There is no exact time period for you to be engaged before getting married and similarly there is no exact time period for you to know each other before you get engaged. It is more about your relationship and your level of understanding towards each other. Sometimes, you click with a person in a moment, in a confession, in a way they compliment you, in a way they treat you, in a way, they introduce you to their loved ones. Sometimes, people can know each other for a very long time but still drift apart from each other. For other times, it is highly possible that people know each other for very little time and still turns out the best for each other. It is not about the time but about the quality of any relationship. If you think that you can last together and you have the energy, stamina, and respect to do that, you can get engaged right away.
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There is absolutely only ONE reason to get engaged. Because you KNOW that you KNOW that you KNOW that this is the person you want to share your life with UNTIL DEATH DO YOU PART. There is no point to getting engaged unless that is the reason. You should NEVER feel obligated to get engaged (ie., pregnancy, because someone else wants you to, because you feel guilty) because this is a choice that will change your life forever. Before you get engaged make sure that you KNOW that this is the one person you are CHOOSING to share the rest of forever with.
A partial list:
--you have been in a solid relationship for at least a 1 1/2-2 years. You are not getting married for financial or social reasons, or as an "escape" from a current living situation.
---you trust, respect and love this person, and are concerned for their welfare. They feel the same way torwards you.
--if you don't see them for periods of time, you still feel the same, and you do not get bored as time goes on
--neither of you is abusive, verbally or psychically. Neither of you domineers the other.
--neither of you has been married repeatedly over the years, or has had numerous broken engagements.
--neither of you has had an affair while involved in your relationship. Neither of you has a history of cheating on all your partners.
--you agree on finances, how to live, whether to purchase a home or rent. You both can live within in a budget, and do not have serious financial problems.
--you agree on whether or not to have children, and how many to have
--you each get along with the other person's families.
When you pass the stage of infatuation and realise that this is the one with whom you not only allready without a doubt truly love, but with whom you also know your love has only just begun and that it will forever keep growing. If you can honestly belive you will cherish every moment even through troubled times with this person and you are willing to sacrifice your very heart and soul for this one. Then yes you are entitled to make a declaration of your lasting committment through engagement the eternal binding of your heart, mind & soul.
If you truly love each other, then waiting three years more shouldn't make a difference...If this is truly marriage material, then after three years it will still be wonderful...always wait three years from the moment you think its time...then youll see if it truly is. This advice is harsh but GOLD and can save ur life...u don't know how many ppls lives are wasted by wrong marriages.
If you have to ask...you'r not ready!!!
Every relationship is different because it is based on the values of the people involved. Abusive situations aside, "reasons" may not be the right word.
If you and your significant other find that you can bring each other joy over a sustained period of time, that you can support each other even when you don't want to (i.e., able to put another person before yourself), and that you can allow the other to help you shoulder burdens and sorrows, then you are probably mature enough to contemplate marriage.
If you are trying to determin if you want to and can spend the rest of your life with someone, then think about the least flattering or worst aspects of that person and your life with that person. Annoying habits can be worked around (like having separate blankets to avoid "blanket hog"arguements), and no one is free of personality flaws and annoying quirks. The question is, do you love this person enough (and them, you) to love them in spite of their faults? Can you balance your needs, the other person's needs, and your needs as a couple evenly? This is easiest when those needs align.
Think about what it will be like paying bills with this person, selecting a car with this person, arguing with this person of stupid things like toothpaste, talking about (possibly) uncomfortable things like politics, religion, prenuptual agreements, and sex. What can you expect things to be like if one of you suffers a great loss, like the death of a sibling, parent, or child? How would you two cope (together) if you both lost your jobs at the same time? What would happen if one spouse cheated on the other? Is that a deal-breaker?
Marriage is about the good as much as it is about getting through the bad. And it isn't getting through it, it is coping with it by relying on each other, which in turn strengthens your relationship for the next good or bad thing.
Be thoughtful. Be purposeful. Discuss together, in depth. And then decide.
Don't do something you'll regret, by either getting engaged, or by not getting engaged.
Just don't get comfortable with just being together as you are. I know alot of men that think that they can just go on for the rest of their lives as boyfriend and girlfriend, because it's "perfect". Don't kid yourself. If you have commitment issues you need to own up and tell your girl what you are thinking, and you need to do some real soul searching with what you really want out of life. This "perfect" setup you have now, won't last when you get to be 50, 80, or even 100 years old. You're going to want more later, and if you let your girl go because you can't commit, even if she treats you good and you love her and she loves you, you will regret it for the rest of your life.
Because you love that person and can't live without them
Because you have already decided to marry her.
Fourth finger of left hand, with the thumb being counted as the first finger.
It goes on the ring finger (the one next to your pinky). At one time people believed there was a vein from there that ran straight to the heart (in actuality, the veins from all of the fingers join with other veins and with each other; the ones in the ring finger are not significantly "straighter" than any of the others).
No. But you shouldn't be getting married until you're at least 18. I myself am 16 and im with someone i love very much and plan to marry some day if things go right. that's IF they go right. you don't want to rush into things because people change alot as they age. you might love things the way they are right now but after a while things will change and its something no one can avoid. so just wait until he is ready . if you know your ready then its a game of waiting.this is my first time 2 do this so hope it helped someone :) .. and boys???? .... MAN UP AND PROPOE ALREADY :P
Engagement is not actually a legally binding agreement and as such it's fine to get engaged at the age of 16.
Marriage though, I have to agree, is something far more serious. 18 is early to marry as well because you still have a lot of "growing" to do. Not physically (hopefully) but mentally and spiritually. You are going to change our mind about many things, and you are going to see things from a different perspective.
Hopefully the love for your boyfriend/girlfriend will remain and you will only feel more sure of each other after staying together for a few years. If it is meant to be, waiting will make no difference :)
Yes, usually it's just fine, but these are things you must think of.
Are you continuing your education (going to College)
Do you have a good job or are you planning to go to college in order to get a better job.
Are you willing to take the responsibilities of looking after a mate (that means man/woman).
Are you willing to give up going out with your friends all the time and staying home a little more often to save money towards a house and also think of possibly having children in the future.
Are you willing to spend the rest of your life with this person for better or worse.
If you can't say yes to most of these questions you are not ready to get married. Some people mature very quickly, while others may never mature anytime in their lives.
To be honest, more young people are waiting until they are in their late 20's to early 30's to get married. By then they have completed their education, have a good job and are ready for a relationship.
You know the person you are in love with and you know yourself, so only you can be honest enough to decide if this is what you want.
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When shopping for a diamond, you should look for cut, color, clarity, carat weight, sparkle and fire.
The cut of a diamond, otherwise known as the shape, does not really affect the value of the diamond unless there are flaws in the cut. Whether you choose an emerald cut, a brilliant cut, a marquis cut or a pear cut is really up to your personal preferences.
The color of a diamond does affect its value. You should look for a colorless diamond if possible. Champagne diamonds, or diamonds that have a yellowish color are less valuable than diamonds that are clear or white.
The carat weight definitely affects the value of a stone. How much you spend on a diamond will be greatly determined by its carat weight. The average carat weight of an engagement ring is about 1-1.5 carats.
Sparkle and fire are also important characteristics and the more sparkle and fire a diamond has, the more a jeweler will be able to charge for it.AdditionOne important aspect not mentioned in the above is the importance of a grading report and the lab from which the grading report is obtained. Unless you are a trained Gemologist working in a grading lab environment, there is no way to precisely tell the 4C's of a diamond. Small variations in clarity, color, cut and carat weight can make a huge difference in the end retail value. Protect yourself by purchasing a diamond that comes with a grading report from a well known, reputable lab like the Gemological Institute of America. There are many different labs that provide grading reports but very few are recognized around the world for quality and accuracy like GIA.
Take the time to educate yourself as to the qualities of a diamond, so that you know fully that the money you spend will buy you a diamond that will retain its value over time. In this order, look for the highest clarity, the top colour, the quality of the cut, then the carat weight.
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Fiancé is a man who is engaged to be married. Fiancée is a woman who is engaged to be married.
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GETTING ENGAGED:The engagement period is a critical one for every couple. It's a time for meeting the parents. It's customary for the man to buy an engagement ring. The ring is a circle that has no beginning and no end, which is how marriage should mean, but we all know that's asking a little too much. Being engaged means promising each other that you will love each other for eternity, be loyal, true, and commit.
Thought you would enjoy a little history on the engagement ring:
The history of the engagement ring is more myth and fantasy than actual fact. It wasn't until the beginning of the 20th Century when a mark turn of events shaped the public view regarding "the ring."
Most people believe that "the ring" is a symbol of everlasting love, purity, devotion and commitment between 2 people.
Earlier records show that Archduke Maximilian of Hamburg may have started the trend among the European wealthy and royalty of giving diamond engagement rings in 1477. He gave a ring to Mary of Burgundy (betrothal ring.)
ANCIENT HISTORY:Women called their engagement ring the betrothal (Truth) ring. The Romans wore the ring on the 3rd finger of the left hand.
Tradition seems to stem from the Egyptian belief that the vein from this went straight to the heart. It's thought that the Romans were the first to start engraving their rings.
MIDDLE AGESThe Gimmal or "bond" ring was invented, but it's doubtful that this was an engagement ring design. Sapphires, Emeralds, and Rubies would have been the norm for those who could afford them. Diamonds are the hardest and strongest mineral on earth and resisted fire and steel and thus, symbolize the unbending union of a man and woman in wedlock. So it became more commonplace for the European wealthy and royalty to give the diamond engagement ring. Less wealthy citizens would have given a Fede (faith) ring in the form of 2 clasped hands more akin to the more modern claddagh (clasped hands) engagement rings.
19TH CENTURYIn South Africa in 1870, the vast, newly discovered diamond region began to flood the market with not so rare a gem after all. The supply increased whilst the prices fell. Within 10 years the now famous De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd., was formed by the Englishman Cecil John Rhodes to control the sale of diamonds throughout the world. Even today they control 65% of the world's diamond trade.
20th CENTURY1880 De Beers were able to control the supply (and price). Just as platinum started to become popular in diamond engagement rings, diamonds were becoming less valued. Platinum was banned for all, but war use during WW2 and so the platinum diamond engagement rings as we know them today almost died out. De Beers slogan "Diamonds Are Forever."
21st CENTURYThe history of the engagement ring has moved on and demand for diamonds and platinum diamond engagement rings is still rising. The tradition is here to stay. Estimated 78% of all engagement rings sold every year are diamond.Answer
It means you are planning on getting married. I think you should date a long time before getting engaged---3 or 4 years is not too much. Then when you do get engaged, pick a wedding date and get on with it.
I think you should wait at least 2 or 3 years, maybe even more before getting married. i don't really know, i may be wrong, that's just what i think.AnswerThere's no limit, really. Some people wait a long time so that they can be certain that they are REALLY ready to make the commitment. AnswerI'd say the other way around---get to know each other before you decide to marry. Let *that* take 2 or 3 years. Then when you get engaged, marry within 6 months. It is easier to get out of a steady dating relationship than an engagement, and easier to get out of an engagement than a marriage.
Where I come from it's said that the wedding should take place within a year after the engagement!
Never the less it's not something that people live by. Speaking from experience, it takes a LOT of time to plan a wedding and most couples here take 2-3 years from the proposal to the wedding day.
My uncle and aunt got married a few years ago - more than 30 years after they got engaged - so anything is possible!
That depends on what you value - when you say is it "ok", is it "ok" by who? Only you matter here - is it ok for YOU - no one else does. If you think it's ok, then it is. If you don't, it isn't. I personally think it's ridiculous to believe that having an engagement ring in hand is necessary for a proposal. It's sad when society starts looking at marriage as something more materialistic (I want a ring) or fantasy-like (I want the proposal to be romantic just like I've played it out to be in my head.) If you love him and want to marry him, the ring in hand at that moment itself becomes pointless. You might want to ask yourself what prompted you to ask this question. If you really love this man, I think you would be ecstatic with the fact that your dreams are finally coming true as opposed to wondering if it's "ok" that he didn't have a ring.
It's the tradition. Most women dream of this moment in their lives and it starts when they are just young girls. This sanctifies, your love and committment for each other, and the promise of marriage. This is the start of the rest of your lives together. This is very beautiful and how romantic for any man who loves their signifigant other that much to to propose marriage with and engagement ring. CONGRATULATIONS!
It is perfectly okay. He might not know her ring size, some couples choose to pick out a ring together, he might simply be so overcome with love that he didn't plan to propose, he might be proposing while skydiving, which isn't exactly the best place to carry around expensive jewellery.
Even if the woman does badly want a ring, it isn't alway for materialistic purposes. Some people just want a ring because it is a visible signal to the rest of the world that they're taken, so they don't have to keep getting hit on. For some people, the most important thing is that their fiance went through all the time and effort to look at rings and put thought into which ring he would like to see her wearing.
You know your fiancee better than anyone else, so the best thing to do is come up with the kind of proposal that you know will make her happiest.
If you need an enagement ring, don't waste your money, go straight to Ebay and find one within your budget. Got $100 to spend, there is something nice waiting for you...
my boyfriend gave me a ring on our anniversary but when i asked him why he's giving me that ring, he simply didn't answer. so being engage doesn't mean that he should give you a ring. actually i asked him too if he has given his past girlfriends a ring and yes he did gave them ring and this is his 3rd time giving a girl a ring. grr. I'm the 3rd one and it do hurt me. and yes I'm wearing it but it really hurts knowing that I'm the 3rd one he'd given a ring.
In my opinion, if the guy I love asked me to marry him and gave me a paper ring that he made from a receipt, I would say yes and feel on top of the world! And I am a jewelry lover so what I'm saying is if the love is there, real love, material things don't matter. I guess it depends on your situation, but if you really love this guy, him having a ring at the moment he proposes....it doesn't matter as long as it is sincere and you know he really loves you.
When proposing to a girl every man should say what they feel in their heart (discluding the bad things lol). Tell her how much she means to you and how much you love her, let her know you need her in your life and that you want to take care of her forever. Tell her how you feel about her.
There really is no set time. It depends on a lot of things: How long you knew each other before you were engaged If you're in love and know it, just go off and get married Planning a big wedding takes time Some people can meet one day and get married a couple of months later claiming they have found their soul mate. Personally, it's best to wait at least a year after dating, get engaged and then get married anytime the both of you feel like it. Remember, big weddings take good planning and time. Small garden weddings are equally as nice and can be done in less than half the time if kept on a more informal basis.
Fluorescence is a the glow created when ultraviolet light (UV) strikes a diamond with fluorescent properties. The glow is usually perceived as blue by the human eye, but can also take hues of green, yellow, white, pink, orange or red, depending on the elements present in the diamond. The amount of fluorescence in a diamond is measured on a scale which give ratings in the following order:
Fluorescence is one of the qualities which greatly affect a diamond's price.
There are women who will propose to a man, just like there are women who will ask a man out on a date.
Some people are more traditional, but others are not. If someone wants to propose marriage to their partner, they should and not worry about statistics or conventions.
When My fiance' and I became engaged, we'd already been together for a year and a half. In the beginning I had told him I didn't want to get married. I didn't even want to discus the matter. As time went by I became more and more sure that this was the man I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. He'd carefully hint around the subject but was too afraid to ask the question for fear of being rejected, so one day I told him how I felt about him and that I couldn't imagine my life with out him. When I asked him to Marry me he was so relieved! He didn't hesitate for a minute coming back with the answer "YES". We've been engaged for a little over a year and are due to marry April 16th. Everyday I am convinced that he is the one God intended me to share my life with.
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