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Old 01-16-2007, 08:11 AM   #41
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:55 AM   #42
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There always seem to be people who don't believe this. Many men are convinced that all women want flowers and jewelery and anyone who says otherwise is simply too dense to understand what women really want. I've listened to men tell me that all women want to have babies, that all women love to shop, etc. for much of my adult life. My own feeling is that men who expect women to be that way find women who are. But maybe I'm just too dense to understand what women really want.
Au contraire - I think you have actually succeeded in deciphering at least a portion of what a woman is thinking.

Any man who assumes all women want the same thing is a dolt. IMHO. I have no interest in babies and very little in shopping. But of course I must be lying, since ALL woman want these things. ACK.
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Any man who assumes all women want the same thing is a dolt. IMHO.
Well, we learned it from women who assume that all men want the same thing...
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Well, we learned it from women who assume that all men want the same thing...
Well, that's different. Of course you all have one thing on your minds. Doesn't this forum prove it?
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Well, that's different. Of course you all have one thing on your minds. Doesn't this forum prove it?
Eh, isn't it about time for you to go to Roatan??!
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Yeah, you've got us there.

Although I've found as a rule that women like powerful men...although some like to have power over men. In some cases the power is expressed as money, but power does take on many forms.

We just wanna see what your panties look like.
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And maybe try them on...
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Well, that's different. Of course you all have one thing on your minds. Doesn't this forum prove it?
yes..........but, that being said.........if it's a male mantra............why don't women understand that we won't change and "help us" with out problem more??
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Eh, isn't it about time for you to go to Roatan??!
Nah... I've got two more weeks of avoiding work, hanging around the ER forum and annoying as many people as possible.
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yes..........but, that being said.........if it's a male mantra............why don't women understand that we won't change and "help us" with out problem more??
You mean you're not getting any "help" at home? What a shame!
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I have no interest in babies and very little in shopping.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:44 PM   #53
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Everyone has a price, don't they? 8)

But I should mention I like expensive vacations, good food, good wine, and I buy more books than the local library.

Women who love shoes are probably cheaper more affordable.
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There are many ways to go with this. I'm 29 and proposed a couple of years ago to my wife with a rather elaborate proposal and a ring that I surprised her with. She loved it (especially since at the time she believed I couldn't surprise her, hehe...)

Anyway, I was fortunate that my Mother offered my grandmother's diamond to me to use, so I picked out a nice engagement ring and set it into that.

Often, you can buy a very basic ring (just a circle) and a diamond, and then when it's time for the wedding you buy the ring that actually fits with the existing engagement ring. This is very common and more traditional and allows the bride to eventually pick out what she'll wear for her entire life, so you don't have to worry about picking out the "wrong ring."

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I know I'm a bit younger than most here so this is something coming up for me. But I bet there is a wealth of knowledge on this board I can draw from.

I've been in the States over the holidays but going back to Estonia the first of Feb. My girlfriend (Estonian) and I have our one year anniversary Feb. 13th and I'd like to present her with a question and a ring.

I know her ring size, but I know a lot of couples now go shopping together for an engagement ring, something the girl will like. Am I too "old school" to buy the ring in advance and do the knee drop thing with it? I'd like to surprise her.

I know all about diamonds so far as quality goes, but what about shape? I tend to like the Princess cut as opposed to the traditional round cut. Opinions?

And no, I'm not doing this for residency, though some will question (FYI: Residence with a spouse still requires a 6 month income certification and 1 month waiting period for marriage after application for marriage is approved).

It's all for love!

Any other comments are welcome!









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I want to thank everyone for their opinions! I appreciate it!

The culture in Estonia is not to flash your wealth. Much like other Scandinavian countries, being flashy with money is frowned upon. To them, it just makes you look like you have nothing else to be proud of other than your money.

I think I've made my choice.

Here is where I will propose. She knows we are going, but not the real reason why.

http://www.kalvi-hotel.com/index.php?keel=eng



BTW, she told me we shouldn't go because it's too expensive and I know it's too flashy, but I just can't help it for this one special occasion.
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ooh that is too sweet!

forget all the grumpy farts around here - you have your chance to live out your dream - you have plenty of time (and help around here) to be a grumpy fart later

congrats!

i've heard a lot of other european countries aren't into bling as much as us americans - then go for something higher quality - not for the size Asian cultures can be similar, except they want both highest quality and biggest size! :P

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It looks like a wonderful place for such a special occasion. I hope the sun is shining the way it is in the picture. And of course I hope she says yes.

When is the big day?
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Everyone has a price, don't they? 8)

But I should mention I like expensive vacations, good food, good wine, and I buy more books than the local library.

Women who love shoes are probably cheaper more affordable.
Ditto. But I buy my own vacations, food, wine, books and shoes.
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[quote=Cute 'n Fuzzy Bunny ]
The history of diamond rings is pretty interesting, even if you've already decided to buy one."

Aascher/princess cut...who cares? Cute n' Fuzzy bunny gives a good potted history of the genesis of the diamond industry in a savvy marketing ploy by Debeers. And how about going to see the movie "Blood Diamond"? Lots of stuff problematic with that movie, but it does give another take on the diamond industry. If you really still insist on buying a diamond after seeing it, then try and make sure at least that it is a KPCS diamond.

This is the "Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)" which Wikpedia defines as --a process designed to certify the origin of diamonds from sources which are free of conflict.[1] The process was established in 2002 to prevent rebel groups and their rivals from financing their war aims from diamond sales. The certification scheme aims at preventing these "conflict diamonds" (also known as "blood diamonds") from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. It was set up to try to assure consumers that by purchasing diamonds they were not financing war and human rights abuses.

same reason i always make sure my rugs carry the caremark label (certified free of child labor) even if they are a little more expensive.

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Ditto. But I buy my own vacations, food, wine, books and shoes.
As do I.

I was just trying to warn Patrick to be careful about things that look like a good deal.

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