Man-gagement Rings… Why is this a thing?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you think about "Man-gagement" rings?
    What the??? Just no. : (62 votes)
    38 %
    That's cute but I wouldn't get one : (38 votes)
    23 %
    That's awesome! I totally wanna get my man a "man-gagement" ring : (42 votes)
    25 %
    Other : (23 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    4367 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Some men want the ring just as much as the lady.  It’s not to be flashy about it, but just to show that they’re taken.  Honestly, I could care less if my SO would want one.  It’s definitely not something I’ll bring up to him.

    Post # 3
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee

    Msybe for gay guys who want to get married too 

    Post # 4
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    spazzychica:  What is there to “get”? Do you have a problem with men wanting to wear a symbol of their commitment like women typically choose to do?

    Post # 5
    1317 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: A very pretty church.

    Why not? *shrug*

    Post # 6
    4040 posts
    Honey bee

    Why shouldn’t it be a thing? 

    Post # 7
    1260 posts
    Bumble bee

    spazzychica:  I hate the word, not the idea. I generally roll my eyes at anytime media/marketing genders a word that has zero gender to it whatsoever

    Post # 8
    4541 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I knew a guy back in 2004 who wore one, so they’re not super new. I always thought it was kind of weird though, as I got the impression his fiance forced him to wear it so other girls would know he was taken before the wedding. 

    I got my FI an engagement watch, not so much as a symbol of being “taken” but because he loves watches and he should get a gift too!

    Post # 9
    1737 posts
    Bumble bee

    Well, in some relationships, both partners like to have an engagement ring.

    Post # 10
    773 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t love the word and my FI doesn’t have one, but I do like the idea.  Women have a piece of jewelry that makes a big statement that they’re not available, why not men too?

    Post # 11
    1337 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    i know a guy who wear promise rings, not mangagement. that word is strange haha. but the couple is japanese and in a LDR and he said she wanted other people to know he is taken. it’s a beautiful white gold ring, engraved from tiffany. i really thought he was married when i first met him. haha. 

    Post # 12
    2910 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    spazzychica: for the same reason engagement rings are a thing. 

    Post # 13
    14067 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Why are engagement rings a thing?  What’s the difference?  Looks like wedding band to me anyways.

    Post # 14
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    The idea doesn’t bother me, though I’ve never heard of it before. But I HATE the name. Seriously, wtf? Are “engagement” rings too feminine, and even though the guy is getting the EXACT SAME THING as his female fiance, he has to stick the word “man” in front of it so the world…remembers he’s a man? Ugh. If a guy wants an engagement ring, he should get an engagement ring. Plain and simple.

    Post # 15
    282 posts
    Helper bee

    My FI said he wanted a ring too, to show that he is taken. So I bought him one, and we’re getting married next year. I don’t care at all that he’s wearing his wedding ring before the wedding. A bunch of my friends husbands did the same thing. 


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