I was hanging with a friend recently and a commercial for some credit card company came on television. In this commercial (I forget for which company), the woman eschews receiving an engagement ring, instead opting for a paid trip to climb up some really high rocks. No Tryone Biggums.Â This commercial sparked a convo about whether or not a woman would actually give up the ring for an experience. I thought absolutely not, and my friend agreed. However, she then went on to say that she didn’t think that women cared about the size of their engagement rings as much as men think we do.
Which then, must also mean that men obsess over rings more than women do.
Now, I’ve always known women who had a very clear idea in their heads of what kind of engagement ring they wanted. Hell, most women I know spend inordinate numbers of hours watching wedding shows looking for ideas for their prospective weddings. So to me it stands (stood) to reason that women would be concerned about the size of the ring that a man gave to them. After all, isn’t a ring a sign or symbol of his love? And if he gets you a smallish ring wouldn’t you be a little bit…disappointed? Granted that’s a more nuanced argument, but my friend stated to me that it was a myth that women cared about ring size as much as we think they do. I was dumbfounded as I just easily assumed women were obsessed with getting that perfect ring with just the right cut, setting, carat, and clarity. Relative to their man’s ability of course.
And she told me that was a myth.
Which led to her then saying she felt like the ring concern was a myth just like the idea that women trap men.
Scrrrrrrr. Hol de fon.
The ring thing might be in question, but women DON’T ever try to trap a man through pregnancy??? Yeah, not buying that one. Again, I’m not saying it’s an everyday thing, but I’m sure we all know a woman or two who has attempted (and failed) to either get a marriage or just keep a man by having his child. And yet, here is my friend, trying to tell me that she thinks that is a myth of epic proportions.
Hell, I can run off a list of at least three women I know PERSONALLY who tried it and failed. As in they’ve actually said to me they thought he would stick around. Not that the child doesn’t have a good life or great relationship with his or her father, but the actual situation itself…fail.
Well, my own curiosity at the prospect that what I’ve always known to be true was being called a myth stirred my mental juices. So I bring the questions to the masses: is women’s obsession with the size and price of their engagement ring a myth? And is it also a myth that some women do actually attempt to trap their men through pregnancy?
What say ye?