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I absolutely love this segment! Yes, meeting someone at the Apple store is a great suggestion. I actually met a guy there a year and a half ago, which inspired me to write a post called, "Finding Love and Apple a Day." It's a low pressure way to talk to someone after they finish their One-to-One training about their iPad, iPhone or how they liked their training session.
I've got to chime in here. I think it's terrible that anyone gets sprayed with mace for any reason other than being attacked. As it relates to who keeps the ring, personally I believe that if the man ends the engagement he loses his rights to the ring, if the woman ends the engagement she should return the ring, and if it was ended mutually the ring should go back as well. If it was a family heirloom, it doesn't matter who did the dumping, the ring should go back. However there are actually laws that vary per state, which I wrote about in Chapter 16 of my book. Here goes: In Montana, the ring is a gift. The woman keeps the ring even if they don't make it to the altar. In Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, the ring goes back to the donor, regardless of who did the dumping, and in California, the ring is considered an "implied conditional" gift, which means if the man breaks the engagement he loses his rights to the ring. If the woman ends the engagement, she gives the ring back. Regardless of these laws that were in effect in 2008, you should do what you feel is the right thing as it relates to returning an engagement ring. There are sites that specifically cater to selling rings from jilted fiances. At the end of the day, it's sad when your engagement ends, ring or not.
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I agree. Even if you aren't single, Facebook has changed the way we relate and communicate on a daily basis. While driving on the freeway, I see billboards from companies asking drivers to "like" them on Facebook with their URL. When I go to parties, people ask, "Are you on Facebook?" and "Can I send you a friend's request?" It's part of our daily vocabulary now.