Post # 1
So I JUST saw this in my news feed. It stuck out because it was so different I wanted to see what other bees think.
Newly engaged couple, so sweet, yay! However it was the man in the couple who changed his fb avatar to a picture of the ring, not the woman. I have NEVER seen this before. Tbh, after thinking about it, it’s not really a surprise with this guy. He’s very conservative Christian in his later 20’s, never had a relationship before this girl and they’ve been dating around a year. The whole time he’s been super puppy dog hopelessly in love all over fb, so I can see him doing it(actually surprised he didn’t proposed sooner!)
I know there’s a lot of etiquette/rules/judgment over when women post their ring pictures, but what about the guy? How does that make you feel?
I also wonder if its just straight woman who have a stigma to deal with when showing off their rings. Thinking back on my gay/lesbian couple friends, when they posted their ring pics people didn’t seem as opinionated over it. Do you think your sexual orientation and partner affect how people feel about ‘showing off’ engagement rings?
Post # 3
I’ve never shown mine off and I’m a girl. People asked to see it I never shoved it in anyone’s face 😀
Did the guy post it to show what *he* is worth? 😉 LOL
Post # 4
I love facebook ring photos, I’m nosey and I want to see it, as long as you don’t have entier albums dedicated to it, or aren’t posting photos everyday.
As for a man posting, hey makes perfect sense to me. Going by the traditional route, a man saves up quite a substantial amount of money, takes the time and effort into going out a find something that his fiancee will (hopefully) love, why not be proud and show it off?To be it’s no different than people who post their new car, xbox, cell phone, weird gadget that I don’t understand…. house whatever. I also dont care when people post these other things as well.
I have seen a few men do this, or a photo of them proposing, I think it’s sweet. I also love the photos of men kissing the womans hand and you can clearly see it’s meant to show off the ring.
People are excited, I don’t think it’s fair to pee on their parade.
Post # 5
I think it’s quite sweet in a cheesy way. He’s clearly very excited and happy. That should be celebrated there’s enough negativity around already.
i also don’t think that there’s an issue with this post coming from a man. My husband more of a sap than me, some men are just that way naturally
Post # 6
I’m pleasantly surprised that everyone is positive so far.
To be clear, I personally love seeing ring pictures posted by anyone. I love happy life events and I feel that its pretty standard to only want to show ones best side of fb, like a first date or job interview, lol.
I do know that quite a lot of people feel very strongly about what is/isn’t polite about showing off rings so was intrigued to see if its different when a man does it as opposed to a woman.
I was however thrown to see a straight man post a pic, mainly because I’ve never seen it so it was like seeing ostrich walking on the side walk, you take notice because its out of the ordinary.
@babycuddlebee: No I don’t think it was like that. He’s a super romantic type so it seemed more out of a lot of affection. It was a store professional photo though, not on her hand, so I guess it could have been interpreted that way even though that’s not how I took it.
Post # 7
@southsun: I think it’s really sweet.
I recently saw a (gay) man change his profile pic to his left hand holding a champagne glass showing his ring. I thought that was really nice and understated
Post # 8
I see men doing it all the time on my facebook, didn’t realize it was a ‘thing’ or ‘non-thing’ to do.
Post # 9
I think it’s sweet. He’s probably really happy she said yes.
Post # 9
southsun: I bet he was just proud of the gift he gave her, and excited to be engaged.
I am with PoppyH: that I like them because I’m nosey. 😉
Post # 10
I think its always tacky to blantantly show off an expensive object in public- online* or in real life.
*dont think its rude on the bee as people are here to share and gather info about wedding stuff. And its anonymous (in theory)
Post # 11
southsun: Ring pics are whatev to me. I’d rather see a pic than no pic. I put mine up for a few days because some people asked on FB, but I took it down after that.
This is sort of a similar story, but FI and I hunt. I shot my first deer this year (yay!). I had been hunting with him for a few years now and came up empty every year. So when I finally got one, a very nice buck with a decent rack, I was PUMPED! It was such an emotional and exciting experience, and I wanted to share it with all of my friends on FB. So I asked FI to send me the pictures he took of me with the deer out in the field. Well, he posted them to FB when I thought he was texting them to me. He put a cute little caption like “My honey’s first deer!”, so he was obviously really happy for me and meant well, but I was a little bummed that he put the pictures up onto his page when I wanted to be the one to share them.
So it’s kind of a similar story as the one you shared lol I think guys just like to show off the women that they love, whether it’s by posting a picture of the ring they bought for them, or posting a picture of the deer she shot haha
Post # 12
My fiance proposed to me on FB, so I don’t mind