Post # 61
I had a couple friends who got married back when we were in our late teens/early twenties and we did pass those rings around and all the girls tried them on. I think it’s a juvenile practice that comes with all the excitement. I am in my thirties… No one has ever asked to try my ring on. I would let someone close to me try it on if they asked, but not a stranger or someone I barely know.
Post # 62
When I was “waiting” I asked a good friend of mine if I could try hers on right after she got engaged and I was obsessed. If you’re close with the person I don’t think it’s a big deal. If someone I barely knew asked I would probably say no.
Post # 63
Exactly! If your close to the person I wouldn’t mind it at all, but then you hear about random strangers asking and it’s like wth?? lol!
Post # 64
I let people I know try it on (obviously not random people on the street). I think it’s flattering. 🙂
Post # 65
I’ve been asked this a number of times, and I always let others try it on. It’s a pretty ring so it’s fun to wear, what’s the big deal if they want to try it on?
Post # 66
When I was engaged previously a friend from school asked to try it on, we aren’t close but I felt awkward so I let her – I was so anxious the whole time she had it on!
This time around i think I will respond like roboteye: “I’m sentimental and never take it off”
Post # 67
Slightly different but my SO was recently a best man and was tasked with holding both rings. Pre-ceremony he showed them to me and the bride’s ring was so impossibly adorably tiny that I held it to take a closer look. My SO said something about trying it on, just to see if it would fit even half way down my finger and I quickly gave it back to him, something about putting on her band before she did seemed very disrespectful although until that second I hadn’t considered it at all. It is a different situation, but still.
I’m not engaged so I’m not sure how I would feel if someone asked me, but I don’t think I would ever ask anyone if I could try theirs, I can’t imagine a situation where I would ever really need/want to.
Post # 68
Yup…all my single coworkers. I’m not a fan of being the center if attention so one of my coworkers wore the ring so everyone would ask her about it. Another one wore it and then sent a picture to her boyfriend. I’m close to them so I don’t really mind. If it had been one that I disliked (she actually talked about her proposal when everyone was asking about mine and then later pretended like she didn’t know about it) I probably would have said no.
Post # 69
I’ve asked my bff to try her rings (original ering and wedding band then her upgraded anniversary set) on a few times over the years, and she never acted like it was a big deal. To me it wouldn’t be a big deal if a close friend or family member asked to try on my rings, I’d take it as a compliment. But no way will a stranger be trying my rings on.
Post # 70
Yes! A girl I work with asked me if she can try it on. I thought it was a very odd request, as I didn’t know her that well yet at that point. I didn’t really know what to say, so I was just like “sure…”. She sat right next to me, so I know she wasn’t trying to steal it or anything. Turns out, she loved talking weddings and we actually became pretty good friends. I always knew she was kind of… eccentric? (For lack of a better word lol). Shes a nice girl, but she moves to the beat her own drum, which is one of the things I like about her. Recently, we had a meeting and we ended up near a girl who had just gotten engaged. She asked this girl if she can try on her ring too and she let her.
If it was a complete stranger, hell no. But family and friends, I never minded
Post # 71
Yes and the asker was 8 🙂 I really don’t mind at all.
Post # 72
I think my cousin asked to try on my ring and I didn’t mind at all! I don’t care if it’s a close friend or relative, but I wouldn’t want a random person to try on my ring. I tried on a couple of friend’s rings years ago. Not sure if I asked or if they offered. I think it’s fun for people to try on rings when they’re trying to get an idea of what they want someday.
Post # 73
Wow you girls have me feeling crazy possessive cause…try on my ring? Yea, um NO lol I would probably tell an itsy bitsy lie like um its stuck, my fingers are swollen, can’t get it off, the dog ate my homework lol you get the picture.
Post # 74
Multiple friends and family members have asked to try it on. No big deal. My younger (20 year old cousin) even wore it around for 30 minutes or so. If a total stanger asked to try it on, I’m not sure how I would react.
Post # 75
My mom and sis both love trying on my ring.
My friend’s boyfriend also wanted to see it (off my finger) to get a feel for sizing / platinum when looking at rings for his own proposal.