Purchasing an engagement ring
Purchasing an engagement ring can be a complicated process and I am not even factoring in the 4C's (cut, clarity, color, carat) in this post which is a whole other topic. Not only can engagement rings cost a pretty penny, but they are also something the woman is supposed to wear forever and ever and ever. The immense amount of pressure for your future fiance to get the "perfect" engagement ring can be very challenging.
Traditionally, it has been customary for the man to pick out the engagement ring, make an elaborate plan to surprise the woman by falling to his knees and popping the big question. But let's throw traditions out the window and talk about reality, shall we?
Nowadays, it appears more and more women are putting in their two cents, both literally and figuratively when picking out the engagement ring. Some women make it a point to pick out the exact ring they want, whether it be through telling a friend or hinting to their significant other, some couples are opting to go ring shopping together and some women even go as far as "going dutch" (splitting the cost) on the ring.