I think of matching rings as a sign of commitment. I'm trying to figure out why my friend keeps telling me that my boyfriend buying us rings is us basically getting engaged. I mean yes there is symbolism behind it, but does it really signify marriage? Its not a promise ring. It supposed to represent our love and our future together but what I want to know is how guys view this, if you really loved a girl and wanted to marry her next year would this be basically getting engaged or is it really the thought that counts or am I just lost?