What do you think of mangagement rings?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Men who wear engagement rings
    Good : (40 votes)
    63 %
    Bad : (23 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 17
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    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Hey we wear one…why shouldn’t he? As long as your both on board!

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I bought my Fiance a titanium ring close to the style he wants in white gold, just to be sure that he really liked that style before dropping $700 on it, and now he wears it daily and gets upset if it’s lost. It’s too big and cost $10, but he loves wearing it. I’m not complaining, haha. He can wear whatever rings as he does/doesn’t desire.

    Post # 19
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I bought my Boyfriend or Best Friend a silicone ring as part of an inside joke + for him to wear to the gym and to work when we get married. He’s casually mentioned that he might wear it on his right hand when we’re formally engaged. I think it’s a sweet gesture. 

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    cmsgirl :  me too lol 

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    fabulous :  no it wasn’t that you offended me. It’s just generally I don’t like the term, I wish we could just call them engagement rings. Regardless of which gender wears them! It’s more like an annoyance than causing offence!

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    My brother wore one, because my SIL (who I like very much) is really insecure and insisted that he wear one. 

    I don’t think a man wearing an engagement ring is good or bad. I think the reason he’s wearing it can be good or bad. Forcing a guy to wear one because you are insecure and think it will stop women from hitting on him or somehow prevent cheating (which it won’t) is bad. A guy wearing one because he wants to? You do you, buddy.

    It’s such a small thing that most people won’t notice or give a second thought to.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee

    I don’t think engagement rings for men are either good or bad. I also don’t think engagement rings for women are either good or bad. It’s just what it is.

    I think if  guy wants to wear a ring to show his commitment at the next stage of his relationship, then he should feel comfortable doing that. And I think it’s awesome if/when guys get nice engagement gifts (whether rings or not) from their partners when engaged – as it seems unfair that only one person gets a fancy gift.

    Like PP, I really don’t like the phrase “mangagement” ring. It doesn’t offend me, but I think it’s stupid and creates a divide and enforces the stereoptype of man wearing an engagement ring being weird or odd. We don’t call pants for women womants, so why call engagement rings for men mangagement rings?

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee

    It is common in some cultures for men to wear the ring as well during engagement. 

    Post # 25
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    Blushing bee

    My background is Brazilian, and that’s the norm for us – men and women both wear engagement rings (which are traditionally bands) on their right hand up until the day of the wedding, at which point they take their rings off as they are put on their left hands during the ceremony. American influence is changing this slowly though, so a lot of women nowadays will have a ring with a stone on it during the engagement and add the wedding band later, but men usually keep the same ring. 

     

    I personally find it very bizarre to have only the woman wear an engagement ring! 

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    fabulous :  It’s cultural – definitely prevalent in many Latin American countries. I think it’s great! 

    Post # 27
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    5049 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    US Bee here, and while I fully respect other cultures I do not feel “mangagement” rings are either good or bad.

    In the US if a man was to wear a ring on his right hand I would think it was an ornamental accessory and nothing more.  If a man was to wear a ring on his left hand, ring finger I would assume it is a symbol of marriage.

    With that said, my Brother-In-Law who was previously married, lives in the US and is Cypriot wore his wedding band on his right hand per tradition.  My husband opted to wear his wedding band on his left hand.

    I suppose what matters most is the symbolism it represents between the two individuals in a relationship and not how the outside world will interpret it.

    Post # 28
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    Once we got engaged he really wanted a ring so I bought him one and he wore it on his left hand until the day we got married, now he wears his wedding band on his left hand and his engagement ring on his right hand 

    Post # 29
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    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    My fiancé wanted a ring too and who am I to say no? Lol. He’s not the best with keeping track of things though so we decided to go with an inexpensive “practice ring” for now. I did make sure he knew that if he wore it on his left hand people are going to assume he was married and he doesn’t care about that.

    He goes back and forth between no ring, left hand and right hand (the rings a bit too big and his right hand is a little bigger so I think it’s just a comfort thing), but he is cute and always wears it on the left when we go out. 

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I agree with PPs that “mangagement” is a dumb term, but my husband did exactly what your Fiance is doing. He started wearing his ring as soon as it arrived from the Etsy seller, a few months before the wedding. He said he wanted to get used to how it felt, plus I got to wear a ring, and he was excited to show it off. He didn’t do a separate engagement ring, he just wore his wedding band before the wedding. He got teased about it a little by (guy) friends at work, but most of our female friends found it sweet (as did I).

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