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Ringless Men

April 5th, 2011 by     

It’s probably a hot topic in the wedding blogosphere so let me throw this out here: Prince William is not planning on wearing a wedding band.

I was listening to the morning show on my way into work and they were discussing his decision to forgo the traditional wedding band. Of course the man on the show was all for it and stated that he had no intentions of wearing one either.

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Boy would I be steamed if Lilac Dude announced his intentions of not wearing a ring. Luckily, I have one of those men who has strong opinions and likes to have nice things… including a wedding band. Hence my man has diamonds in his band.

A reason that the radio guy cited for not wanting to wear one is that he’s just not a “jewelry guy” and would feel weird with a ring on.

I strongly believe that men should wear their wedding rings (as should women, but that’s not as common of an issue) because it’s a sign to people that you’re committed to someone else, many (not all however) single ladies will not flirt with men in rings which removes temptation, glancing down and seeing at points during the day reminds you of your wife… and may prompt you to do sweet things that she likes.

Plus, after a very short time of wearing a ring you get used to it and it doesn’t feel foreign anymore.

The wedding ring was so important to my parents that when both of their jobs were damaging their wedding bands and/or causing danger to their hands, they went out and got them tattooed.

What would you do if your guy decided not to wear a wedding ring?

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4 Responses to “Ringless Men”

  1. Marcella Says:

    I am getting married September 10, 2011 and we have decided to go ahead with exchanging rings but due to my soon to be husbands job ( electrician) he will not be able to wear his ring while working! At first I was a little upset! Then after giving it some thought a ring could be dangerous for him! I feel that a commitment to someone has nothing to do with the RING!

  2. Magnolia Says:

    Personally I would also be upset if Mr. Magnolia didn’t want to wear a ring. I think that if the nature of your work allows you to wear jewelry, then you should. As you say, the rings are symbolic and do show the rest of the world that you’re married. And that’s important.

  3. Michelle Marston Says:

    I would have been very upset if hubby had said that he didn’t want to wear a wedding band when we got married 16 years ago. But, the reality of aging has set in. We have both gained weight over the years and my finger joints swelled after having two children. Neither one of us can wear our wedding rings anymore. We haven’t worn them in about 4 years! At first it bothered me, but now I just don’t even think about it. I love my man, he loves me and I trust him beyond anything. So the rings are really just for show and not representative of our commitment to each other. Still . . . I will get those rings re-sized. Some day.

  4. Lauren Says:

    Honestly a lot of guys don’t like wedding rings, not because they aren’t devoted, but because they don’t like how it feels on their hands. Some guys don’t like them because they have jobs that they can’t wear jewelery too ( factory, welders, mechanics, etc.), so they don’t see the point of having them. I think that the suggestion can be made for the man to wear the ring, but if he opts not to, maybe ask about a tattoo or some other form of showing his commitment. But I don’t think men should be forced to wear a ring per say.

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