How Did You Choose The Engagement Ring?

We came in to work this morning and were shocked to hear that 19-year-old Miley Cyrus is engaged and sporting a 3.5-carat diamond ring. And then a few weeks ago, there was the outcry from Mark Zuckerberg’s “thrift” in the ring department (he’s estimated to have spent a meastly $25,000 on his bride’s bling). Our conclusion: This proposal stuff is complicated and often defies reason.

We want to know how you navigated the engagement ring process. Did you put off popping the question in order to save for the perfect ring? Did you say “f*ck it” and buy a placeholder until you could afford what you really wanted? Did you involve her in the process or, like us, do you think letting her choose the ring is the lowest form of manhood?

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