Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season equals engagement season. For years men have used the season of family get-togethers, fragrant evergreen trees and twinkling lights to gift the perfect Christmas present to any woman: an engagement ring.
In midst of a season that can already be lonely and frustrating for Catholic singles, these statistics threaten to inhibit any remaining amounts of holiday joy. Let’s face it – no iPad, gift card or holiday vacation can compare to a life-long commitment to that special someone.
In a 2005 New York Times article, several couples detailed why they decided to put a ring on it during the holidays. “I think it was a way to cheer me up,” said Kalshelia Brown, a financial director at an advertising agency in Manhattan. “The holidays are special, and it made it more special for us.”
Others drop down to one knee around Christmas for the opportunity to share the special news with relatives and loved ones in person, creating even greater excitement for the engagement. It’s a romantic, holy time of year, worthy of an equally romantic and holy announcement.
So brace yourself this month for the diamond ogling, the hysterical phone calls and the holiday-parties-turned-engagement-celebrations.
It may not be you this year sporting a sparkling princess-cut ring, but you never know….it could eventually be you.
Once the New Year hits, you can move into 2011 with hopes of new relationships and new chances to find love.
As for the Christmas proposals, it’s overdone, anyway.