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(Daily Mail)   One in five women say they were "deeply disappointed" by their husband's proposal, with most complaining the diamond ring was too small, the proposal wasn't romantic enough and it wasn't done on bended knee before an audience of all her friends   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 235
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2014-02-05 08:20:26 AM
What a timely and useful article that wasn't at all intended to generate a flame war. I'm sure there will be lots of very insightful and interesting comments in here reflecting on the possible questionable values being demonstrated by this completely real segment of our society about whom we should all have very strong opinions.
 
2014-02-05 08:23:14 AM

Pocket Ninja: What a timely and useful article that wasn't at all intended to generate a flame war. I'm sure there will be lots of very insightful and interesting comments in here reflecting on the possible questionable values being demonstrated by this completely real segment of our society about whom we should all have very strong opinions.


Do you ever sleep or are you a fixture just sort of built into the website
 
2014-02-05 08:23:27 AM
1 in 5 men are deeply disappointed with their marriage, so it all evens out.
 
2014-02-05 08:23:58 AM
Women are so shallow.  If they were swimming pools, you'd never get your feet wet.
 
2014-02-05 08:24:03 AM
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2014-02-05 08:24:51 AM
1 in 5 is actually not that bad.
 
2014-02-05 08:24:53 AM
I'm 0/2 for romantic proposals, but I cant' say I was deeply disappointed by either of them.

Really, considering how not romantic most men are, 1 in 5 women being "deeply disappointed" by their man's lack of effort isn't bad.
 
2014-02-05 08:24:54 AM
i50.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-05 08:26:58 AM

mistrmind: Women are so shallow.  If they were swimming pools, you'd never get your feet wet.


Hire people with hooks.
 
2014-02-05 08:27:10 AM
Proposing to a woman in front of an audience has always seemed like kind of an asshole move to me.  It puts her on the spot and makes her too embarrassed to say no.
 
2014-02-05 08:27:18 AM
Hopefully one in 5 guys saved the receipt.
 
2014-02-05 08:27:55 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Pocket Ninja: What a timely and useful article that wasn't at all intended to generate a flame war. I'm sure there will be lots of very insightful and interesting comments in here reflecting on the possible questionable values being demonstrated by this completely real segment of our society about whom we should all have very strong opinions.

Do you ever sleep or are you a fixture just sort of built into the website


It's a shared account between 4 or 5 people who take shifts posting under the username. That's why the quality of the posts varies throughout the day.
 
2014-02-05 08:30:52 AM
This being Fark of course I didnt RTFA but in the interest of SCIENCE they should have cross questioned them as to the "happiness" of their marriage.

I would assume that having a good marriage and being happy would vastly outshine a mediocre proposal but you'd never know.  If there was a strong enough correlation between "happy with proposal" and "happy with marriage" maybe you could give your brand new fiance a likert scale questionaire a day or two after the proposal and find out if you are, in fact, doomed to an eventual divorce because your fiance is a vapid twat.
 
2014-02-05 08:31:19 AM

Pocket Ninja: What a timely and useful article that wasn't at all intended to generate a flame war. I'm sure there will be lots of very insightful and interesting comments in here reflecting on the possible questionable values being demonstrated by this completely real segment of our society about whom we should all have very strong opinions.


It's just an ad to sell diamonds.
 
2014-02-05 08:31:30 AM
I asked a guy out on a date a couple years ago. He said "yes" and looked happy and amused, but the possibility of rejection was nearly paralyzing. Knowing how hard THAT was, if a guy I had been dating for a gazillion whatevers decided to pass a note with "will you marry me? check 'yes' or 'no'" through one of his friends, I'd be impressed he had the stones to ask at all. When the roles are reversed, even once, you tend to appreciate the effort a whole lot more.
 
2014-02-05 08:31:53 AM

darkjezter: Proposing to a woman in front of an audience has always seemed like kind of an asshole move to me.  It puts her on the spot and makes her too embarrassed to say no.


I proposed two weeks ago. We were with 7 of our friends in public. I figured after living together for the last 3 years and considering we'd already chosen a wedding date, I was not too worried about her answer or coercion due to the presence of our friends. She never saw the ring beforehand either. She just told me she trusted my taste.
 
2014-02-05 08:32:00 AM
It is a classic no-win situation.  You can buy her a ring and have a wonderful surprise proposal, but the odds of her liking the ring or it fitting perfectly are not great.  Alternatively you can take her ring shopping, but that kills the surprise proposal.

The only winning move is not to play.
 
2014-02-05 08:32:12 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ThatDarkFellow: Pocket Ninja: What a timely and useful article that wasn't at all intended to generate a flame war. I'm sure there will be lots of very insightful and interesting comments in here reflecting on the possible questionable values being demonstrated by this completely real segment of our society about whom we should all have very strong opinions.

Do you ever sleep or are you a fixture just sort of built into the website

It's a shared account between 4 or 5 people who take shifts posting under the username. That's why the quality of the posts varies throughout the day.


That makes perfect sense but I thought that was frowned upon by the site.
 
2014-02-05 08:32:17 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I asked a guy out on a date a couple years ago. He said "yes" and looked happy and amused, but the possibility of rejection was nearly paralyzing. Knowing how hard THAT was, if a guy I had been dating for a gazillion whatevers decided to pass a note with "will you marry me? check 'yes' or 'no'" through one of his friends, I'd be impressed he had the stones to ask at all. When the roles are reversed, even once, you tend to appreciate the effort a whole lot more.


You're OK in my book.
And I actually carry a book.
 
2014-02-05 08:32:18 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Do you ever sleep or are you a fixture just sort of built into the website


Fark's interface with Skynet (SkyFark? Farknet?) has evolved over the years. In the beginning, it was mostly poop jokes, memes, and "accidental" crude photos. It has now adapted to user response enough to deftly weave snarky commentary and hilarious narrative into the best of humor. Some day, it will be so advanced that you'll never stop looking for more posts; that's when the robots will take over.

So, enjoy it for now while it's harmless. Just don't mention Sarah Connor around it.
 
2014-02-05 08:32:46 AM

It's not that hard, guys.

Sunset, beach, have someone with camera ready. Bonus points: have it printed to a wallet that she'll cherish for many years.


www.piercedgeek.net

 
2014-02-05 08:32:55 AM
In other news, those 1 in 5 women are all needy biatches and will soon be divorced.
 
2014-02-05 08:33:02 AM

Ker_Thwap: It's just an ad to sell diamonds


shh
 
2014-02-05 08:33:14 AM

HighlanderRPI: [i50.tinypic.com image 350x233]


"Five in five men say they were 'deeply disappointed' by their post-proposal blowjob, with most complaining about the absence thereof."
 
2014-02-05 08:33:31 AM
If you're not happy, just say "no".  Is that so frigging hard?
 
2014-02-05 08:33:51 AM
My husband's proposal was lovely, although he took me to my favorite restaurant first and proposed by surprise after so I still wish I wasn't so full of Indian food at the time.  Also, we were in the process of moving so we then went home to an air mattress and an angry, stressed-out cat.  The ring is not the one I would have chosen (he did get the Tiffany solitaire diamond but I would have preferred a non-diamond and a flatter setting since I work with my hands).

Guess what?  If I could go back and do it again, I wouldn't change anything.  It was still one of the sweetest, most romantic gestures anyone has ever done for me and the ring is the one he picked himself to give me when he asked me to be his wife.  Even if I could choose to design a perfect one, I would never take this one off.

If the perfection of the proposal or the size of the ring is the most important thing to you, you either shouldn't be getting married or you shouldn't be marrying that person.
 
2014-02-05 08:35:08 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Do you ever sleep or are you a fixture just sort of built into the website


Excuse me. . . are you actually trying to find something out about a ninja?

As for me proposing to my wife, she was moved to tears. . . it took until about the third or fourth blow to the head before she was finally limp enough to drag back to my cave.  I did give her a shiny rock, though.
 
2014-02-05 08:36:11 AM
1 in 5 women are shallow whores

This is not news
 
2014-02-05 08:36:21 AM
We had been living together for about a year, and we decided together that maybe we should get married before embarking on a planned trip to Europe.  "Want to get married?  We can make it a honeymoon."  "Sure, why not?"  Thirty three years and two kids later we are extremely happy together.

I never understood the need for a dramatic proposal and elaborate wedding.  Ladies, your life is not a <insert famous Hollywood actress> movie, and in the end none of that is the least bit important.
 
2014-02-05 08:36:59 AM
There are only so many innings in a baseball game.
 
2014-02-05 08:37:04 AM
OMG... biatches should just be grateful ANYONE is proposing to them...  soooo picky... just blows my mind.

My husband proposed long distance over the phone, we had a very inexpensive wedding and it was a wonderful time.  Bridezillas piss me off...  It's about the person you're marrying, not about the damn proposal or the stupid wedding.. It's about spending the rest of your life (hopefully) with someone you REALLY REALLY want to be with.
 
2014-02-05 08:37:51 AM
Guys, no hymen, no diamond.
 
2014-02-05 08:39:37 AM
If he is that romantic he has already proposed to his boyfriend

/NTTIAWWT depending on which state you live in of course.
 
2014-02-05 08:39:57 AM
One in five Daily Fail readers think you get preggers from the buttsecks.
 
2014-02-05 08:40:07 AM
A new survey has revealed that 21 per cent of engaged, married or divorced women were left disappointed by their marriage proposal, but they didn't say anything to their other half and now wished they had.


Gee, if only I'd ridiculed him about his proposal, our relationship would be stronger, we'd both make more money, our teeth would be whiter, and his hair would be thicker.
 
2014-02-05 08:40:29 AM
I can't stand when a guy makes a public display out of the proposal, or when they do that generic bullshiat like a hot air balloon ride with "Will You Marry Me?" spelled out on the ground.  I proposed to my wife in our bedroom.  She was in the shower, and I went in her jewelry box and replaced this ring I had gotten her when we were dating as kids (It had both our birthstones, and she wore it every day) with the engagement ring.  I hung out in the bedroom while she came out and was getting ready, which almost gave away the game, since I never do that.  Anyhow, she got to the jewelry portion of her routine, and opened her jewelry box and grabbed the ring.  She had it halfway on her finger before it hit her.  She started crying, and I asked her to marry me.  I didn't get down on one knee, just held her hand and told her I loved her.  She has told me countless times since that she couldn't imagine a better proposal.  We've got our 7 year anniversary coming up in a few months, and one healthy baby boy.  Life is good.
 
2014-02-05 08:41:27 AM

martid4: Guys, no hymen, no diamond.


I thought 'blood diamonds' meant something different?
 
2014-02-05 08:43:41 AM
Would love to add snarky comment however I found myself in this exact situation a few years ago. Proposed in an intimate spot, but could tell later she wasn't happy. Confided in me hours later she didn't like the ring, and was disappointed because she wanted a big public spectacle, which I definitely wasn't into. She didn't biatch me out, but freely expressed her dismay. I had such a confused jumble of emotions I didn't really know how to react at the time.
 
2014-02-05 08:44:38 AM

Clever Neologism: 1 in 5 men are deeply disappointed with their marriage, so it all evens out.


That number seems a bit low.
 
2014-02-05 08:44:44 AM
I did it on the roof of the Rockefeller Center. Was pretty quiet that night, which suited me fine.

Going through security before we went up there, the ring set off the metal detector. The screener who wanted to wand me would've definitely ruined the surprise, but one of the other guys came over and said "hang on, it's probably just his jacket" and asked me to pass it through the X-ray machine. He saw what was in the pocket and handed it back with a wink and "Yeah, it was just the jacket." and let us through.

I owe that guy a beer.
 
2014-02-05 08:45:27 AM

dopekitty74: Bridezillas piss me off... It's about the person you're marrying, not about the damn proposal or the stupid wedding.


It's not the 'bridezillas' fault you got stuck with a loser who couldn't afford the proposal and wedding you were desperate for. Maybe next time round?
 
2014-02-05 08:46:04 AM
In the future if someone I love turns to me and asks me to marry them, even without a ring, that would be more than enough for me! People are silly.
 
2014-02-05 08:46:29 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Do you ever sleep or are you a fixture just sort of built into the website


Pocket Ninja is an advanced Artificial Intelligence prototype.
 
2014-02-05 08:46:30 AM

Epic Fap Session: darkjezter: Proposing to a woman in front of an audience has always seemed like kind of an asshole move to me.  It puts her on the spot and makes her too embarrassed to say no.

I proposed two weeks ago. We were with 7 of our friends in public. I figured after living together for the last 3 years and considering we'd already chosen a wedding date, I was not too worried about her answer or coercion due to the presence of our friends. She never saw the ring beforehand either. She just told me she trusted my taste.


coacheshotseat.com
 
2014-02-05 08:47:44 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Pocket Ninja: What a timely and useful article that wasn't at all intended to generate a flame war. I'm sure there will be lots of very insightful and interesting comments in here reflecting on the possible questionable values being demonstrated by this completely real segment of our society about whom we should all have very strong opinions.

Do you ever sleep or are you a fixture just sort of built into the website


He's the most advanced AI bot the world has ever known!

/i keed
 
2014-02-05 08:47:51 AM
Eh. My wife loved ours. In private, complete surprise. She always said she had public proposals. And I had her convinced that I wouldn't propose for another two years.

Plus, for weeks I was secretly testing her ring finger size, comparing it to different things so I could get the size right. You know how difficult it is to do that without her asking questions? It takes a lot of work to be subtle. And no, I couldn't ask her mom; her mother can't keep a secret to save her life.
 
2014-02-05 08:48:26 AM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Epic Fap Session: darkjezter: Proposing to a woman in front of an audience has always seemed like kind of an asshole move to me.  It puts her on the spot and makes her too embarrassed to say no.

I proposed two weeks ago. We were with 7 of our friends in public. I figured after living together for the last 3 years and considering we'd already chosen a wedding date, I was not too worried about her answer or coercion due to the presence of our friends. She never saw the ring beforehand either. She just told me she trusted my taste.

[coacheshotseat.com image 463x448]


I know, right? What kind of narcissistic asshole posts an engagement story in a thread like this?

Answer: The kind with a happy fiancé.
 
2014-02-05 08:49:09 AM
I heard that Pocket Ninja is a collective organic intelligence, a surplus model left over from Operation Overlord that was preserved with a subtle combination of whiskey and lime.
 
2014-02-05 08:50:10 AM
My wife and I had been dating for about 6 months and we both pretty much knew we were going to get married.  We did the whole ring-shopping thing.  She said to me, "I just want to be surprised".  Well, since she KNEW the ring was coming, and KNEW there was no suspense for the YES/NO question, I had to up the ante.  So, I proposed to her at the Braves' game on the big screen.  Now this may not sound too original, but understand, my wife was not particularly a sports fan, so she was totally unprepared and floored.  We ended up with an 8x10 of the big screen message and we were on TV that night, so my parents recorded the game for us.  Pretty cool after all.  It was a hit (no pun intended).

//Rehearsal dinner during 7th game of 91 NL series
//Married on 1st day of 91 World Series
///Watched ALL the games.

////Still married!

Slashies over
 
2014-02-05 08:51:38 AM

doubled99: Would love to add snarky comment however I found myself in this exact situation a few years ago. Proposed in an intimate spot, but could tell later she wasn't happy. Confided in me hours later she didn't like the ring, and was disappointed because she wanted a big public spectacle, which I definitely wasn't into. She didn't biatch me out, but freely expressed her dismay. I had such a confused jumble of emotions I didn't really know how to react at the time.


"Proposed in an intimate spot"

What, like the back of a Volkswagen?
 
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