Me and S/FJ don't always see eye-to-eye, but we just as often do. In his New Yorker blog today he has a nice little list of Beyoncé's many confusing love tips, ending with this gem dissecting her latest song "Single Ladies":
"If a man values your relationship, be prepared to demand a commitment. Suggest that he signal the value of his commitment by buying you an enormous piece of jewelry, something big enough to kill a hamster with one mild blow."
Sums it up nicely. The fast beat seems to imply that you're in a hurry, too: "Demand a ring, NOW, before it's too late". Don't take that advice. (Plus, that dance is just plain silly (and others have pointed out the obvious inspiration, so I won't)).