Post # 1
Hey bees, I’ve got a quick question for you! While ring shopping together and then again when the ring we picked out for me came in the mail, my SO kept asking why he doesn’t get an engagement ring. I thought at first while we were ring shopping he was just being silly, but when he brought it up again when my ring came, I felt like he was deffinately being serious. This is something I had never really considered, but now that I think about it, I certainly wouldn’t mind having him clearly displaying that he is off the market! I’ve seen alot of really cool sterling silver rings on etsy, and I was thinking I could get him something like that for around a hundred bucks and he could wear it as a right hand ring after the wedding. Any thoughts on this? Have any other bees considered or went through with getting their man an engagement ring…with our without you yourself doing the proposal, because I understand thats a whole other situation! Thanks!
Post # 3
My husband wore an engagement ring. He bought it himself and now that were married he wants me to put it into a necklace design so he can continue to wear it. It doesn’t fit on any of his other fingers but he’s very attached to it. =) I thought it was sweet he wanted to show the world he was taken and that he couldn’t wait a year and a half to wear a wedding band hehe.
Post # 4
I gave my DH an engagement ring and he never wants to take it off 🙂 Men too can be sentimental 🙂
Post # 5
My SO isn’t even all that excited about wearing a wedding band (the actual act of wearing one, not what it symbolizes). I could never talk him into an e-ring.. haha
Post # 6
He is a tradesmen so wearing any kind of ring is dangerous. He will probably not wear his wedding ring much when we get it so there is no point in an engagment ring.
Post # 7
I never heard of it until coming on this site. But, there are definitely people ou there who do. After hearing about it, I asked my Fiance what he thought and if he wanted one (wasn’t sure if I was missing something I was supposed to know about!) and he said no way. I guess he’s just traditional in that sense. Do what works for you guys though.
Post # 8
I live in Korea where most men who have a girlfriend wear rings on their ring finger. They’re called couple’s rings and they’re matching for men and women.
So…if anyone thinks an male engagement ring is strange, tell them to get cultured!
Post # 9
We’re not engaged yet but my SO wanted a ring. I have a beautiful Tacori diamonique ring that I wear on my left hand when we go out and he wanted a ring of his own. He was so excited when he got it, it was so cute! For his bday I “upgraded” his ring and got it engraved.
Post # 10
Aww…I’m glad a couple of you ladies have also had men who wanted to wear engagement rings…I thought it was very sweet that my SO mentioned multiple times that he wanted to know how it was going to be symbolized that he was taken, and especially now that I know its not terribly uncommon I think I’ll get him one and suprise him with it sometime after he proposes to me (still waiting, haha).
Post # 11
Mr CL and I always planned to have a long engagement, and I bought his e-ring for our first engagement anniversary. He loves it, and has said he’ll probably wear it as a RHR after the wedding. He’s even having his wedding ring made to complement it. It’s tungsten and somewhat similar to this one.
My decision to buy it all sprung from my feminist English teacher asking me why I had a ring and he didn’t. And after that I thought “Do you know, I have no idea why!” It was a huge surprise for him and I love that he loves it. I say definitely go for it, if he’s up for it! It’s something a bit different and fun, plus it’s nice to know that he’s showing off his commitment to others.
Post # 12
It’s traditional here that plain bands are the engagement rings, and both the man and woman get one.
Post # 13
My coworker wears one and it seriously confuses everyone in the office b/c it looks just like a wedding band. He wears it on his right hand, though.
Post # 14
My Hunny has a tungsten e-ring and he”ll wear it on his right hand after we get married. Its actually extremely common in other parts of the world, Europe especially, only in North America is it uncommon. I like the fact that it shows he’s half of a whole… in fact its downright sexy!
Post # 15
My Fiance and I have stainless steel bands that we had engraved at the mall. They were on the inexpensive side ($20 each) but mean the world to us. We wear them on our right hands. I will continue to wear mine on my RH, and since we’re planning to buy him a blinged out diamond wedding band that can’t be worn for work, he’ll wear his SS band as his wedding band at work.
Post # 16
I come from a culture in which an engagement ceremony consists of the EXCHANGE of rings between the couple. My mom actually freaked out when I told her we weren’t buying my Fiance an engagement ring. She kept asking if I was sure him and his family wouldn’t be expecting one. Honestly, I’m not even sure how often mine will even wear his wedding band. He has trouble with rings. He inherited one from his dad when he passed away. He was very attached to this ring but was only able to wear it on his finger for a a couple of weeks and then ended up putting it on a chain.
So in answer to your question, if your SO wants to wear it you should absolutely go for it!