I saw this on another message board. So many women were saying that it wouldn't matter to them, as long as the love was there... I was the only woman in the thread who said that I would want an engagement ring.:shame: I expected one and received one. He expected to give one...the idea of an engagement ring was in his head before he even met me. But I was materialistic for even expecting. Please. I was honest...I just would not have considered it an engagement unless I has received a ring (expensive or not). I needed evidence. And I liked following tradition. Am I alone?