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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I was 29 when I got engaged. I never, ever stuck my ring in someone's face. If someone asked to see my ring I would show them, but, I wasn't one of those OMG *SQUEEEEEE* CHECK OUT MY AWESOME RING LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MEEEEEE shoving my ring in their face sort of immature child about my engagement ring. It was a ring, it didn't define me or change me or anything. If someone asked I would show them, but frankly I found the whole thing slightly uncomfortable. Getting engaged a little later meant that my DH could afford a pretty nice ring, and I didn't like feeling judged or whatever for my ring, either. To me putting a picture of ones ring on FB is as obnoxious as being that silly girl shoving her ring in peoples face. It just isn't the way I was raised.

    Gloria you nailed it when you say its "showing off". I think its showing off too and showing off is uncomfortable to me in such a broad format. I have former work colleagues and whatnot on FB ~ the thought of "showing off" jewelry in front of them is very odd, to me.
    I agree with this...and i think thats what I mean. I take issue with the whole engagement ring behavior in general...for me its not a facebook thing, its an engagement ring thing.

    ETA: and the showing it thing is def awkward. I was on the opposite side of the spectrum. We were still in college when we were engaged. Seamus scrounged up money from his summer job to buy me an engagement ring. Its not big or flashy, its small and simple. Its extremely awkward when some would ask to see it and you could tell that they were trying to find something to say and were self conscious about how they sounded, being mindful that they didn't sound 'not so impressed'. Even if how big it was didn't matter to them...you could tell some people were afraid whatever they said MIGHT sound like it mattered to them and you know, people just get all weird and look uncomfortable while they say whatever they decide to say.

    yeah...awkward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I was 29 when I got engaged. I never, ever stuck my ring in someone's face. If someone asked to see my ring I would show them, but, I wasn't one of those OMG *SQUEEEEEE* CHECK OUT MY AWESOME RING LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MEEEEEE shoving my ring in their face sort of immature child about my engagement ring. It was a ring, it didn't define me or change me or anything. If someone asked I would show them, but frankly I found the whole thing slightly uncomfortable. Getting engaged a little later meant that my DH could afford a pretty nice ring, and I didn't like feeling judged or whatever for my ring, either. To me putting a picture of ones ring on FB is as obnoxious as being that silly girl shoving her ring in peoples face. It just isn't the way I was raised.

    Gloria you nailed it when you say its "showing off". I think its showing off too and showing off is uncomfortable to me in such a broad format. I have former work colleagues and whatnot on FB ~ the thought of "showing off" jewelry in front of them is very odd, to me.
    I have always seen it more of a 'look I'm engaged' then a 'look at my fancy ring'. I remember when we got engaged we were both in college and I knew it was coming. He asked me over the weekend and when I got back to school the next monday I was all 'look! look! look!' and waiving my ring around, but I didnt really mean 'look at my ring', more of a 'look, I have a ring' kwim? I personally havent seen an engagement ring pic on facebook, but I think that is how I would take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I was 29 when I got engaged. I never, ever stuck my ring in someone's face. If someone asked to see my ring I would show them, but, I wasn't one of those OMG *SQUEEEEEE* CHECK OUT MY AWESOME RING LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MEEEEEE shoving my ring in their face sort of immature child about my engagement ring. It was a ring, it didn't define me or change me or anything. If someone asked I would show them, but frankly I found the whole thing slightly uncomfortable. Getting engaged a little later meant that my DH could afford a pretty nice ring, and I didn't like feeling judged or whatever for my ring, either. To me putting a picture of ones ring on FB is as obnoxious as being that silly girl shoving her ring in peoples face. It just isn't the way I was raised.

    Gloria you nailed it when you say its "showing off". I think its showing off too and showing off is uncomfortable to me in such a broad format. I have former work colleagues and whatnot on FB ~ the thought of "showing off" jewelry in front of them is very odd, to me.
    I have always seen it more of a 'look I'm engaged' then a 'look at my fancy ring'. I remember when we got engaged we were both in college and I knew it was coming. He asked me over the weekend and when I got back to school the next monday I was all 'look! look! look!' and waiving my ring around, but I didnt really mean 'look at my ring', more of a 'look, I have a ring' kwim? I personally havent seen an engagement ring pic on facebook, but I think that is how I would take it.
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    When I see women showing off their rings, they really do seem to be showing off their rings. I think that's part of my distaste for it, having people gather to look at a (presumably costly) piece of jewelry.
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    I remember back to when I got engaged. My ring was not expensive at all. We were poor college students and a $500 ring was all that DH could do. I treasured that ring though just as much as if it was $5 million. When I showed my ring to people it was not because I was saying "Look at my fancy ring" at all. It was because I was saying "I AM GETTING MARRIED! Squeal!"
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    When I got engaged I did not have a ring for a few weeks. Heck I am the one that proposed. When I did get a ring it was my MIL's (DH's dad died when he was 3) and I loved the significance and told everyone. The ring was not really the style I would have chosen, and cost way more then we could ever afford but for me it was the symbol. We now wear our 10th anniversary rings which I picked out for both of us.
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    Sometimes it can be annoying, for instance when one person goes on vacation and checks into every.single.place. they stop. I'm glad for you, but I'm not sure why the world needs to know you chose Denny's for breakfast, ya know?
    The people who post loads of pics of gifts do come off a bit braggy to me, but that's just my take on it. It isn't something that makes me think less of them, it just isn't something that I would do personally.

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    On the whole, I don't personally post gifts, but I did post a picture of an amazing Matroyshka doll ring that I got as a gift. It's like a crazy miniature wearable sculpture. And yep, there is a tiny one inside. It was something so unexpected and it just blew my mind. Plus, although I am very minimalist, I have a collection of nesting dolls that I started as a child. -So, in my mind it was all about that rather than look at me and my gift.

    It is totally a case by case issue for me.
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    I roll my eyes at anyone posting pics of this xmas gift or that mother's day gift. Maybe I have little tolerance or whatever but I just find it superficial and egotistical. Like, hey y'all LOOK AT MY COOL A$$ $HIT THAT I GOT AND LIKE OMG I'M SUPER SPOILED or whatever. Don't care to bother responding to that and if I did it would come off sounding so yawn-ish and fake. I can't fake enthused or even like I care. Vacays, IMO, are totally different. You're sharing your enjoyment and emotions about it, not how much the freaking resort cost or how expensive it is to stay in @#$%% country. If someone took a picture of the plane ticket or hotel bill at checkout and posted it that would be stupid and pointless, just like posting a pic of a ring would be (to me).

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    I posted a video of the kids opening the Wii several years ago when we bought it because its hilarious to listen to how excited they were. I'm pretty sure Aodhan thought we would never get one so it was really cute to see his reaction.

    I really do think people share things like that for other reasons than just to show off sometimes

    ETA: Or for lillian's first communion, i posted a couple of gift related pictures. These are them:



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    The first one I like because it captured a moment. I like taking pictures of special occasions and capturing the day. Opening gifts is part of many special days. My mother in law had just plopped that big bowl of clams down next to lillian before i snapped that photo. She loves clams so anytime we have a celebration for lillian, there are almost always clams. It was just a nice photo to me.

    The second one was a gift from her godparents who couldn't be there. My brother and sister-in-law. I thought they would appreciate the photo.

    They were only 2 of 20 photos i shared. All the rest were of other things. I typically don't ignore gift giving in its entirety when taking photos on a special day, because its part of the day.
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