Warning: This article may upset the ‘lovey dovey’ women (you know, the Cinderella-happily-ever-after-romcom-sex-and-the-city-bridget-jones-diary types) who believe wedding rings must be worn at all times after the marriage ceremony is long over. On the other hand, this article may simultaneously excite newly married men (among others) who can’t wait to take their wedding
shackles bands off. And for those of you who aren’t sure how you’ll react, well…just read on and see which way you’ll sway.
1. Wrong size. If the ring is a very
lose loose fit then the man’s probably going to loose lose the ring. If it’s a very tight fit then this would probably happen after a few months. Of course there’s usually the recommendation to re-size the ring…but seriously, who ever gets round to doing that after the wedding ceremony?
2. Discomfort. Apart from irritation (which may vary from just reaction to Nickel) it may just feel like extra weight (‘yeah right’ I hear the ladies say). For hands-on type of men it would be in the way if, for instance, you’re a gym instructor and you lift weights which result in blisters from the extra friction.
3. Carelessness. Some men take off their rings each time they’re taking a shower or participating in sports
or doing the dishes. Such men may genuinely forget to put their rings back on (to the annoyance of their other better halves). Where such rings become missing, the men will buy a replacement…when hell freezes over.
4. Choice. Dear women, believe it or not but there are men out there who never took a liking to wearing any piece of jewelry whatsoever. Not every man is ‘down with the bling’. Conservative types tend to think it’s all a bit flashy. In some dodgy parts of the world an expensive-looking ring is an invitation to armed robbers (and if the ring is too tight when they apprehend you, this may happen).
5. Infidelity. Introducing the dreaded word no married woman wants to hear (and also the word most female readers scrolled down this article to find – as you can see, I didn’t disappoint 🙂 No woman wants to marry a player. But if a man is not happy in his marriage, bored, feeling inadequate, overly curious, finally getting a close encounter with this childhood crush…or worse still, he’s a sexaholic (here’s one site designed to help sex addicts achieve sobriety), then I think his wedding ring would be coming on and off more times than the lingerie of a high-end stripper (I’m just saying…).
Okay, okay, this is a scary topic for some but there’s no need for women to fear. Now you’ve got your checklist so hopefully there should be a lesser chance of any unpleasant surprises. And if you’re religious PRAY!
**Featured response from Kiwidutch:
“Married for 18 years and both Himself and I wear our rings full time and both like it that way.
I’ve had my wedding and engagement rings off five times: in hospital twice when in hospital having our kids, twice because of operations (taking them off is mandatory) and once both had to be cut off after an accident on holiday where my fingers bent right back and my fingers swelled up like sausages, the circulation to my finger was in danger and my finger was so huge it took them over an hour to cut it off. It was painful too.
When I was in hospital having the babies, and operations Himself kept my rings safe whilst he waited and after the accident one of the first things we did when we got home was to have both rings repaired so that I get them back on as soon as possible.
Himself is more comfortable with his on, it’s been off once during an operation and I wore it on a chain around my neck whilst he was in the operating theatre.
They are a symbol that we are together and since nothing on the list pertains to us, I see us both wearing our rings for a very very long time into the future 😀 ”
*My article was based on a mini survey I carried out with married and unmarried men*
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