On the radio this morning they were asking the women listeners if they would go Dutch on paying for their engagement rings? Their example was, “If you were the one in the relationship that made the most money, would you have a problem with paying for half the cost of the engagement ring?” Some of the women who called in said they would have no problem what-so-ever paying for half of the ring if they had the money, however most said “NO! It’s the man’s responsibility to save up for it, buy it and present it to the woman. That it was their way of showing their undying love to them and it’s meant to represent how unique and special the woman is supposed to be to the man”. So that got me to thinking… a) I wonder what my friends would say and b) would I be okay with this? Well.. that’s why I decided to write this blog, to find out what you thought and to tell you what I thought.
For me personally… Even if I had the money, I would not be okay with this. I guess I’m old fashioned but I believe it’s the man place to do this. I will tell you that I’ve been married 3 times and if you totaled the cost of all 3 wedding ring sets, they would not equal $1000. Does this mean that the men I chose to marry thought less of me because the rings weren’t thousands of dollars.. no it doesn’t. It meant they couldn’t afford bigger better ring sets. I didn’t base my love and decision to marry them on a monetary value. If I had, I wouldn’t have married the first time. I guess I have a thing for poor people.
So how about you? Would you pay for half? And men.. would you want your woman to pay for half of it? Chime in and let me know your thoughts.