bf/gf gets ring for each other on right hand ring finger

LOUISSSSS

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is this "socially" correct? since marriage would be getting a ring for the left hand ring finger?

or am i talking out or my ass
 
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I've had friends do this. I think it's supposed to symbolise some sort of commitment that's not at the level of marriage.
 

TheVrolok

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Originally posted by: GodlessAstronomer
I've had friends do this. I think it's supposed to symbolise some sort of commitment that's not at the level of marriage.

Promise rings? Eek. I suppose I could understand it, but I don't think I'd ever involve myself in such a transaction.
 

MotionMan

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Originally posted by: TheVrolok
Originally posted by: GodlessAstronomer
I've had friends do this. I think it's supposed to symbolise some sort of commitment that's not at the level of marriage.

Promise rings? Eek. I suppose I could understand it, but I don't think I'd ever involve myself in such a transaction.

Sounds like a Promise Ring to me.

MotionMan
 

OogyWaWa

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it was weird when my g/f requested what is known in japan as 'pair rings'. basically it isnt a promise ring, it isnt a marriage ring, or engagement rings, its just 'hey, we are dating' rings. lol kind of hard to understand when you consider rings only promise rings, engagement, and wedding bands, but i thought it was cool. i kind of like having it. whenever i'm down or want to meet to lady but cant, it reminds me of her. will be extra special when i've gotta return home i suppose :p
 

zerocool84

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Women put too much meaning into a stupid ring. No need to show off to other people that you're in a relationship. Just be in it.
 

Sentrosi2121

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I don't get Promise Rings. What are you promising? That you'll love each other forever? Then get engaged. Promise Rings rank right up there with the various Hallmark holidays out there. Utterly useless, in my opinion.
 

AreaCode707

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Female here. If it's not an engagement/wedding ring it's just a regular gift. "Promise" rings, "pair" rings, "dating" rings, whatever the frack women are calling them these days, are just forced and overly artificial attempts to add "special" status to a regular piece of jewelry, a little bit of emotional masturbation.

If you want to play into your gf's "special" fantasies that is perfectly within your right. There is no widespread social recognition of these trends though, so it's really just a you-and-her thing. From my perspective it's a bit pointless. Get a gift if you want but don't invent some "this means we're going to the non-existent next level" meaning for it.
 

jpeyton

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:laugh: Sure.....that'll last..... :laugh:
 

LS21

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placement of wedding ring varies from place to place around the world. some will wear it on right ring finger instead of left
 

eLiu

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Depends on where they're from. Some cultures (e.g. russian) wear the wedding ring on the right hand.
 

LumbergTech

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Originally posted by: zerocool84
Women put too much meaning into a stupid ring. No need to show off to other people that you're in a relatinoship. Just be in it.

I think it makes some women feel more comfortable when their man displays that he is taken.

Of course this is quite ignorant if you know too many men. Of course there are the greedy as hell women as well..
 

krunchykrome

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Originally posted by: GodlessAstronomer
I've had friends do this. I think it's supposed to symbolise some sort of commitment that's not at the level of marriage.

i think it's stupid

either get engaged/married or dont waste your money
 
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Originally posted by: zerocool84
Women put too much meaning into a stupid ring. No need to show off to other people that you're in a relatinoship. Just be in it.

Holy shit the logic you speak is making my head explode.....

Can I subscribe my gf to your newsletter?
 

rh71

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Originally posted by: LS21
placement of wedding ring varies from place to place around the world. some will wear it on right ring finger instead of left

russian colleague did this.
 

krunchykrome

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Originally posted by: zerocool84
Women put too much meaning into a stupid ring. No need to show off to other people that you're in a relatinoship. Just be in it.

It's tradition; stop being cheap
 

Cal166

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Originally posted by: rh71
Originally posted by: LS21
placement of wedding ring varies from place to place around the world. some will wear it on right ring finger instead of left

russian colleague did this.

You're correct, I have a Russian Co-worker that wears it on the right hand.
 

alkemyst

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People are too quick to make commitments like this when they should be out dating.

SET SAIL FOR FAIL!
 

KeithTalent

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My ex brother-in-law and his fiancee decided to tattoo each others names on their left ring fingers, after about 3 months of being together. Now they've postponed their wedding for an entire year and who knows if they will even stay together (I'm pretty sure he hates her now).

So in comparison to that, wearing a ring on your right hand is no big deal.

KT