For the Global Thinker

Monday, March 22, 2010

If That Diamond Ring Don't Shine

My girlfriend insists on a pricey engagement ring, but I'm not made of money.

Dear Prudence,
I am very much in love with my girlfriend of four years and want to spend my life with her. There is one thing preventing me from popping the question: the diamond ring. My girlfriend is not overly superficial but has made it clear that she needs a "moderately good-sized ring." I am young, in graduate school, and have no money. I would have to take out a loan to...

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