​Dude Pans for Gold for 18 Months to Make His Fiancée a Wedding Ring

So here's a dude that will casually put all boyfriends and husbands and life partners, real or imaginary, to shame. A man spent a year and a half panning for gold, collecting thousands upon thousands of tiny gold flakes to forge into matching rings for himself and his fiancée. Just give up now, world. » 9/30/14 1:40pm 9/30/14 1:40pm

Shut Up, 300 Sandwiches Lady's Boyfriend

Remember the 300 $andwiches Lady? You know, the food blogger who says her boyfriend told her that once she made him 300 $andwiches, he'd buy her an engagement ring in what of course was not a shamelessly craven gimmick to get a book deal? Well: she's only 100 $andwiches away. And her boyfriend wants advice on how to… » 12/03/13 1:10pm 12/03/13 1:10pm

Burn Your MFA: The 300 Sandwiches Lady Has A Book Deal

Stephanie Smith, the lady who sandwiched her way onto the internet's STFU list with her blogged quest to make 300 sandwiches so her boyfriend would give her an engagement ring, has landed a book deal thanks to a publishing house imprint headed by two dudes who used to work in men's magazines. You guys, I'm beginning… » 11/13/13 1:30pm 11/13/13 1:30pm

Can't Afford To Get Married? Just Fake Being Engaged!

Modern conundrum: thanks to the wedding-industrial complex transforming what should be a nice little celebration of love into a hilariously expensive clusterfuck, a lot of couples find themselves in an odd position, relationship-wise: they've ruled out marriage, but they also are pretty sure they're never going to… » 10/03/13 2:40pm 10/03/13 2:40pm

Lady Earns Engagement Ring by Making 300 Sad Sandwiches for Her Man

A New York City gossip reporter revealed herself today to be the woman behind 300 Sandwiches, a food blog she started because her boyfriend once told her that if she made him 300 sandwiches, he'd buy her an engagement ring. So why isn't this already a terrible straight-to-Blockbuster movie starring overgrown Disney… » 9/25/13 12:30pm 9/25/13 12:30pm

Screw a Blood Diamond: Engaged Couples Now Choosing Unique, Cheaper…

If you're to believe every jewelry store ad that's graced daytime TV, men propose to women with diamonds. Anything less, and you're a Sad Sack Who Doesn't Deserve Love. However, the times, they are a-changin'. Well, at least in Park Slope, where engaged couples are bargain shopping for rings that aren't necessarily… » 12/21/12 10:45am 12/21/12 10:45am

Maybe More Women Would Ask Guys to Marry Them If It Weren’t Seen as…

Even if we wanted to propose to a man, and no one is saying we do, imagining an earnest, sincere woman down on one knee offering up a shiny engagement ring to a surprised/ecstatic dude beaming with tear-brimming eyes seems kind of, I dunno, off. What would female-led marriage proposals look like in the hetero… » 12/10/12 4:05pm 12/10/12 4:05pm

Kanye West Creates Franken-Ring For Kim Kardashian Proposal

Picture, if you will, Kanye West swimming in a vault of precious stones a la Scrooge McDuck; after girlfriend Kim Kardashian's divorce from Kris Humphries is finalized, 'Ye apparently plans to propose with a one-of-a-kind ring made from his late mom Donda's personal jewelry collection. He visited a private jeweler… » 7/24/12 9:00am 7/24/12 9:00am

Woman Who Was Married to a Warehouse Now Engaged to a Neighborhood

A heartbroken woman wearing a wedding dress and clutching a brick stormed a Seattle City Council meeting on Monday to protest the redevelopment of a historical neighborhood. But don't worry; it's not what it looks like. She was wearing a wedding dress because she was about to get married, yes, but not to a human, to… » 7/03/12 4:20pm 7/03/12 4:20pm

Self Marriage: For the Needy, Oblivious Narcissist in Your Life

Wedding season is about to get 1,000 times more obnoxious — at least, if a disturbing new microtrend gets legs. Self-marriage, a public ceremony wherein an uncoupled individual dons formalwear and promises to be true and honest to themselves in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others… » 6/04/12 12:30pm 6/04/12 12:30pm

Your Dream Fiance Marilyn Manson Is Engaged to Another Woman [UPDATED]

Bad news for all you lovers of milky contact lenses and secretive Wonder Years pasts — Marilyn Manson is tying the knot with his girlfriend of 5 weeks, "independent occult film maker" Seraphim Ward. Sources say that Manson proposed with a family ring (ooooh) of celtic origin (ahhhh) and that Seraphim is over the… » 4/16/12 10:35am 4/16/12 10:35am

Your Diamond Engagement Ring Was Originally Vagina Insurance

Laaaaaaadies! How about diamonds, amirite? Diamonds!!! I know we all think we love diamonds because we're ladies and they're diamonds and they're sparkly and we're hypnotized by shiny objects (actually, my husband proposed by flashing the back of a Coldplay CD at me!). But, as it turns out, we didn't always have such… » 4/05/12 7:00pm 4/05/12 7:00pm

Looks Like You Missed National Marriage Proposal Day Again, Loser

The calendar has become crowded with days that double as opportunities to guilt trip your significant other over their failure to comply with Hallmarkian love edicts. National Proposal Day is just one of them, but unlike Valentine's Day and Sweetest Day and Sadie Hawkins Day and every other goddamn holiday involving… » 3/21/12 6:30pm 3/21/12 6:30pm

Make Your Engagement Extra Special by Proposing at Pizza Hut

Asking someone to marry you is one of life's most amazing events; so what better place to do it than at Pizza Hut, one of the most amazing places on the planet. For the bargain price of just $10,010, you can get a complete Pizza Hut proposal package. That may seem a bit pricey for what is not necessarily the most… » 2/09/12 11:55pm 2/09/12 11:55pm

Woman Gets Her Engagement Ring Back 36 Years After It Fell Into A Toilet


It's not often you hear a romantic story that involves a toilet, but here goes! A couple in Montana, Donna and Terry Claver, recently got the surprise of a lifetime when their engagement ring came back to them — almost by magic — 36 years after it went missing and was presumed dead. The drama began when Donna took… » 12/30/11 4:30pm 12/30/11 4:30pm