(Closed) I don't want a kindle fire or mini-iPad, I want a freaking ring!

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Yeah, but gadgets are gadgets, and for guys, gadgets are like crack!  You tell him that an e-ring for you is like an i-pad for him…

Post # 4
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Honestly– it probably wasn’t at the forefront of his mind at that moment, for most guys it isn’t (yes, even the ones who are about to propose!)  I’d bet he probably saw an advertisement for one or the other and sent you the email without putting a whole lot of thought into it; just because he thought you might like them.

Also– unless you’ve talked about it already, there’s a big difference between a $200 toy and an e-ring that could cost several thousand.  Personally, I don’t think e-rings need to cost that much, but unless you’ve told your SO your feelings on the matter, he might be counting-out an e-ring any time soon because he views it as 2-3 months salary, and that is more than he can mentally handle right now.  


Post # 6
1030 posts
Bumble bee

My SO blew his savings on an iPad and because of that, my e-ring has taken longer to be bought.

When he first bought it I tried to be cool, but 2 months later I flipped.

He’d never even thought about how it would affect buying a ring.


Post # 7
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

You said basically the same thing I would have said. If it doesn’t fit in a little velvet box, just go ahead and leave it at the store!

Post # 8
4035 posts
Honey bee

After reading the title, I had to post. I was in the same situation this past Valentine’s day. My SO and I have been together 9 years (since last Wednesday), but around the beginning of the year (in January) we went ring shopping. I wasn’t sure, but thought maybe he would propose on Valentine’s Day.

Well the day came and he told me to come home a little late that day from work because he had a big surprise waiting for me. So when I got home, he gave me a piece of paper, which was a clue. He then sent me on a half an hour scavenger hunt around the house, in the neighborhood and it ended in our back yard. I was getting really angsty and hopeful. When I got to the last clue there was a huge box (but I was still hopeful). 

Turns out he bought me a big, bright….RED KITCHEN AID MIXER(ugh…)! Do not get me wrong, I really love it and had wanted one for a while, but honestly, a ring was what I preferred. 

Now, my hope is maybe the ring is coming on our anniversary trip next week….one can hope, right

Post # 9
340 posts
Helper bee

Haha! That made me laugh because I totally understand your frustration. My SO buys expensive things for himself so at least he is trying to buy expensive stuff for you! Don’t argue about getting engaged though. Let him do it on his own time. Easier said than done, I know. But you want him to want to do it, not because he feels obligated.

Post # 10
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Argh!  If SO wanted to buy me something it sure as heck better be a ring!

Post # 11
2025 posts
Buzzing bee

I feel your pain girl! Apparently I told my SO that instead of getting me a birthday gift he could just take me shopping, but I’m super tempted to tell him to just save his pennies. I don’t really want anything from him unless it’s shiny, circular, and goes on the fourth finger of my left hand. Just sayin……

Post # 15
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

6 years?  Unless you met when you were 20 I really hope he gets his act in gear soon!   Good luck

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