Post # 61
It’s a beautiful ring and you love it. That’s what matters and the haters and suck it.
There will always be people who judge your choices, especially (unfortunately) when your choices go against the grain. The good news is that on the whole, I do believe that society is becoming much more accepting of a wider, less rigid definition of masculinity. That doesn’t mean everyone buys in, though.
If the social pressure, comments, etc are getting to you so much that it is affecting your enjoyment of the ring, there is no shame in choosing to switch to something a little more toned down. You shouldn’t be pressured to bow to social norms but at the same time you don’t need to feel pressured to accept discomfort as the price you pay for standing your ground. You need to do what is best for you and makes you both happy and comfortable.
Post # 62
The ring my fiancé proposed with was a coin made into a ring. It has special significance because of the year of the coin. This coin ring is one of my most prized possessions. While my fiancé kept saying it was a “placeholder” ring until I could go and pick out the ring I wanted, I would have been happy if it was “the” ring. Anyway I did end up getting another ring and I wear the placeholder ring on my right hand. Every time I look at it I smile and how much thought he put into this ring and proposing to me. I almost want to cry right now just thinking about it.
The point to this story? SO MANY people have laughed or been downright rude about the placeholder ring. Someone had the gall to say they would have turned him down if he proposed with that ring. None of it matters to me. I love the ring, I love him. If I lost my engagement ring I would be upset but not the end of the world, if I lost the “placeholder” ring I would be <u>completely devastated</u>. All that matters is what the ring means to you and that you smile every time you look at it and think of how lucky you are to be spending the rest of your life with your best friend.
Post # 63
ajbee93 : looks perfect on you. Ignore the negativity, they have no control of your joy.
Post # 64
It’s beautiful, never stop doing you 🙂
Post # 65
If I saw you wearing it, I would make a point of complimenting you.
I never understood why men don’t want them some sparkly diamond action 🙂
Post # 66
In my line of work you see lots of men with big fat diamonds. I would not even look twice. Congrats and wear it in good health.
Post # 67
Do you love your ring? Plain and simple, it’s nobody’s business if it’s what you wanted. People don’t understand that if you don’t have anything nice to say, keep your trap shut!