I've been looking into marriage for a long time, the works, the starts, the procedure. but I've never gotten the ring. Why is it that an object (specified by women on how much it should be worth) is so important. when we date, its all words, the only thing binding marriage is the legal aspects? where does a ring come in? I have my theories on both ends, i just want to see what you girls have to offer.. And guys... you are the ones that have to go through it, so im definitely listening.
Why the ring? Women don't wana be objects, why accept something that makes it so?
Most Helpful Girl
I think when it comes to the ring it's many things. For some women it's representative of how much her guy loves her, something she can show off to her friends and be damn proud of or for some more conservative ladies it's more of a personal thing. I don't know if for guys it's the same thing it may be that guys really do show through a ring just how much they love their girl others I'm not sure. I don't think it's a matter of owning the person per-say more so of saying I love someone and I have someone and I'm proud to show it off by wearing this ring. When you see a ring you know that persons taken by someone and they wear their ring proudly because most often they will use their left hand to do things both consciously and unconsciously because they just want the whole damn world to know I'm marrying someone or I'm married to someone. A lot of thought can go into a ring as some guys do make it personal by using certain gems or getting certain cuts of ring types. For some people it's symbolic of their love for each not just the marriage. I think it really depends on the people themselves0
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Most Helpful Guy
Exactly, there is way too much emphasis on a wedding ring. It does not make a man a better husband. That said if a man will cough up a certain amount for a ring, then that is an indicator he will not be a cheapskate. Ring and love do not correlate. Advertising and media has influenced women to think that way. The excuse is that men can instantly see that you are taken. My personal opinion, by the way a woman interacts with another man should easily exemplify that she is married.2