(Closed) Male engagement ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should he get a male engagement ring?
    Yes : (91 votes)
    54 %
    No : (78 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 138
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @rach122:  I think your assumption isn’t correct. I’m married to a “mountain man”, i.e. from the Oregon forest in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, who was worked as a park ranger his whole life, who owns 3 guns and shoots his own meat, and he has worn a ring for the whole time I knew him. He started wearing one at 19 and has worn it ever since. He was excited to wear his wedding band instead of the old ring when we got married. His previous ring was aluminum, and his wedding band is titanium with a rose gold inlay. 

    Just because a man wants to wear a ring doesn’t make him girly. It’s probably not accurate to say that “most” men don’t want to wear rings or would be laughed at for wearing a ring. I’m sure some men do, but there are also many who do not feel uncomfortable and like to show their commitment to the women in their lives.

    Post # 139
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mirabell35:  All I said was I am not attracted to a man that would want to do this.

    Post # 140
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    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m not saying he won’t wear one…just that a man is uncomfortable because he isn’t used to wearing jewelry…so I think it’s weird a man would want to wear one BEFORE getting married.

    @rach122:  Okay, but that isn’t all you said, and the bolded part above was an incorrect overgeneralization… I’m not going to argue with you about it, I’ve voiced my opinion and I don’t have anything more to say about it.

    Post # 141
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    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Mine didn’t but apparently my dad did. The weird thing was, my dad never had a wedding ring though whereas obviosly FH will.

    Post # 142
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    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mirabell35:  Woop woop! Have a great day 🙂

    Post # 143
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    740 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @SpecialSundae:  because I PERSONALLY don’t like the idea of my partner looking like he’s marreid before the actual event and it somehow in my view, diminishes the value of the wearing of the wedding band thereafter.

    I saw my partner’s cousin wearing his ‘engagement’ band (which is supposed to be worn on the right hand) on his ring finger on his left hand and i just found it weird he looked married before he’s actually married. That’s just my opinion, please don’t get defensive and upset just because your partner chose to wear one

    Post # 144
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    Honey Beekeeper

    Can we cool it on the back and forth and all of the threadjacking, pretty please? Monday mornings are tough enough as it is. 😉

    Post # 145
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    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @londonchick:  I’m not upset, although I know I have got upset on boards before; I was simply curious.

    Your explanation does make a lot of sense and I can understand your logic.

    I think part of why my fiance wanted to wear one was so that he would look married when he was working at night (as previously he’d worn another ring on that finger at that job to try to ward off some of the more unpleasant come-ons).

    Post # 146
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @londonchick:  This! 

    @rach122:  I got jumped on too for voicing my opinion.  To me a wedding band is special and I was looking forward to my husband wearing that but for some reason I was wrong for saying that.  How sad is it that people get so offeneded and deffensive by other peoples opinions if they are different then their own! Im offended by poeple being offended b/c they dont like my opinion lol

    make sure you voice your opinion only if it agrees!

     

    Post # 147
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    740 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Future Mrs K:  sorry i didn’t get what you meant by ‘this’?

    Post # 148
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Future Mrs K:  I think it’s more when it’s phrased along the lines of “no one should do it because it’s weird/wrong” rather than “it’s not right for my fiance and I and we wouldn’t want to do it” that people get upset or offended.

    Post # 151
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @SpecialSundae:  i appreciate what you’re saying but does a man really need to show he’s ‘taken’ before he’s married? If someone comes on to him he can simply say ‘I am engaged, please go away’? At least women have the option of having a stark difference between the e-ring and wedding band. For a bloke, a band is just a band

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