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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Only if you promise not to do that thing I asked you not to do.
    No eye contact?



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    No eye contact?
    Extra eye contact, no kissing me on the lips. That's just gay.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Made this mistake back in hs. They are dumb and pointless.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    If you're ready to get engaged with someone, just do it. Why does it matter what the ring costs? Just get engaged with a less expensive ring.

    Promise rings are a joke invented by the jewelry industry to play off the insecurities of idiots.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    If you're ready to get engaged with someone, just do it. Why does it matter what the ring costs? Just get engaged with a less expensive ring.

    Promise rings are a joke invented by the jewelry industry to play off the insecurities of idiots.

    And bought into by girls who learned 'love' is being given a gift....generally by non-existent fathers who just bought them everything they wanted.

    My wife and I dated for 9 years before getting married...5.5 in college and 3.5 after, a casualty of the 2001 recession. We didn't have a promise ring, but admittedly that's because receiving gifts is very low on her love languages.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Promise rings are for *******, both ways.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    If you're ready to get engaged with someone, just do it. Why does it matter what the ring costs? Just get engaged with a less expensive ring.

    Promise rings are a joke invented by the jewelry industry to play off the insecurities of idiots.
    Really, engagement rings are the same, just with a slightly longer history.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    3. The promise or purity rings some dads give to their daughters....
    This is a thing? that seems really creepy to me.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Promise rings are a joke invented by the jewelry industry to play off the insecurities of idiots.
    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    And bought into by girls who learned 'love' is being given a gift....generally by non-existent fathers who just bought them everything they wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Really, engagement rings are the same, just with a slightly longer history.
    As is the 3 months salary guideline for engagement rings.

    The diamond industry has literally tons of diamonds - including small ones - in storage and the only way to move more of them without affecting the artificially high prices they have groomed over decades is to increase demand. The promise ring was one (failed, I thought, but maybe not entirely) attempt at increasing demand for some of the smaller inventory.

    One of my favorite things lately is the huge ad campaign for "chocolate diamonds". They take common unacceptable diamonds due to poor color which would normally be simply used as industrial diamonds and tout them as something unique and desireable and try to get people to pay a premium for them.

    If you have time and are interested read up on the diamond industry. Talk about an industry creating a demand - these guys were brilliant at it.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    This is a thing? that seems really creepy to me.
    It is



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    "I promise that someday I'll think about really being committed to you"?
    This. The old "I am making this half-hearted promise that isn't a real commitment but I swear I'll make a real commitment to you later down the road because I have no intention of being committed to you now" trick.

    It's a non-committal move to prove that you want to commit later? Dumbest idea ever.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    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.
    I don't think I've heard of dads giving their daughters purity/promise rings. Is it like when a girl gets her own purity ring to promise to stay a virgin? Why would a dad get involved in that decision? That seems really creepy, unless I'm missing something.

    I don't think that the idea of a promise ring is necessary, overall. I don't really get why a college couple would do it, just wait until you have money for the real thing? My husband was going to get me one, told one of his female friends about it, and she explained to him that it was pretty insulting to do at 24 years old.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    They only cost like $30 to $50, they are good for Christmas presents. Chicks dig rings, shopping check list complete, shopping over with and done now back to football and basketball season. Everybody wins.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    I bought my wife a ring in college before we were engaged. I think it was like $50 and had a small ruby in it. I didn't really have $2,000 bucks for an engagement ring back then. Throughout that time I saved and presented her with an actual engagement ring the day she graduated. Was it a promise ring? I don't know. Was it a symbol that I loved her? Yes.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I don't think I've heard of dads giving their daughters purity/promise rings. Is it like when a girl gets her own purity ring to promise to stay a virgin? Why would a dad get involved in that decision? That seems really creepy, unless I'm missing something.

    I don't think that the idea of a promise ring is necessary, overall. I don't really get why a college couple would do it, just wait until you have money for the real thing? My husband was going to get me one, told one of his female friends about it, and she explained to him that it was pretty insulting to do at 24 years old.
    For the same reason there are people that thinking pushing abstinence-only sex education is a good idea, and I'm sure it's pretty much the same people pulling this crap with their kids.



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