Philippines
January 5, 2010 1:43am CST
I am now confused over the matter. Is it just commercialism that tells you that you need to receive a ring to prove that you are engaged? or is there some deep-rooted tradition and purpose of having rings for engagement?
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• Philippines
16 Jan 10
I think the ring part heightens the romantic feeling.in my opinion,it is not really necessary to give a ring.engagement is all about the preparation for the marriage.it is much better to prepare yourself for marriage.before getting married,there should be a steady source of income,an extra money source,a house,and some properties just in case of emergency.
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
20 Apr 12
True enough. But I guess someone who doesn't have your listed 'preparations' should not go into marriage in the first place. Anyhow, I have read somewhere that centuries ago the engagement ring was very important. It's actually priced with about 3 month's worth of wages. The reason being that when the family goes broke, they could sell the engagement ring so that the family would start-over. Just like how the partnership or the marriage of the man and the woman starts from the engagement ring. Somewhat amazing in thought, right? hehehe.. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@hexeduser22 (6703)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
I'm planning a proposal for my girlfriend and I think the ring justifies this event. It doesn't matter if your ring is beautiful or not but when you are giving a ring in a proposal be sure that it would fit your partner's finger and make sure that it's beautiful and would make it an unforgettable experience
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
20 Apr 12
This response is just great! I am so sorry to have not been going back to my topic sooner! I would have asked how it did (you proposing) and how are you now? I hope it was a memorable moment for both of you. I'm pretty sure the feeling of being proposed to is just great and the ring just reminds both of the event itself. I sure would like to receive one soon, well the most important thing to me right now is that he loves me and he sees me as his mate forever. I think I would just melt to the sight of him or hearing him say those words. Whew!! So how are you? Have a great MyLot experience ahead!