Does your man wear his wedding ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What's your DH's ring situation?
    Loves his wedding ring and always wears it! : (79 votes)
    72 %
    Loves his wedding ring but doesn't wear it due to work/athletics : (13 votes)
    12 %
    Feels indifferent about his wedding ring but wears it because you're married. : (14 votes)
    13 %
    HATES it and only wears it when you ask him to. : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Wears an alternative symbol of your commitment (specify below plz!). : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I chose the wrong thing.

    Mine takes his ring off to work out and in general is not a big fan of jewelry. He wears it all the time as a symbol of his love and marriage. He goes into panic mode if I move it and he can’t find it to put it on.

    Post # 4
    6448 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    He wears it to work but then it comes off immediately when he gets home. He usually forgets to put it back on when we go out and I don’t care.

    Wearing a ring with gloves is very annoying. I wore gloves at my previous job and actually lost a band (from my right hand) because it just came off with the glove.

    I think the wedding watch is a fantastic idea. Why don’t you like it?

    Post # 5
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @KimmySumShuga:  He used to wear it all the time but after a very close call with the blade of a table saw while working, he started not wearing it to work. He pretty much never wears it now, unless we’re on vacation or something.

    DH’s father is in the trades and doesn’t wear one and my brother is a firefighter and also does not wear one. Come to think of it most men in my family don’t wear wedding rings. It has no bearing on their love and commitment.

    Post # 8
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    I never got this. I know lots of guys who don’t wear wedding bands and it’s no big deal. if we are going to go so bezerk over what kind of ring we get to have, shouldn’t he get a say for himself, including letting him not wear one if he so chooses? 

    Post # 9
    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @KimmySumShuga:  He wears it and only takes it off to work out. It’s funny, I thought I would care and want him to wear it but I just don’t care.

    His dad was a devoted husband and he never wore a ring, so I put it in context with that. 

    I’m not sure if he loves it or just tolerates it so I didn’t vote, I think he likes it ok but doesn’t love it. He also wears an engagement watch. Actually, I care more that he wears the watch… It cost a mint and he picked it out.

    Post # 10
    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    My DH works in the medical field & has to put on/take off gloves all day long too. He wears his ring every single day, he loves it just as much as I love mine.

    Post # 11
    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @KimmySumShuga:  My husband was super excited to wear his wedding ring when we got married.  He has never worn rings/jewelry before– and he knew it would take some getting used to.  He works with his hands– sometimes with gloves, sometimes without– but will ALWAYS wear his ring– by his own choice.

    He sleeps in it, showers it in– the only time I’ve seen him take it off is when he is exfoliating his hands.

    Some people just don’t like jewelry.  I used to wear a ring or 2 on each hand– and my life is just so different now– that I just don’t to anymore.I was NAKED without them a few years ago.

    I do alway wear my wedding set (sleep/shower/all the time)– but nothing else on my fingers.  Wearing a bunch of rings would almost make me claustrophobic at this point LOL, although I will wear my RHR for special occasions.



    I totally understand that your husband not wearing his ring would be a bummer- I know I’d be bummed, too.  But from a logical standpoint, I don’t know you can force someone to wear something they just aren’t comfortabe wearing.

    Is it possible he is afraid he will ruin it/scratch it?

    My husband’s ring still looks great– but since he works with his hands, it’s inevitable going to get scratches, etc….but we are totally ok with that– it’s meant to be worn!!


    Or, while I totally love the James Allen ring– is it just too wide for you husband?  That’s part of why I don’t wear rings anymore– many of the ones I used to wear were wider, and that’s what I no longer like.

    My husbands is 3mm- we specifically thought about the width of his ring very carefully before we chose the one.  Maybe try getting him something skinner and see if he can wear that?


    Here is my husbands and he loves it!

    Post # 13
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    He actually loves the ring, which surprised me since he’s not really a jewelry guy. He always wears it. He has an office job though, so he doesn’t need to take it off anyways.

    That said, my dad has never worn a ring. My brother does off and on. A lot of men in my family don’t wear rings. It’s fine. It’s not like their love or commitment wanes because of it.

    Post # 14
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013


    I read that as, “Wearing a ring with gloves is very annoying. I wore gloves at my previous job and actually lost a hand (from my right hand) because it just came off with the glove.”



    Post # 15
    6448 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @KimmySumShuga:  he wears it to work- most days but he doesn’t usually wear it outside of that. So no, I don’t think he really wears it in public.

    You said something about compromise and I think the watch would be a good compromise. I would ask if he would wear it everyday and go from there. Or else ask that he wear his ring when he leaves the house outside of going to work. Even if that means you need to remind him- perhaps he is just forgetful.

    Post # 16
    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

    @KimmySumShuga:  My FI will not be able to wear his while working but he plans to wear it on a necklace then and will wear it on his finger when he is not working.

    ETA: He will have a tattooed ring on that finger

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