Engagement ring costs: This study reveals how much men REALLY spend on it
Have you ever wondered how much the question of all questions costs men on average? We do. Although of course we don’t just think of men: After all, women sometimes make the proposal these days, albeit still in the minority – be it in the case of heterosexual or same-sex couples. A study now takes a closer look at the question and reveals what Germans really spend on an engagement ring.
Study: How much do men pay for an engagement ring?
When it comes to a marriage proposal, opinions differ. Some like it very romantic with candlelight and red roses, some adventurous, others very classic. The situation is similar with the engagement ring for the partner, which can be simple or decadent, depending on taste. But how deep do German men dig into their pockets for the special accessory that stands for a new chapter in life and the promise of a lifelong partnership?
According to a representative study by the experience provider mydays from 2020, for which unfortunately only men were surveyed in a very traditional way, the Germans will definitely pay something for this piece of jewellery. The majority of the 499 men surveyed (34 percent) stated that they spent between 101 and 500 euros on an engagement ring. That’s not enough for 13 percent of those surveyed – they would let an engagement ring cost between 501 and 1,000 euros. 10 percent would be satisfied with a piece of jewelry that costs up to 100 euros, while the absolute minority of men surveyed (2 percent) would spare no expense and pay more than 2,000 euros for an engagement ring.
Study: These factors play a role in the marriage proposal
With regard to the marriage proposal, the study delivered other exciting results. Among other things, it emerged that this is a very intimate matter for many couples. 95 percent prefer it if the question of all questions is asked in intimate togetherness. The trappings are also not that important to some. Instead of wanting the wedding proposal to be elaborate, 74 percent just want it to come from the heart. The “who” also seems to play a role: for 43 percent of men it is okay if the woman proposes. Only 36 percent of women agree. It’s interesting that heterosexual couples, as soon as the subject of marriage is discussed, thinks so traditionally again… Well, ladies: Reason enough to break with this conservative application image this year and to increase the number a little in the next survey screw!