There is a lot of hype around engagements. Which, in a way, is fair. They’re a pretty big deal – especially if it’s you or someone close to you that’s getting engaged. Like most things in life, people have a lot to say about getting engaged. How you should do it, what the best Valentina engagement rings are, what it means and so on. Many of these ideas ring true (pun intended), however, many of them are myths.
This is why we’re here to separate the fact from the fiction and clear up the engagement myths you need to ignore.
The Cost of the Ring
The most common advice given about how much a ring should cost is that you should pay roughly three months salary. This isn’t true. The cost of the ring won’t detract from how special the gesture is. If you can afford to spend big, and you know your partner wants something expensive, then by all means splash your cash! However, this is all about asking your partner to spend their life with you. It shouldn’t be a one-way exchange of an expensive gift. Always choose sentiment over expense.
How Long you Should Wait
There is no set amount of time you should before popping the question. Every relationship moves at its own pace, so they’re all different. Focus on whether you and your partner are ready to take this step instead of redundant timelines professed by others.
You Should Know exactly how your Partner wants you to Propose
Are you a mind reader? If yes, what are you doing reading this? Go and make millions and cut us in. Sadly, if you aren’t, this is a pretty silly expectation. Listen to your partner, as they may drop hints on this topic. If they do, take notes. If you don’t know what to do – that’s also ok. The right person will appreciate the effort – even it might be exactly what they dreamed of.
Who Should Propose
The man doesn’t have to propose. Simple as that. If you are proposing to your man, however, and they don’t want a ring, consider getting them something different. Perhaps an engagement watch is more appropriate than an engagement ring? Have fun with it.
The Proposal Needs to be Massive
Not everyone wants a massive proposal. Some people want something more intimate. Others might want something more lowkey and others may want something spontaneous. Aim to propose in a way that your partner would want, rather than putting on a show for the sake of it.
At the end of the day, all that matters, is you do the proposal your way for your partner. Other people may have their opinions, but this isn’t about them. It’s you and your partner!