Are you a viral romantic or a Larry Low Profile?

Have you ever thought what kind of love personality you have?

With social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram being available at the tip of your finger, many relationships are exposed online before even telling your bezzie mate. However, there are still ‘some’ couples who like to keep their relationships on the d-low apparently…

We have created a love personality quiz for all you lovers out there, so that you can figure out just exactly what kind of a lover you are! Will you be shocked to find that Facebook knows more about your relationship than your partner, or are you the Traditional Tom who keeps things offline?

Personality type 1: The VIRAL ROMANTIC:

Do you Instagram French-kiss “selfies” and tweet pillow talk on Twitter? If you say yes to both the questions, it means that you’re the queen (or king) of modern cyber romance! It is clearly very important to you as to how others perceive you and your relationship;

You’re very likely to develop a relationship through social media by adding people on Instagram, impressing them with witty Twitter exchanges, and then casually asking them for a drink. All this is effortless for you!

But do be careful! While you’re busy tweeting and sharing pictures on Facebook, your closest friends are probably getting fed up with your oversharing. Plus if your relationship goes south, you might live to regret being so public about it. But don’t worry, as long as you remember to pick up the phone and call your friends from time to time—the virtual world of love is yours!

This diamond and rose gold necklace is perfect to match your “bold, make a statement” personality.

Personality type 2: OLD SCHOOL LOVER:

Do you still use your landline to call people up? Does the thought of using social media for flirting and online dating give you the heebie-jeebies? Do you often find that your friends are trying to find out whether your boyfriend or girlfriend really exists? If you can answer all these three questions with a yes, well then we’d say you’re very traditional when it comes to matters of the heart.

You’re more likely to plan little personal romantic dates such as a candle-lit dinner or a scented bath with rose petals, and you wouldn’t hesitate to buy expensive concert tickets to impress him or her. Can you believe, traditional dating still exists!

But be careful because as much as we hate to break this to you, but you’re a bit of a fuddy-duddy. Traditional romance is great and your sweetheart would probably love that compilation tape you made for them… if they still lived in the 80’s! You need to get with it. Upload a cute picture on Facebook once in a while..there’s nothing wrong with that!

To match your traditional personality we have chosen this simple heart necklace for you!

Personality type 3: LARRY LOW PROFILE:

Do you hate everything about social media? According to you, does Twitter destroy the English language and Facebook expose you to hackers and serial killers? So it’s hardly surprising you’ve never uploaded a romantic picture or flirted on social media. The question is, though… do you actually flirt at all?

You take your online privacy very seriously. You know all about internet security and, very wisely, would never post your personal information (or anybody else’s) on the web. After all, someone is probably hacking into your computer now whilst you are reading this post.

But careful! Unless you’re super famous or deeply paranoid, there’s no need for all this hating and hiding. Whether you like it or not, we live in the age of social media. Used wisely, it can actually allow us to share great moments with our loved ones. If your boyfriend or girlfriend has been bugging you to join Facebook lately, don’t be a spoil sport. Share a little online love or ‘like’.

To match your low profile personality, we think these white gold diamond earrings.

Personality number 4: SOCIAL LOVE JEDI:

Do like posting a romantic photo to mark an anniversary or a special day? Do you only update your relationship status on Facebook if your other half is happy for you to? Well then congratulations, because you have mastered the art of sharing your private life in a positive way on social media.

You can strike a perfect balance between offline and online. Just like in your real life, you conduct your online relationships gracefully and without scandal or drama. For you, social networking is just a fulfilling extension to your already happy and balanced life.

But do be careful! It’s good to share your happiest moments and successes on social media, but don’t be too politically correct. It’s boring and nobody likes a saint. If you’re heartbroken, that’s what your network is there for: to catch you when you’re down.

To match your balanced personality, we have picked this diamond ring for you, and who knows, maybe it will turn into an engagement..

Take our love personality quiz and find out your love personality!

Shocking Proposal Statistics uncovered by Female First

Following our recent survey on (shocking proposal statistics) we decided to uncover why there is a gender divide (and sometimes not) when it comes to engagements.

Gary Ingram founder of The Diamond Store was on hand to answer questions put at him from Female First’s Lucy Watson to find out why some of these differences may have occurred.

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Lucy: Why would women think that one month’s salary is an acceptable amount to spend on an engagement ring?

Gary: The bigger question we came across when we ran the answers by our Facebook fans is “why would anyone want to spend as much as a month’s salary.’’ Traditionally in the UK one month’s salary was used as a measure of budget for an engagement ring however in reality it should always be what the man (or couple) are comfortable spending.

Lucy: Why are women not trustworthy of partners when it comes to picking the ring?

Gary: This was an interesting one for us. In reality we hardly ever get engagement rings sent back to be swapped for a different style…which to us means that the emotion and event attached to the proposal far outweighs the style of the ring when it comes to it.

However, I think most woman who are not engaged are fearful of the ring they will be given….of course not releasing that when it comes to it the ring is only one part in the whole proposal.

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Petra Engagement Ring

Lucy: Women and men are in agreement that a ring is an investment, so why do they agree on that?

Gary: Precious diamond and gemstone jewellery set in gold will always have a value unlike an electronic gadget which will become obsolete and worthless over a period of time. It is fair to say this is not the case with jewellery.

Lucy: Why does there seem to be a preference of diamonds over gemstones?

Gary: In short, tradition and diamonds are the most sought after gem.

Lucy: Why do men and women want a low-key affair when it comes to proposing?

 Gary: It is a private moment, a moment that needs to be treasured, not necessarily done in front of others and to a huge and immediate fanfare….of course there is also the risk of a NO….

Lucy: Why are many men happy to provide their partner with a ring from a previous relationship?

Gary: In hindsight if we had added …..without your partner knowing….I think we may have seen the number of men saying it was OK even higher…. thinking of all the men we speak to I think the ring is a much more emotional and symbolic object for a woman than a man….
You can see the full  article and interview over on the Female First site.

To check out the results gathered from the survey click here 

Battle of the Sexes: the Truth About Engagement Rings

This infographic reflects data collected by The Diamond Store assessing the difference in opinion between the genders at different stages of the engagement process. While in some areas the sexes are more aligned than you may presume, there are still significant differences between the perfect engagement ring, how women would like to be proposed to, and what men think is the right thing to do. Take note gents, you’re first instinct might need double checking against what women really want!

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