(Closed) What is your opinion

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I personally think it’s for younger girls. FI gave me mine when I was 19, he was 20. It was a “I promise to be with you forever but we’re too young to marry right now” kinda thing. So I think for older couples who are buying a ring and have their lives in order, it should just be an engagement not a promise. 

Post # 4
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Personally, I think of promise rings as being for high school kids. My ex-boyfriend gave me a promise ring when we were 16, so maybe that’s why I view it that way.

Post # 5
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Definitely for younger girls.


Post # 6
3214 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I thought promise rings didn’t make any damn sense even when I was in high school, so I definitely don’t think they make sense for adults!

Post # 8
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When I hear of promise rings, I associate them with young girls.  I don’t quite understand them, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the idea either.

Post # 9
862 posts
Busy bee

I have always thought that they were for younger girls. Which I think is kind of cute and sweet in it’s own way. Then again I also feel that a promise ring is what someone gives the other to make them STFU already about wanting to get engaged.

Post # 10
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I just wanted a promise ring to show people where I worked that i DID have a boyfriend.  Now they know I’m engaged, but I just felt like I needed to show I was taken already.

Post # 11
595 posts
Busy bee

Definitely younger girls (highschool age).

Post # 12
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For any age.

No matter what age, a promise to be together is still a promise; a ring to go with that promise is really nice.

Post # 13
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I never understood the point of a promise ring. To me they make no sense.

Post # 14
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i’ve only ever had 1 promise ring.  i was 16 i think. 

i never really thought about if promise rings are for just young girls.  i suppose they don’t have to be.

Post # 15
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

DH gave me a promise ring for our first anniversary. We were 22, and I wore it up until the day he proposed which was just shy of my 26th birthday. We do consider my ering to be the “upgrade” of my promise ring. So I guess, if you want you could call it my original ering and we just had a really really long engagement. Since we committed to marrying each other when he gave me the promise ring, just like you do with an ering.

So to me a promise ring and an ering seem to be the same thing. Except that with a promise ring an upgrade is expected? I dunno..just my 2 cents.

Post # 16
6317 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@BrittanyE:  I’ve always thought of them as rings for younger girls. I don’t think there’s anything wrong w. wearing a ring on your left hand from your SO that is a pre-engagement ring of sorts, though. I guess it’s just terminology, but I always think teenagers when I hear the term ‘promise ring’.

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