This is a sensitive topic. Part of the whole engagement experience is to propose with a ring in your hand on your bended knee. For many women, it is not a proposal without these actions. It doesn’t mean that they won’t say yes, but it will impact the expectations that they had for their marriage proposal.
It’s understandable for men to consider proposing without a ring. We have to try to find the perfect ring for our partner, and even when we choose it and give it to them, we cannot be 100% sure that they will like their ring.
However, many women do enjoy and cherish the ring that they are given.
If you decide that you want to propose without a ring you should propose with confidence. Be bold when asking for her hand in marriage, but let her know that you want to choose her engagement ring together. That way, she can get the ring that is perfect for her.
If you want to propose with a ring, but not her exact engagement ring, you can consider doing the following.
Consider proposing with a novelty ring.
There are several men that have done this with fun novelty rings, such as rings made from banana leaves or toys.
Consider proposing with a temporary ring.
This could see you purchase a cheaper ring such as a ring made from cubic zirconia.