when a couple gets engaged, is an engagement ring necessary?

Philippines
October 16, 2006 12:00am CST
from a girl's point of view, i think it would be wonderful if a guy could give his bride-to-be an engagement ring. but the most beautiful expression of love couldn't be found in the ring, but stored deep in one's heart. what do you think?
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@bhchy1 (6050)
• United States
16 Oct 06
No..I don't think so..I personally don't like to wear rings..so other woman may need that confirmation or something to show off..
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• Canada
16 Oct 06
I don't think so. My boyfriend does and insists he wont ask until he has one...I think its just a excuse to wait all though he claims he wants me to have a ring.
• New Zealand
16 Oct 06
i didnt have a ring for 4 months after i got engaged but we decided that i didnt need one but when i went on holiday to austrailia i saw the perfict one so i bought it anyway i dont think it is that importaint its more about love than a ring
@shi_2000_21 (2681)
• India
26 Oct 06
it not necessary to wear rings. It one's individual interest if he wears or not.
• United States
24 Oct 06
Not necessary. It's offensive to both men and women, like you have to buy love. It's an old tradition that has no place in an enlightened world.
• United States
24 Oct 06
i dont think its necessary. i love my engagement ring, but i would have still said yes if he wouldnt have had the ring
• Australia
16 Oct 06
I got engaged this year and the ring was only a very small part of the whole event. I guess its up to each individual what it means to them.
@HerShe (2385)
• Canada
16 Oct 06
Well, The custom of ring giving has something to do with the circularity of the ring. I thing the whole thing with engagement ring has been too commercialized. A plain band, that would be double as the wedding band, would be just right. Not flashy but just as meaningful, if not more.
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
16 Oct 06
No, an engagement ring is not necessary...it is only a symbol...a materialistic symbol. Love is what matters and knowing htat the guy asked you to marry him is far more important than the ring. A girl in love should care more about getting the guy than getting a ring.