Just something to think about...
"I definitely don't agree with the tradition (it's not even all that old) of buying the woman a diamond ring. It's like you're trying to "buy" her hand in marriage and you're showing that you believe she is of a greater value than you. That money would be better spent on the downpayment to the house or saving it for the children.
That being said, 99% of women would completely flip out if they didn't receive a diamond ring. They believe they are entitled to it.
And some of you wonder why so many women today think the world revolves around them!
- You chase women and ask them out.
- You pay for the date(s)
- You buy her a diamond engagement ring
- You propose to her with a diamond ring (basically saying I'm offering you myself plus the value of this ring along with everything else I will be obligated to purchase for you in the future if you'll agree to be my wife)"