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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 02:34 PM
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18. I love the "three months'" salary diamond ring "tradition"
Essentially, placing a young couple in debt before they even begin their lives together.

And what's better is the confusion about what to do with the ring if the couple breaks off the engagement. No one ever mentions that the origins of the engagement ring come from a time period when a broken engagement would mean financial ruin for the woman because it would mar any future attempts at marriage. The ring was a form of "insurance" that the man wouldn't break it off, and if he did, she would keep the ring as payment because she would probably not get another chance to marry.

And I won't even go into how diamonds are mined just so we can play our silly little engagement games.
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  -The sanctity of marriage KellyW  Jul-14-03 12:40 PM   #0 
  - agreed.....  sirshack   Jul-14-03 12:44 PM   #1 
  - I'm a little confused....  liberal_veteran   Jul-14-03 12:46 PM   #2 
  - Me, too. (eom)  Paschall   Jul-14-03 12:48 PM   #4 
  - Maybe I was being too subtle.  KellyW   Jul-14-03 12:53 PM   #5 
     - Who Wants to Marry My Dad?  ritc2750   Jul-14-03 01:21 PM   #12 
  - You bring up a good point,  DarienComp   Jul-14-03 12:47 PM   #3 
  - BINGO!  Jack The Tab   Jul-14-03 12:56 PM   #6 
     - Jack, you da man!  Cronus   Jul-14-03 03:47 PM   #28 
  - What's to defend? Examination of the origins of marriage shows  radwriter0555   Jul-14-03 01:03 PM   #7 
  - I think that we have taught ourselves to believe what you just wrote  Blue_Chill   Jul-14-03 01:16 PM   #11 
  - I agree with you in part  dirk   Jul-14-03 01:33 PM   #13 
  - Yeah, I agree with you.  Interrobang   Jul-14-03 03:07 PM   #22 
  - having a little trouble with this issue?  Friar   Jul-14-03 02:40 PM   #19 
     - No trouble with this issue at all.  Blue_Chill   Jul-14-03 03:23 PM   #23 
        - wait a minute  Iris   Jul-14-03 03:26 PM   #24 
        - He stated in another thread  Blue_Chill   Jul-14-03 03:31 PM   #25 
        - Then examine why a woman should for some reason be more  radwriter0555   Jul-14-03 03:42 PM   #27 
           - Yes,  ArkDem   Jul-14-03 06:05 PM   #33 
        - No, he was right.  Friar   Jul-14-03 03:53 PM   #29 
           - sounds like your kids were pretty lucky to have a dad like you  Iris   Jul-14-03 04:12 PM   #30 
        - You have a case there.  Friar   Jul-14-03 03:31 PM   #26 
  - I love the "three months'" salary diamond ring "tradition"  Iris   Jul-14-03 02:34 PM   #18 
  - I agree 100% however there is more to it then game shows  Blue_Chill   Jul-14-03 01:08 PM   #8 
  - Nicely said.  Tigermoose   Jul-14-03 01:48 PM   #16 
  - While I agree that these "who wants to marry" shows are  Brian Sweat   Jul-14-03 01:11 PM   #9 
  - Then what about...  misanthrope   Jul-14-03 01:12 PM   #10 
  - Other people's actions don't degrade my marriage  elfling   Jul-14-03 01:41 PM   #14 
  - whats wrong with gay marraige?  El Mariachi   Jul-14-03 01:44 PM   #15 
  - marriage, who needs it?  blindpig   Jul-14-03 02:01 PM   #17 
  - you're absolutely right  Friar   Jul-14-03 02:42 PM   #20 
  - When DOMA was in the news  dsc   Jul-14-03 02:48 PM   #21 
  - I love it  oldcoot   Jul-14-03 06:01 PM   #32 
  - Here's a good one for you --  maggrwaggr   Jul-14-03 05:45 PM   #31 

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