Post # 17
Didn’t Dear Abby or Ann Landers used to say that a man is supposed to buy a woman a 2 carat ring? Maybe I’m remembering that wrong but I used to read those columns all the time and I swear one of them said that. It was supposed to be a symbol of commitment.
For the record though, I don’t think that you need a 2 carat ring just to prove your love or something like that. My ring is smaller than that, it’s all we could afford at the time.
Post # 18
I ignore half the stuff I see on facebook updates. It surprises me to see stuff there that these people would never say to me in person … you almost find out more about your friends this way.
Post # 19
Right after I posted my wedding pictures a girl from high school posted “I cannot even begin to fathom why someone my age (we’re 24) would consider getting married… vomit.” Ummmm.
I was really tempted to write “I see not much has changed since high school. I hope you find the person you are meant to be with at the time you are ready to be with him. I’m so glad I did.”
But I just let it go. I hate to say anyone who says mean things is jealous. But, in this case, they are. Just passive aggressive lashing out on facebook of all places. You love your ring, you love your guy. What’s there NOT to be jealous of?
Post # 20
I could see myself putting something like that in my status as a joke, to be honest … so maybe that’s where it was coming from? A reference to a book or movie?
If not – well, now we know why she doesn’t have that ring, don’t we?
Post # 21
Meh kinda rude, but was it meant just for you? Or a general rant? People are pretty retarded in general, ESPECIALLY with facebook statuses =]
I hope she finds someone to support her “civilized” taste. Let us know if she ends up marrying a fast food worker or something equally ironic =]
Post # 22
@Melissabegins: haha my thoughts exactly.
Post # 23
I have way too many facebook friends like that. I also unfortunately have the opposite sort- the ones who post things like “I feel sorry for people who need 2 carats to prove their love.”
Any kind of snide comments about someone who has a different opinion are irritating. Why can’t everyone just get along?!
Post # 24
People that love that a man feels for a woman based on the size of her diamond are pretty shallow. I’m not saying that women with big rings aren’t loved, but mine is less than a carat and I know my Fiance loves me more than anything. We just chose not to buy more of a ring than we could afford. We’re practical people at heart.
Post # 26
It wasn’t directed at me but I know for sure I can’t be the only one saying wth? People are pretty strange when it comes to facebook status’… what’s that about?
Reminds me of an article I read, it sums up a sad majority of the facebook friends I have….
Let me know if it doesn’t work!
Post # 27
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
“anything under 2 carats is what most people get” 🙂
It’s a ridiculous comment. Sure she’s entitled to her opinion, but her opinion is judging others’ choices. It was rude.
Post # 28
Marigold, exactly! When my mom and dad got married it was uncommon to even get a ring that is over 2 carats. Even if you had money, it wasn’t something people did.
In a class a woman who is probably around my mother age said to me … “Wow, I got married in the wrong decade.” Which pretty much sums up what is going on now.
It’s as if the size is all the matters. Which I think is sad … I wouldn’t have knows these thoughts until I fell in love and got engaged though! My ring is so special to me that I cannot imagine not having it …
When fiance joked with me about upgrading it got me thinking about my mom and how my dad upgraded her and how I understand why her original ring is so important to her. =)
Post # 29
I think people equate facebook with “say whatever you want even if it’s really stupid and rude”
There was one girl who always lamented about how sad she was, depressed, how she had no friends, etc. boy it got annoying =]. I try to keep my facebook statuses totally NOT personal!
Post # 30
Yeah that’s not classy at all! There are so many rings that are beautiful under 2 carats, even 1 carat! Watch just cause she said that, she’ll be the one to get something a lot smaller than 1 carat (not that thats bad)…she just JINXED herself!
Post # 31
Not to sound mean, but obviously it’s the single girls who are posting these offensive comments about ring size and divorce rates.
Wait until they are in our shoes, they’ll be singing a different tune! And probably getting angry at comments like the ones they used to make!