Splitting The Cost Of The Engagement Ring: Would You Do It?

Would you split the cost of an engagement ring? I chimed in about going dutch on the ring in this piece by Lilit Marcus on Today.com. Here's an excerpt:

Samantha Daniels, professional matchmaker and founder of Samantha's Table Matchmaking, has noticed more couples paying jointly for a ring.

“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],” she told TODAY.com. “I think it makes for a better connection between the two people.”

Read the full article here. 

Samantha's Dating Ponder-For Better or For Worse?

The two of you have been in a relationship for an extended period of time. The love is definitely there. So will getting married after a long term relationship change things for the better or for the worse? It is important for couples who have been together for so long to discuss the way their relationship is and how it may change once they walk down the aisle. Important topics such as money, kids and family should be discussed. And make sure to keep the sex alive once you say "I do!"

One celebrity couple finally decided to take the plunge this week. Six years and six kids later, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally decided to tie the knot. Many sources say the two finally decided to start planning a wedding now that the kids are older and keep asking them about marriage. But will it work? What do you think? Will Brad and Angelina's perfect Hollywood family finally be complete?

Samantha's Summer Couple Pick- Will they sizzle or fizzle?

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Kim sure has a thing for athletes! On May 18th, Kardashian's boyfriend of just a few months, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries, got down on one knee and popped the big question. We all had already watched as Kim's on-again-off-again ex, running back Reggie Bush, finally ended their relationship for good on screen in Keeping Up with the Kardashians and all the heart ache she had suffered. Since then, we have watched Kim's quick flings with another football star, Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Miles Austin and also with security guard, Shengo Deane. Is Humphries finally the one? Has Kim FINALLY found love and gotten over her heart break from Reggie? What do you think? Will Kim's engagement finally sizzle or end with just another fizzle?