The Unorthodox -- And Awesome -- Way Modern Couples Are Getting Engaged

Let's look at the facts: The average engagement ring costs $4,000. Many people still practice asking for the woman's father's blessing. And studies claim that an overwhelming two-thirds of men and women still prefer the man to propose. With an estimated 2.6 million newly engaged couples a year (and that's just those who update Facebook), that's a lot of proposals leaning on outdated traditions.

But it's 2015, and that's not the only way to get engaged. A handful of couples have invented an entirely new way of proposing marriage that feels wholly modern, and they call it Engagement Day.