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Wedding rings are meant to be a symbol of the union of two souls, but no two souls are created equal, in fact some are down right quirky. Here are 14 of the weirdest engagement rings that real couples wear proudly.
After your man pops the question, you’ll be flashing that left hand whenever you can and bringing up the proposal story every chance you get. But you won’t be the only one acting a little silly after getting engaged. Here are 14 little ways your guy might change after popping the question. Don’t worry; they’re not permanent.
In a perfect world, people would just be happy for you when you get engaged. But most times when you show someone a ring, their thoughts aren’t about you; they’re about themselves. And they’ll project just about any negativity they have swirling around in the love department of their brains onto your happiness. Here are 7 rude ways people will respond to your engagement, and how to react.
Q: I have been with my boyfriend for a year and a half now. He brings up an engagement ring every week, but he hasn’t asked me to marry him yet. When he brings it up, I just look at him and smile. I make more money than he does, and now I don’t know if he is manipulating me into thinking that he is going to propose or not. I’ve set a timeline of two and a half years and if there’s no proposal, I’m walking. I’m starting to think that he doesn’t have any money for the ring, so shes just buying time. Or, what if he’s using me? What do you think? Help.
Read Dr. Sherry’s answer at Essence.com
You all saw Stevie J’s trifling #LifePartnerGang proposal on the season finale of “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” Tuesday, right? Basically the sleazy music producer got on one knee and proposed to Joseline and then told Mimi he didn’t want to leave her out and offered her a “life partner” ring as well.
As ridiculous as the notion seemed, Mimi has been known to fall for less so we’ve all been on pins and needles wondering what exactly his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child plans to do with this token of affection. Surprisingly, she has a pretty good idea that we’re not mad at. She told VH1′s blog:
“I’m going to pawn it and put it down for my daughter’s tuition for school. That’s exactly what I’m going to do. This ring can kiss my a** and so can he. He bought us the same f***ing ring!”
“Who is a life partner? In his psychotic mind we’re life partners. Oh, and? He went to Jared. She went to Cartier, he went to Jared. It’s a joke.”
What’s also a joke is the fact that Mimi is wearing the obviously too small ring — which she put on her index finger during the last episode — on her second toe.
Unlike Joseline who was hysterically crying during Stevie’s life gang partner proposal, Mimi was laughing hysterically at the foolishness that was unfolding before her eyes. She told VH1:
“I was dying laughing because she thought ‘Oh, he’s proposing to me in front of her, he’s showing me he loves me,’ and then he turns around and gives me [a ring] too.
“F***her. And f*** her again. F*** HER. That insensitive-a** b**** can suck a d***. I don’t like her, she’s a f***ing a**hole, she means me no f***ing good, f***her.”
Well, that about sums it up, I suppose.
What do you think of Mimi’s plan to pawn the ring for her daughter’s
OK ladies, slow your roll. We can hear you now: what the #$%#@@#! But its true, Pauletta Washington, who has been married to the #1 swagger, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington for 30 years, wasn’t so impressed when he proposed the first two times.
Asked if it was true she turned down Denzel’s first two marriage proposals before accepting the third one, Pauletta told “Access Hollywood,”Yes.”
“Twice!” Denzel corrected. “It was three times?”
“It was three times. I know with age sometimes things [go], the mind,” Pauletta teased her husband.
“Why was it twice? Why would I have to ask again?” Denzel said.
“Because I said no,” Pauletta told him.
Read more at EurWeb.com
Okay, what’s really going on between Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled?
SO remember we told you producer/DJ Khaled made a video proposal with a ring and everything? Yes, we thought it was pretty left field and kind of a weird thing for him to do out of the blue.
Well, allegedly, so did Nicki.
According to 365HipHop, Nicki has gotten a restraining order against DJ Khaled. I know, right? Well, according to them, Nicki has filed the restraining order in the state of New York because this isn’t the first time Khaled has pulled little stunts with Nicki. They don’t have all the details but this is a bit of a surprise because I don’t think anyone knew Khaled was being a nuisance behind the scenes as well.
This isn’t an example of being the best, now is it, Khaled?
I always got the impression that all members of We The Best (Khaled’s label) and Young Money (Wayne’s label) were very close – almost like a blended family - but maybe that’s not exactly the case.
Nicki hasn’t responded to the proposal or the rumor of her getting a restraining order against him. This sounds like a publicity stunt but you know, stranger things have happened.
While many people pay for expensive seminars and books to learn the best ways to persuade a crowd, a new study shows that swaying your target audience lies simply in the word “yeah,” reports Medical Daily.
Commissioned by MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the study shows that using the agreeable word “yeah” may improve your chances of your co-workers’ susceptibility to your persuasion.
If the co-worker pitching her proposal is using the word “yeah” in agreement with a previous statement, she is molding the discussion as if she is “on the same page” as the person she’s trying to influence. “…[I]f you frame a suggestion as if it were in agreement with others, it is more likely to be accepted,” said Cynthia Rudin, a principal researcher of the study.
The very act of saying “yeah” before saying a statement sends a signal to the listener that their suggestion is not only acknowledged, but validated. “Linguistically, it presents the information as factual; there is no dispute, for instance,‘Yeah, this strategy isn’t optimal,’ or, ‘Yeah, we had better reconsider our options,’” Medical Daily adds.
Psychologically, the word “yeah” allows listeners to believe the proposed idea is their own; as a result, they are more likely to be persuaded.
Rudin along with Ph.D. student Been Kim analyzed 95 meetings in the workplace and discovered that in addition to “yeah”, “give” and” start”, were common key words that led to accepted proposals.
In meetings that were considered successful, the word “give” was used in “the context of offering something to a customer or adding something to a product,” Yahoo! Shine said. Additionally, the word “start”promoted a sense of building partnerships and networks. The word was also used to allow the participants of the meeting to agree on suggestions, “for example, ‘How about we start with the key issues?’” Shine added.
According to the study, 11 million meetings occur every day in the United States. Meetings at work take a large chunk of company time. Managers say that they spend between 25 and 50 percent of the work day at a meeting. The researchers say that the goal behind the experiment was to make workplace meetings shorter and more efficient.
Rudin and Kim also found that words that were most detrimental to persuading co-workers are “speech,” “recognition,” “fat,” “fair” and “bottom.”
Every woman dreams of having a ring on her finger, right?! Long-term relationships are typically the pathway to marriage and beyond. However, not all men have marriage on their mind, at least not without some pushing and prodding. Here are 14 signs that your boyfriend isn’t planning to propose to you anytime soon.
Jason Derulo, who has been dating singer Jordin Sparks for 18 months, says he’s currently in the planning stages of his marriage proposal.
”The proposal will be monumental,” he told In Touch Weekly. “I wrote a song called ‘Marry Me.’ I have a date in mind. I want to surprise her but she’s given me guidelines first. I have to ask her dad for permission.”
Jordin has been very open about her relationship with Jason and has admitted she would love to settle down with him and start a family.
Read more on EurWeb.com.