Women these days are more independent and financially secure than they have ever been, which might be the reason for a growing trend in couples contemplating marriage.

See if you agree.

The institution of marriage sure has changed since I was a young bride, but one thing seemed to always hold true. The man always paid for the engagement ring.

A recent survey on The Knot's Facebook page indicates that more and more couples are sharing the cost of an engagement ring.

Details in the video below.

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Surprisingly, the survey results were almost even among women. 54% said they wouldn't mind sharing the cost of the ring. 46% said absolutely not.

What do you think? Is this trend a result of our growing independence, or is romance just about dead?

Would you help your guy pay for the ring?