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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 08:51:51 AM
So...one in five women are complete biatches? Gee, I'd have thought the number would be higher...
 
2014-02-05 08:51:53 AM
This thread will get much better once the Fark Misogyny Brigade shows up to tell their hard luck stories.
 
2014-02-05 08:53:48 AM
I handed the carny a ten and told him to keep us at the top of the ferris wheel until she said yes.
 
2014-02-05 08:53:49 AM

Epic Fap Session: This thread will get much better once the Fark Misogyny Brigade shows up to tell their hard luck stories.


You mean "dodged a bullet" stories?
 
2014-02-05 08:53:58 AM

stevarooni: 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.


They reprogrammed the Bevetsbot platform with snark and whimsy.
 
2014-02-05 08:54:34 AM

Gulper Eel: I handed the carny a ten and told him to keep us at the top of the ferris wheel until she said yes.


Technically, it isn't rape then.
 
2014-02-05 08:55:09 AM

FarkinNortherner: 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?


That's just it. I was NOT pissed off. I'm the type who despises spending money on frivolities. The only thing about my wedding that pissed me off is that my best friend wasn't there because he was too busy being bipolar and anti-social at that point in time.
 
2014-02-05 08:59:01 AM
I pretended to break up with my girlfriend in my proposal, saying how I'd been doing a lot of thinking lately and that I wasn't sure about the relationship, or its direction, anymore, then told her I didn't want her as a girlfriend anymore.
 
2014-02-05 09:00:31 AM

Bruce Campbell: I pretended to break up with my girlfriend in my proposal, saying how I'd been doing a lot of thinking lately and that I wasn't sure about the relationship, or its direction, anymore, then told her I didn't want her as a girlfriend anymore.


And after the knife wound was sutured together...
 
2014-02-05 09:01:05 AM
We were walking in a mall and he asked, "want to get married?" I said yes, we went and bought an $80 ring (1/20th diamond, jelly?). 7 months later we got married in a courthouse.

My only regret is we didn't take any pics.

We're kind of lame and don't like being the focus of attention so having a bunch of people stare at us isn't our thing.


But I guess if that's your thing, good for you?
 
2014-02-05 09:01:26 AM
Dam!  Didn't we just have an article with some woman complaining because some Catholic Diocese was beating and raping her too much?  Geeez, just fugg the b*tches man.  They just don't know the difference.
 
2014-02-05 09:01:45 AM
FTA:  "One in 10 would turn down proposal if they didn't like ring"

Sounds like 10% of the guys are able to dodge a bullet.  Seriously, I teach my boys (approaching "young man" status way too fast) about avoiding high-maintenance/high-expectations girls like the plague.  ;-)
 
2014-02-05 09:02:03 AM

dragonchild: 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.


Was it the same one you hit her with?
I hope it was, 'cause chicks dig sentimental shiat like that.
 
2014-02-05 09:02:35 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.


Whatever
 
2014-02-05 09:03:43 AM
My proposal didn't go so well either.

At the end of our first date we had gone to Friendly's.  The Mr. Cone Head ice cream sundae was something she loved from her childhood and ordered it whenever we went there.  I had tipped the waitress $20 to bring the sundae out with the ring sitting on top of the cone.  The plan was going smoothly, but soon-to-be fiance hadn't noticed the ring.  She was rambling on and on about something that had gone on at work that day and was slowly eating the icecream around the bowl.  The suspense was killing me, I began to sweat wondering when she would notice a damned ring sitting on top of her cone.   The waitress had come back over to see how the proposal went.  During the distraction my future fiance had picked the cone up and taken a bite.   It took 3 days for her to pass the ring.  Later she said the ring was "shiatty" and that she wished I got her something better.
 
2014-02-05 09:04:45 AM
So 1 in 5 women are vapid selfish whores. Sounds about right.

My husband proposed on a beach at sunrise in the Keys and got the exact ring I wanted. I was clueless about all his question asking on ring taste because we had only dated for 8 months before and I thought "nah, he can't be thinking of marriage. He is just curious!" I was so shocked and happy I don't even really remember the proposal.

I haven't worn my diamond in about 2 years though. I work a lot inside computers and the band was getting scratched to hell, so I bought a $15 cheap stainless steel band. My husband doesn't where is tanzanite band either and has a cheap band as well. Both ring as in the safety deposit box and only come out for special occassions.

I still love more than anything so when women get all bent out of shape about their rings I never understand it. I've even had women openly sneer at my cheap ring and say I was making a mockery of marriage. Honey, if the worth of your marriage is dependent on some metal and stone you have farked up priorities and are a terrible human being.
 
2014-02-05 09:05:03 AM

tiamet4: 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.


You sound like my girlfriend. She works with her hands quite a bit, so I'm struggling to find something that won't get caught on something or damaged.
 
2014-02-05 09:08:43 AM

FirstNationalBastard: 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?


Winner!
 
2014-02-05 09:09:15 AM
My wife and I had a matter of fact discussion about getting married and decided to do it. She also dislikes rings and didn't want to waste our money on a stupid rock. Needless to say, I love her very much.
 
2014-02-05 09:09:21 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've seen it happen at a local sporting event.  Dude comes out on the ice rink with a swagger while the announcer rambles on, pointing out girlfriend's location in the stands.  The guy drops to one knee in a (barf) symbolic act with one hand outstretched.  She shook her head "No" and bailed.

The spectacle would have been complete had there been a a rendition of "Wahh, wah, wah, waaaahhhhhhh" playing over the PA.
 
2014-02-05 09:14:05 AM

Bruce Campbell: I pretended to break up with my girlfriend in my proposal, saying how I'd been doing a lot of thinking lately and that I wasn't sure about the relationship, or its direction, anymore, then told her I didn't want her as a girlfriend anymore.


Oh man. That was COLD. Funny as hell, but cold.
 
2014-02-05 09:14:27 AM
My wife is pretty pragmatic and told me that she would have been happy regardless of the circumstances of the proposal, but i wanted to make it more memorable. I took her out to the theme park that we went to on our second date on the anniversary day of that date, got into the ferris wheel where we had made out for the first time on that date, and did the one-knee proposal at the top. I had never seen her happier. She brags about it to her friends to this day.
 
2014-02-05 09:15:19 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.


Fyi.

Nothing hotter than a girl taking the initiative to ask the man out.

Its almost impossible for a guy to say no. Even if he's not into you before... it will probably make him so.

In my single days, I always had a little more respect for the girls that asked me out rather than vice versa... usually those relationships were better too... partially because I sucked at picking the right person.
 
2014-02-05 09:15:33 AM

hailin: So 1 in 5 women are vapid selfish whores. Sounds about right.

My husband proposed on a beach at sunrise in the Keys and got the exact ring I wanted. I was clueless about all his question asking on ring taste because we had only dated for 8 months before and I thought "nah, he can't be thinking of marriage. He is just curious!" I was so shocked and happy I don't even really remember the proposal.

I haven't worn my diamond in about 2 years though. I work a lot inside computers and the band was getting scratched to hell, so I bought a $15 cheap stainless steel band. My husband doesn't where is tanzanite band either and has a cheap band as well. Both ring as in the safety deposit box and only come out for special occassions.

I still love more than anything so when women get all bent out of shape about their rings I never understand it. I've even had women openly sneer at my cheap ring and say I was making a mockery of marriage. Honey, if the worth of your marriage is dependent on some metal and stone you have farked up priorities and are a terrible human being.


Lady sounds like a coont.
I hardly ever wear a ring, period. I don't like how rings and necklaces feel. But when I do wear a ring, I wear my cubic Z ring and not my real one. I lose things a lot (lost my engagment ring in the house somehow).
So if I'm going to lose something id rather it be the ring set that only cost $140.
Bonus: since cubic z are so much cheaper I can get a bigger sparkle for way less.
Yay
 
2014-02-05 09:16:05 AM

bark_atda_moon: 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.


Actually the size can be obtained on the sly. I took her tk a jewelry store and told her to show me some ideas for Christmas gifts which she might like. While there I pick a random ring, saying how it would look.good on her. She picks something she likes better, eventually I say "lets get your ring size so I will have it if I end up getting you one" and there it is.
 
2014-02-05 09:17:01 AM

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


Indeed.

If the woman you are proposing to is so vapid and shallow that she complains about the size of the diamond in her ring, then you get what you deserve for marrying the entitled biatch.

Women are gonna learn sooner or later..but men are gonna have to wise up first.
 
2014-02-05 09:18:24 AM
My wife picked out her own ring, and it happened to be amongst the cheapest two-part engagement/wedding ring combo available and on clearance because it wasn't selling. But it was very unique and that's what she wanted.

Instead, the money that would normally have bought a big fancy ring paid out her credit card debt and got us off to a much better start than a ton of debt and a flashy ring would have.
 
m00
2014-02-05 09:18:29 AM

mgshamster: Plus, for weeks I was secretly testing her ring finger size,


How did you manage?
 
2014-02-05 09:24:34 AM

m00: mgshamster: Plus, for weeks I was secretly testing her ring finger size,

How did you manage?


So dear... I want to see how your finger feels in my anus compared to each of these wooden dowels.
 
2014-02-05 09:25:22 AM
Seeing as how marriage clearly benefits women moreso than men, the dropping to one knee thing has to be done away with. Talk about adding insult to injury. Yeah let me just get down on on my knees and BEG for the privilege to give you everything you want at the expense of my own interests. I pity any guy who did that. No way I was going to kneel. I didn't even have a ring when I proposed and I honestly couldn't give less of a fark whether it disappointed her or not.

If you're considering proposing, ask your woman if she thinks the kneeling proposal is romantic. If she finds it romantic, she's totally out of touch with the way the modern world works and you're probably better off dumping her ass. If she says it's dumb, congrats you got a keeper.
 
2014-02-05 09:25:56 AM
1 in 5 women will be disappointed no matter what the man does.

I proposed at what I had told my wife was my 35th birthday party.  I haven't celebrated my birthday ever.  Specified no gifts.  I just wanted to get all her friends and family there.  Called everyone inside, thanked them for coming, said there was only one gift I wanted and then got down on my knee.  Proposed in exactly the same spot where, after my wife and I's second date, I told my friends that I was off the market for good.  To laughter and scoffing (I'd played the field for many, many years).

She loved it, but always jokes that I proposed to her at a kegger.  Best thing I've ever done in my life, truly.

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.


How did you guys move on from that?  Still together?
 
2014-02-05 09:30:58 AM

Fafai: Yeah let me just get down on on my knees and BEG for the privilege to give you everything you want at the expense of my own interests.


You have a disturbingly warped view of marriage and relationships.
 
2014-02-05 09:33:50 AM

give me doughnuts: Was it the same one you hit her with? I hope it was, 'cause chicks dig sentimental shiat like that.


Kinda hard to coldcock someone with a rock that fits on a finger band.  I used an animal bone from yesterday's hunt, of course.

What I actually did was place the jewel box in a paper cutout of a Super Mario Bros. [?] block.  After she was done crying, she promptly made a thread about it.

Nerdy proposals rule.
 
2014-02-05 09:36:04 AM
I always figured people would propose in front of a big crowd when they weren't so sure that the answer would be yes due to public pressure. Then again, I had a friend who proposed in front of the Trevi Fountain with a huge crowd and it was actually pretty cool.
 
2014-02-05 09:36:30 AM

Epic Fap Session: Fafai: Yeah let me just get down on on my knees and BEG for the privilege to give you everything you want at the expense of my own interests.

You have a disturbingly warped realistic view of marriage and relationships.


Ok, Mr. Proposed-Two-Weeks-Ago. Get back to me in 12 years.
 
2014-02-05 09:37:13 AM
And yet somehow coonts like this get marriage proposals.
 
2014-02-05 09:37:26 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.


i hope you did not end up getting married, she sounds unpleasant
 
2014-02-05 09:40:53 AM
I was deeply disappointed with the first bj she gave me too. I wanted it to happen in front of all my friends, on bended knees..
 
2014-02-05 09:42:14 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


Being unemployed and being a fark wall flower have a lot in common.
 
2014-02-05 09:43:37 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.


Well,what would you have of us then?
 
2014-02-05 09:43:45 AM
It's a survey that invariably went out to Daily Fail reading nags and/or writing staff. Of course you're going to get vapid twat answers in there.
 
2014-02-05 09:46:13 AM

pxlboy: tiamet4: 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.

You sound like my girlfriend. She works with her hands quite a bit, so I'm struggling to find something that won't get caught on something or damaged.


Try titanium. The coolest rings I've seen use other weird precious metals-you could probably find a few that don't scratch all too easily.
 
2014-02-05 09:46:53 AM

piercedgeek: 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.


I bet she bulked up nicely
 
2014-02-05 09:47:00 AM
The former Kate Middleton's famous blue sapphire oval cut engagement ring was the firm favourite of 11 per centof the women polled

Hey, that's the same type of engagement ring I gave my wife, thirty years ago. I was poor and was going to get a cheap ring and my aunt found out about it and made me take it back, giving me the ring my grandfather gave my grandmother when he came back from WWI. Said it was a love gift and it would bring me luck. I lucked out since my wife considers it a treasured family heirloom.

/Nice to see that those royal limey f*ckers have the same good taste as my grandpappy.
 
2014-02-05 09:47:22 AM
are one in 5 of those surveyed now single cat women?
 
2014-02-05 09:47:43 AM
3 in 6 men wish they weren't stupid enough to sign the best years of their life over to a selfish gold digging biatch. It's 50/50 guys.  I can't believe men are still falling for this farce.
 
2014-02-05 09:47:47 AM
CSB:

I proposed to my girlfriend at the Astros-Yankees game at the end of last season. Got it on the Jumbotron and everything.

And the funny thing is, prior to meeting her, I always thought those stadium proposals were stupid. The girl almost never seems interested and there's always the possibility of a 'no'.

But she is a die-hard Yankees fan and I knew what the answer would be. I didn't even tell her I had tickets to the game until two weeks prior. I would've waited longer, but we saw a commercial for the game and she let out a huge sigh that she was so sad she couldn't go.

I was more nervous than I have ever been in my life. Had the ring in my left pocket (at one point she sat so close to me while waiting to leave that she sat ON the ring box) and kept nervously looking around the stadium waiting for the bottom of the 5th inning. Luckily she was so excited about seeing the Yankees that I don't think anything would've distracted her.

The best part was her (and my) entire family were also at the game, one section over and about 30 rows up. We had it planned perfectly so she never saw them. After I proposed and she said yes, I pointed to our family and she just went crazy. She thought we were alone at the stadium and was blown away.

Best night of our lives. Here's a video of it on Youtube. It's not set to public, but I figured I might as well share it here to my internet family: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGToWOZfteI

And guys, if you want to do a proposal at a game, you need to A) make sure she is a BIG fan of a team and get tickets to see that team. And B) MAKE SURE YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER!

/CSB
 
2014-02-05 09:47:58 AM
....... and in other news, 1 in 5 women are materialistic to the point where their only friend is a cat.

(albeit, one with a superb pedigree!)
 
2014-02-05 09:48:27 AM
Who could possibly be disappointed with "You're getting older, fatter, and uglier... you should be thanking me for this..."?
 
2014-02-05 09:50:27 AM

imashark: pxlboy: tiamet4: 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.

You sound like my girlfriend. She works with her hands quite a bit, so I'm struggling to find something that won't get caught on something or damaged.

Try titanium. The coolest rings I've seen use other weird precious metals-you could probably find a few that don't scratch all too easily.


My ring is stainless steel with a copper ring inlay. It will scuff but the wife says it gives it character. It's also 10 years old now tho.
 
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