There may be no greater symbol of a man's commitment to a woman than the engagement ring, but, as it turns out, you should think about being committed yourself if you buy one.

Sure, getting down on bended knee and pledging your love is a sweet gesture romanticized in the minds of little girls who love Taylor Swift and countless Lifetime movies, but shelling out beaucoup bucks for an engagement ring is really just a byproduct of a slick marketing campaign that appears to have fooled lovestruck men who've never thought they could question the system.

Watch this NSFW video (it's got some salty language) to see it all for yourself and use the money you had set aside for a diamond ring for something more practical, like importing a pet giraffe or building a replica of Wrigley Field in your backyard because those things seem to make more sense.