Friday, 1 February 2019

Placeholder rings - what happened to the element of surprise in love and relationships?

Here at RSVP Dating Agency and Singles Club, we love a good debate on all things love; from our opinions on Reality TV Dating to the best and worst first date venues, but the recent announcement of Poundland selling engagement rings ready for Valentine’s Day has caused a bit of a stir in the office.

Poundland’s ‘bling ring’ is being sold in the run up to Valentine’s day to encourage couples to choose a permanent engagement ring together after the proposal has taken place. The stainless steel ring, with a variety of coloured gems to choose from, comes displayed in a plastic box with the slogan ‘because we promise they’ll want to choose their own’ written on the front.

Now I’m a traditionalist when it comes to romance, I believe that part of the magic of getting engaged is the element of surprise. From the timing, the setting, the actual moment and how it plays out to the engagement ring itself, it should all be a surprise. But it seems that I may be in a minority these days.

Can it really be that people have lost the element of going with the flow in favour of planning every minute detail of their lives? At RSVP, while we may not specialise in helping choose the perfect engagement ring or even a placeholder ring, our knowledgeable matchmakers can help you take control of your love life with their specialised advice and on-hand support.

RSVP’s experienced dating consultants meet every prospective member to get to know you and what you are looking for. With years of experience under their belt, they will take into account the things that are most important to you and open your eyes to the possibilities and potential matches that could be available to you – and also those that you are inadvertently excluding. They are there to advise and support you and tell you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear in order to find that special person just for you.

You may have an idea of your perfect partner in mind, but, here at RSVP, we have seen two unlikely people just click so many times. Whether they met through one of our hosted singles events or an introduction based on our matchmakers’ expertise, you can’t deny chemistry. Sometimes, it just takes a little nudge from an experienced professional to open your eyes to the possibilities, both in life and in love. After all, life is for living; just as you can’t plan it down to the last detail, planning every nuance of your perfect partner is not the key to success, love and happiness.

If you follow our experienced matchmaker’s advice and support, who knows may be in a year or two from now you’ll be following suit with this new trend with your very own placeholder ring – or maybe even the real thing! To find out more about our services and the memberships that we can offer for you, please contact us here.

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