engagement

There’s Only One Foolproof Way to Avoid an Engagement-Ring Disaster

Surprises are wonderful. A gift of exactly the thing your heart desires ranks among some of the best surprise moments you can experience in life,…

Why Some Gay Men Still Ask Their Partner’s Mom and Dad for Permission to Propose

Many consider asking a prospective father-in-law for permission to marry his daughter deeply sexist. The tradition was born centuries ago, when a young woman was…

What Happens When You Propose to Your Partner, But They Say No?

So you planned the ultimate proposal. You rented out the best restaurant in town, enlisted a string quartet and secretly invited friends and family to…

There’s Massive Drama Brewing in a Private Facebook Group for Engagement-Ring Shaming

Western tradition holds that a proposal of marriage comes along with a diamond ring to symbolize the bond between betrothed. For at least a millennium…