Dear 100 Hour Board,
In response to Board Question #23082, I just wanted to put my two cents in- I have been married for almost a year and I absolutely love my ring, as Nike was saying about hers. Not only is it a traditional symbol of my husband's love, it's positively gorgeous. Sometimes I can't stop staring at it. Yes, it was expensive, but working to pay it off was one of the first goals we accomplished together in our marriage, and I believe in a small way it brought us closer. It also kept us frugal, which is an important trait to learn. Another thing about a diamond ring that is nice is it's a sign to everyone else that I'm married-it eliminates potentially awkward moments where a guy might be slightly interested and not realize I am taken. When a girl wears just a band, she's often taken for a girl who isn't married and doesn't realize she's not supposed to put a ring there until she is. Besides, that's one of the exciting things about being engaged: ring shopping. We have some very fond (and funny) memories of when we went shopping for my ring. I don't regret getting it one bit. Don't totally rule it out until you talk with your potential fiancee, who may have been looking at designs for a long time. It's definitely something girls look forward to.
I'm glad I'm not the only one willing to admit that I love my ring!