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    Promise Rings

    Just got in a debate with a friend on promise rings. She just recently got one from her boyfriend, who actually spent decent money on it, and she thinks that they're a good idea.

    I think they're stupid. Why be in a relationship if you aren't going to try and make it work with that person? If you and your significant other get in a bad fight, is that ring really going to make you two stay together? Plus, why not save the money for an engagement ring in the future if you are THAT serious about a promise ring?

    I know of a few people who had them in HS, and I just figured it was a phase, but actual college couples are doing it, too? C'mon man.

    What do you think? Are they a cool idea, or stupid idea?


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    Re: Promise Rings

    I think they are stupid.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    I wouldn't criticize a couple who does it. I think we did something similar, but only because money was extremely short.

    The idea is fine. The idea of waiting for the big commitment is fine, too.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Keep the house.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    I have thought about them in a few different ways.

    1. A high school couple who know they want to be committed, but decide they need to wait. They just want something to symbolize it (like they used to do with the letter jacket or going steady)

    2. Maybe a college age couple who can't afford something better (which I don't think makes sense since they can be similar in price)

    3. The promise or purity rings some dads give to their daughters....

    I don't think it's a stupid idea, but sometimes it does seem redundant.





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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Just got in a debate with a friend on promise rings. She just recently got one from her boyfriend, who actually spent decent money on it, and she thinks that they're a good idea.

    I think they're stupid. Why be in a relationship if you aren't going to try and make it work with that person? If you and your significant other get in a bad fight, is that ring really going to make you two stay together? Plus, why not save the money for an engagement ring in the future if you are THAT serious about a promise ring?

    I know of a few people who had them in HS, and I just figured it was a phase, but actual college couples are doing it, too? C'mon man.

    What do you think? Are they a cool idea, or stupid idea?
    Is she 14? Because if she's older than that, it's stupid.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Is she 14? Because if she's older than that, it's stupid.
    Pretty much this. If you really mean it, make it official.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    I like you, but I don't like like you.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    I think they're stupid, but I also only think of people using them as high schoolers or young college students. I just don't think they're necessary. It's really stupid when you're young and just starting to date because in general those relationships don't last and it's dumb to put a lot of significance on them. After that it's stupid because you're either dating for fun, or to find Mr./Ms. Right. Breaking up with someone after a serious relationship is already difficult, why add pressure to that in the form of a promise ring?



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    Re: Promise Rings

    I promise to expect a more expensive engagement ring later.




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    Re: Promise Rings

    If you feel you MUST get her a ring that isn't an engagement ring, just get her a ring with hers or your birthstone. Don't spend money on an overpriced tiny little diamond.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    "I promise that someday I'll think about really being committed to you"?




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    Re: Promise Rings

    If it's because you won't have the money for a real ring for a long time, I might understand it. Otherwise it's the dumbest thing ever.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Is there a dowry involved? If there is then you can get her family to buy you a motorcycle or something.



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