A recent survey on The Knot revealed that couples are increasingly going Dutch on engagement rings.
Though the results were almost split in halfwith 46 percent of women in favor of splitting the cost, and 54 percent of women against the practicethe survey elicited strong opposing opinions on whether modern times really do call for this type of modern measure.
Samantha Daniels, founder of Samanthas Table Matchmaking, told Today.com that with both men and women now earning money and wielding decision-making power, "its not surprising that both of them are involved. I think it makes for a better connection between the two people."
Not all agree with Daniels, arguing that the traditional mandate that a man pay for his fiancées engagement ring was essential. Among men, reactions ranged from full support of the concept to strong dislike. Ultimately, as Daniels pointed out, individual couples should decide how to select and finance the engagement ring, a reminder that for many couples, defining their own rules is what feels most modern.