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He’s going to pop the question so the question for you is, should you say “I do”? Once the ring is out, there’s a lot of pressure to say yes, but not every relationship is meant to last forever. Sometimes a proposal is actually the perfect time to say “I don’t.” Here are 15 reasons to turn down a marriage proposal.
I had always been sure I wanted to get married, and the longer I dated Dean, the more sure I was that he was the right one for me. That is…until I got engaged.
Dean’s proposal wasn’t a surprise. I was too nosey to not know it was happening, and I enthusiastically said yes the moment he asked. However, once it happened (in a sweet and thoughtful way, I should add), I began to feel these nagging questions eating away at me: Did I really want to be married? Would we be any good at it?
I love Dean, but in the bright light of wedding planning I found myself picking him apart. Every minor misstep seemed like a warning sign urging me to think twice. When he got my coffee order wrong, I accused him of never listening to me; when he was running late the night we had dinner plans with my friends, I screamed that he didn’t value my time. He usually fell asleep before me and he woke up early, which I used as an example of our lives being out of sync. Everyday things that never mattered before were suddenly turning into major crises.
The nagging doubt I was feeling was also being fed by external sources. Two of my close friends had recently divorced their husbands, and my best friend at work was finalizing her split at the same time as I was deep in the throes of planning my union. Side by side, we would be on the telephone: me with the caterers, her with her attorney. On their good days, my newly single friends were excited for me and Dean, but on their bad days they were cautiously critical of the institution of marriage. They had their horror stories and they didn’t always filter them for my benefit.
It seemed as if everyone—my friends, the characters in my book club book (Jane Green’s Beach House) to newsmakers (John Edwards, Mel Gibson, David Letterman, and um, Tiger!) —was having affairs or leaving their spouses.
Read more on this woman’s engagement at YourTango.com
Chicago Bulls cheerleader Ariana Rosado received the shock of her life during Thursday night’s Bulls-Heat game when the Luvabulls squad’s third-quarter routine didn’t go quite as planned. And luckily for us, it was all caught on tape! At the beginning of the video, Ariana’s boyfriend, Shane Zackery appears backstage explaining that he plans to propose to her.
“As you can see, I’m currently sitting backstage. Tonight, I’m going to surprise my girlfriend, Ariana, who is a Luvabull, and I’m actually going to propose to her. We’re going to do this in the third quarter during one of their performances. So if you can, please stay in your seat and let’s make this a memorable night,” Shane says.
The video then cuts to the dance performance. Not even a full minute into the routine, Ariana’s dance team take an unexpected choreographical turn and leave her confused, standing alone in the middle of the basketball court as Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” begins playing. Bulls mascot Benny the Bull the makes his way onto the court, pulling up a chair for Ariana to sit down in. A clearly confused Ariana is then rejoined on the the court by her fellow dancers and two other inflatable Bulls mascots. Out of one of the costumes comes Shane. You can probably guess what happens next.
Check out footage of the adorable proposal on the next page.
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.