Out of 1,095 grooms who responded to the Plunge Poll, 45% said they would go "Ring Shopping" together.
Maybe the results shouldn't shock anyone. Buying a ring is one of the most awkward purchases a guy will ever make, right up there with his first pack of condoms, first over-the-counter Playboy, and first bottle of Pepto.
Take all that awkwardness and roll it into one, and then multiply it by a cost of $5,000, and THEN realize that the recipient will wear it every day for the rest of her life, and (or so you fear) she might judge your character by the size or style of the rock. No pressure.
It's expensive, scary, intimidating, and it feels like you have a 78% chance of botching the job. So it's no surprise, then, that more and more couples are going ring shopping as a couple, ensuring that the girl will get the ring she wants, even at the expense of ruining that Oh-My-God-Is-That-A-Ring-Oh-Shit-For-Real?-Yes-Yes-Yes-A-Thousand-Times-Yes moment.
What would you do? Fire away in the Comments, below.
And if you're in the market, don't miss our complete Ring Buying Guide.