Do you consider an engagement with no rings, real?
I am not a material person, and I really wanted to take the next step with DF, we live together, have a child together, do everything together, and we had been planning on getting married as soon as we can afford it.
so df talked to me about being engaged, and the conversation ended with us being engaged, but we had no rings because we cannot afford them rightnow. We are close, but not quite there yet.
But my family does not count it because we don't have rings, and they say part of the commitment is others knowing youve commited yourself to the other person for life and without the ring they don't know that.
to me, a ring is a beautiful show of your commitment to a person, but, it's just a shiny peice of metal. So it hasn't been too importiant to me, but today a dear friend of mine said "wheres the ring then" when I told her we had decided to be engaged and plan out our wedding soon.
what do you think, is the ring importiant?