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

posted 5 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 # 16
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Why should it not be a thing?

    Post # 17
    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Well, my Fiance hates rings, so this is a no-go for us, but whatever, if someone else wants one, they should go for it.

    Post # 18
    9544 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    While my husband and I were wedding planning we bought his ring and he wanted to start wearing it while we were still engaged. I got to wear a ring, so why shouldn’t he? I certainly didn’t need to give him permission, but I did tell him I thought it was sweet and nice that he’d be able to get used to it before the wedding (he actually ended up buying a smaller size because after wearing it for a couple weeks he didn’t like how loose his original was). 

    So, OP, do you see something wrong with that?

    Post # 19
    5224 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I wonder what would happen if all men starting demanding rings worth thousands of dollars before they felt comfortable being engaged. 


    Post # 21
    804 posts
    Busy bee

    spazzychica:  I don’t get why it’s so ridiculous to you? I find it far more ridiculous that women want to wear dresses that make them feel like “princesses” than a man wanting to wear a piece of jewellery.

    vhenke1:  You realise gay men are men? They don’t magically morph into women because they’re gay.

    Post # 22
    325 posts
    Helper bee

    I feel like you are backpedaling a bit from the tone of your original thread. Then again, it’s the internet. 

    It’s a big corporate jewelry gimmick to market something that many couples have been doing for years already in hopes that they make it an actual cultural tradition for the masses. Which means, more money for them. As for the ring itself, it’s not really anyone’s business to judge how a couple decides to signify their commitment to one another. 

    Post # 23
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My future brother in law wears an “man-gagement ring”. I asked him once why he was wearing his wedding ring already, and he explained it was his engagement ring. I didn’t blink an eye. It’s not the “norm” but that doesn’t mean it’s weird. As another person said, it could be for a homesexual couple as well. Some men are more into accessories and fashion, or want to show their status as a taken man. And why is the woman the only one that gets a present or some bling? To each their own I say. 

    I agree the term is pretty lame though. haha

    Post # 24
    9224 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i knew a guy who wore one in 2001.  also, what if the girl proposes.  why shouldn’t the man show he is engaged as well  or does that not count?

    Post # 25
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Some men like to wear rings. My dad wears a RHR. I don’t see anything wrong with a man wearing an engagement ring – whether to signify that he’s engaged or just because he fancies a ring. 

    I do wonder though if (most) men plan to wear the two rings on the same finger. Just because mens rings are generally thicker. I don’t know any men who wear engagement rings to ask.

    Post # 26
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    I actually purchased an engagement ring for my Fiance. He wanted one and picked out an octopus one. It’s just something he wanted. Also, as something to show that he’s taken.

    Post # 27
    533 posts
    Busy bee

    I bought my Fiance a promise ring when he bought me my first ring since we wanted to both have symbols of commitment. When he ordered my official engagement ring, I got him a new ring too. He loves the idea of having a ring, and we never called it “man-gagement”. The term is stupid, the idea is traditional in many cultures and religions. Once we start shopping for wedding bands, you can bet your butt that my future husband is getting another ring too 😛

    Post # 28
    325 posts
    Helper bee

    Mrs.Daly:  My Darling Husband wanted to wear an engagament ring, for whatever reason. He’s not a jewelry guy, but was so proud and happy to be engaged that I guess he wanted to flaunt it. I thought it was super cute, and obviously wasn’t going to tell him no. 

    So, I let him pick it out, bought it and he wore it during the engagement process. For the wedding, I picked out an upgraded (higher quality, more expensive) ring that I gave to him during the ceremony. He wears the e-ring when he is “dressed down”. So, for work (very physical career), during day-to-day. He wears the nicer wedding band all other times when he is dressed up… Weekends, vacations, date nights, etc. He def wouldn’t be able to wear both together. 

    Post # 29
    180 posts
    Blushing bee

    I don’t think that I’m going to be able to get my Darling Husband to wear a wedding band, let alone a ring prior to marriage. But in his family, they just don’t wear them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen his Dad wear a band, his older brother and I’ve seen his middle brother wear his but only on rare occassions.

    Post # 30
    176 posts
    Blushing bee

    I know people hate hearing this, but a lot of the traditions associated with weddings are just really successful marketing ploys to make us think we have to buy things.  Diamond engagement rings are the #1 worst offender in that respect – they are literally an invention of the Da Beers cartel.  If marketers can convince men that they need engagement rings too, that doubles the market for them.

    The fact that people have such a negative reaction to men’s engagement rings but take women’s engagement rings for granted is funny to me.  Engagement rings in general are totally unnecessary.   But as long as we’re going to have them, why not both genders?

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