First, your homework: read this article from one of my favorite blogs, The Frisky. Interesting perspectives, huh?
Anyone who knows me well knows I am the president of the MMSWR Club (that’s the Married Men Should Wear Rings Club for the uninitiated.) As a single person, it bugged me so much to get the courage to go talk to a guy only to find out I was wasting time on someone taken. Or worse – they responded and I had to find out the hard way they were someone else’s catch. Married, I look at a ring as a symbol of our commitment to each other. Our proclamation to the world that, “I am spoken for by someone I love so much that I’m wearing jewelry for the first time!” (Ok, that’s Randy’s statement…I’ve loved wearing my ring from day one and except for working out, sleeping, or showering this puppy is never coming off!)
I don’t buy the “I don’t wear jewelry” excuse, nor the “I lost it and it’s too expensive to replace” reasoning. Randy got a wicked cool ring made out of tungsten carbid for WAY under $100. This fancy metal looks like pewter (i.e. manly) and can take a beating. And should it someday fling itself into a river, well, we can probably find another $100.
So that’s my opinion… what do you think? I hope someone disagrees with me. I bet there are a bunch of varying opinions on this one.