When I get engaged, I want everyone in the world to know it. I want them to know that it was worth the wait and all the prayers and tears and questions. I also want them to know that it is better to be single than to be in a rotten relationship.
I want everyone to see my engagement ring. I know engagement rings have a controversial history, but I want one. I want a visible symbol of love and commitment, but when it comes down to it, I'll be happy with something very simple like a plain band. I want to marry someone observant and thoughtful enough to ignore convention and not be pressured into buying a big diamond just because everyone says he has to. I want to marry someone who wants to buy me pretty things.
Let's be honest, though, I do want a really sparkly ring. And I WILL show it off every chance I get.