Popping the question wasn't something Sam Davis Jr. had planned to do on December 7, 2002. That afternoon, for fun, he and his girlfriend of two years, Melissa McElhatton, went window-shopping for rings. When they found one they loved, Sam purchased it on the spot. He let her wear it home, warning that she'd have to give it back. Instead, he seized the moment by asking for her hand that evening. "I didn't want her to ever take the ring off," says Sam.