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Getting Engaged

All My Friends Are Engaged

Jen Glantz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Never, not once, in my four years of prerequiste classes did anyone sit me down and give me the birds and the bees lecture that just a few minutes after my mommy framed my diploma, all my compadres would jump ship and get engaged.

How To Politely React When A Friend Gets Engaged To A Terrible Person

Posted 08.22.2013 | Weddings

Is your friend engaged to someone who is "medium racist" or "uses the word 'feminist' as an insult"? We're sorry to hear it. In a new YouTube video...

Why No One Will Treat You Like An Adult Until You're Married

Posted 06.05.2013 | Weddings

By Kristin Koch for I never had any hesitation that Andy was the one for me or that we would spend the rest of our lives together. A...

Why I Refuse To Take My Husband's Last Name

Juliet Izon | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weddings
Juliet Izon

Now, don't get me wrong, I love my future husband's last name. But it's still my name. And that, my friends, is the distilled essence of my predicament.

6 Things To Do After Getting Engaged

Jeannie Ward | Posted 03.19.2013 | Weddings
Jeannie Ward

On your finger rests the promise of the future. I bet you've never felt so alive. What should you do next?

The Average Length Of An Engagement Is...

Posted 01.04.2013 | Weddings

How long was your engagement? One month? Six months? Three years? According to this infographic from Wedding Paper Divas, 40 percent of couples wa...

5 Amazing Places To Propose In NYC Over The Holidays

Kym Pitlor | Posted 02.13.2013 | Weddings
Kym Pitlor

Take it from us, two girls with Midwestern roots, big city dreams and a passion for marriage proposals: there is no better place to fall in love, be in love and ask the one you love to be together forever than in New York City.

You're Engaged! 5 Things You Need To Do Now

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Weddings
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

December is the most popular times of year to get engaged. Could be that lots of families are together at Christmas to share the news with or that a partner wants to literally "ring" in the New Year.

5 Essentials For A Romantic Winter Proposal

Renee Strauss | Posted 02.06.2013 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Here are five ideas for making the big moment extra special. With some attention to detail, you'll be able to look back on the joyous occasion with relief and reminisce about how you planned it all perfectly.

10 Things To Know Before Popping The Question

Posted 12.04.2012 | Weddings

This post originally appeared on Staggered USA. With the holidays right around the corner, a lot of you have proposals on the brain. We understand...

Do Cold Feet Warn of Marital Trouble Ahead?

Justin Lavner | Posted 05.20.2013 | Science
Justin Lavner

Doubts shouldn't simply be ignored or laughed away, no matter what well-intentioned friends, family, or romantic comedies may tell us.

The Proposal That Made My Old School Heart Burst With Joy

Doug Bradley | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

I'm old enough to admit to being confused about the exact import of the term "old school." Is it good or bad? A compliment or a putdown? A shout-out to a code of conduct that, while not flashy, emphasizes substance, hard work and real skill, or a rebuff to anything that happened before the 1990s?

How To Throw A Kick-Ass Engagement Party

Posted 08.30.2012 | Weddings

By I Am Staggered, USA While your friends are excited you’re engaged, the thought of being forced to use the “right fork” while watching a ph...

5 Non-Obnoxious Ways To Hint You're Ready For A Proposal

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 10.22.2012 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

Ladies, if anyone knows what it's like to be ready to get engaged and not have a ring on your finger yet, it's me. Even though I was super-young when I was set for Paul to pop the question -- at the ripe old age of 21 -- we had been dating for eight years at that point.

Help Find This Couple!

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.19.2012 | Weddings

On the evening of June 29, a man proposed to his girlfriend in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Another man, on vacation with his fam...

4 Signs Your Boyfriend Is Not Your Future Husband

Claudia Maittlen-Harris | Posted 09.13.2012 | Weddings
Claudia Maittlen-Harris

Rarely is the only problem in the relationship the fact that he hasn't proposed. Sometimes we get so focused on why he isn't choosing us instead of asking ourselves if he is really the right choice for us.

The Surprising Things Your Engagement And The Olympics Have In Common

Michele Velazquez | Posted 09.10.2012 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

With the Olympic Games set to start at the end of this month, there is an air of excitement building around the world. As a Proposal Planner, it got me thinking that participating in the Olympics and proposing marriage have a lot in common.

How To Buy The Best Rock

Smart Money | Posted 09.09.2012 | Money

You'd think this summer would be a great time to shop for that diamond engagement ring. The wholesale price of a one-carat diamond fell nearly 4% d...

13 Things You Should Never Say To A Newly-Engaged Woman

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 07.29.2012 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

I've received backhanded compliments and straight-up aggressive remarks about my engagement ring. And it made me wonder if others have, too, so I asked on Facebook and Twitter.

The 7 WORST Reasons To Tie The Knot

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 03.01.2013 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

There's really only one good reason to get married: because you've found your soul mate.

How To Handle A Friend Who Thinks Your Marriage Is A Mistake

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 06.05.2012 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

Some people think they know what's best for you better than you do. And if one of them speaks up during your engagement, it can make you second-guess yourself or ruin the relationship you have with that person.

5 Ways To Get Perfect Skin For Your Wedding Day

Glamour | Posted 05.23.2012 | Weddings

Hey, engaged girls: I'm sure lots of you have been hitting the gym regularly since getting your rings, but how about getting your skin in tip-top shape before your wedding day?

10 Things A Guy Freaks Out About Before Proposing

Glamour | Posted 03.10.2012 | Weddings

If you think "Will you marry me?" is the only thing running through a guy's head before he pops the question, think again.

6 Ways To Share Your Engagement News Without Boring Your Friends

Glamour | Posted 03.10.2012 | Weddings

If you want to make your engagement announcement in a creative way, here are a few ideas.

You Just Got Engaged. So Why Are You So Unhappy?

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 02.01.2012 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

Once the bauble is placed on your finger and the news is made public, whatever private wedding fantasy you may have been harboring in your mind has to meet it's sworn enemy: Reality