You’d be surprised at the number of married women who don’t have a diamond ring. There are lots, some by choice and some by circumstance. Are you one of them? Do you wish you weren’t? You’re not alone. For most of their history, diamonds have been the domain of the ridiculously rich. Few people had them, because they were the right of nobles.
One of the most common fears men have about proposing isn’t that the girl will say no. It’s the fear of being on stage for the proposal. These days, there’s a lot of pressure to put on a production when proposing. Stage fright, or public speaking, is our culture’s most common fear. That means it’s more common than fears of heights, insects, deep water, and even death! (more…)