(Closed) ugh boys are slow-tards

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Perhaps I am the slow one but is this “starter” ring an actual engagement ring meaning you are really engaged and planning a wedding? Or it it just a promise ring?

 

Post # 6
Member
2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Please reconsider your choice of wording …

I don’t think anyone who still uses “tard” and thinks its cute/funny is mature enough to be getting married anyway.

Post # 7
Member
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I dont know what a starter engagement ring is anymore than I understand what it means to be ‘pre-engaged’.

Also… take out the ‘tard’.  No bueno.

Post # 9
Member
2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@foxybride:

Ohhh so you just call EVERYONE a “tard” to make them feel included. That makes perfect sense.

(“tard” isnt actually a word by the way, its slang, and its an insult. The actual word for slowness is retardation)

 

Post # 10
Member
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here, starter rings mean you are officially engaged, with a real engagement ring on your finger. The “starter” simply implies you will, without doubt get a ungrade whenever the money situation imporves. My gf got a starter ring, her Fiance is becoming a DR, when he does she will be getting a bigger, and better ring. They are actively planning their wedding.

Starter rings aren’t promise rings- to us, here anyways.

Post # 11
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@vmec: Same here, that is why I am so confused.

Post # 12
Member
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Treejewel19: Maybe HE views it as a “promise ring” but called it a “starter ring”

Post # 13
Member
335 posts
Helper bee

I agree with you that 2 engagement rings would be a waste of money. When he sells it back to upgrade he’ll only be able to get a fraction of what he paid for it so it’s just money down the drain. I say, if you want to get engaged but can’t afford what you want, just get engaged with NO ring (or maybe a very inexpensive stand-in) until you can afford something you’d be happy wtih. Or if he just wants to get you jewelry, then do that, but don’t call it a starter engagement ring.

Post # 14
Member
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We’ve taled about a “starter” ring, if you will. We are not in a place right now that we can afford to spend as much as he’d like to on a ring. So, I may be getting a cheap ring (a gorgeous $399 marquise moissanite we found on amazon) until he can afford to drop more on the bling… like several marriage anniaversaries down the road. Sooo, I see it as a special ring because it says “this tradition means so much to me but I just couln’t wait to marry you”. My understanding that it is an engagement ring, but you can upgrade later.

Post # 15
Member
3304 posts
Sugar bee

I have a “starter” ring- but I don’t call it that (and never would). My Fiance got me a ring I would like so that we could be “officially” engaged and we are upgrading when he gets his law suit. I didn’t like the idea of 2 engagement rings however we have a son together and when he is ready to get married (which is years from now since he is one), I am going to give him my first engagement ring to propose to his Girlfriend with. So, no wasting for me- I get the ring I really want and another to create a family heirloom.

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