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According to the Today show, women are fronting some of the money for their most precious piece of jewelry because nowadays they bring home the bacon, too.
"Today, because both the man and woman earn money and contribute to the financials and the decision-making, it's not surprising that both of them are involved in all aspects [of choosing and paying for the ring]," Samantha Daniels, professional matchmaker and founder of Samantha's Table Matchmaking, told Today.com. "I think it makes for a better connection between the two people."
To lower the cost of an engagement ring, some couples will choose the more affordable option of updating a family heirloom rather than buying a brand-new diamond. Overall, couples want to split the bill to save money for other important milestones in their marriage.
Of course, not all couples are on board with this burgeoning trend. Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, tweeted his disapproval.
Couples are splitting the cost of an engagement ring. Because every girl dreams of hearing her man say, "You owe me $2,000." #fallonmono— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) October 1, 2013
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