Should Guys Wear Wedding Rings? (Prince William Won't)

Living 2011/04/03 11:00:00
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It always annoys us when men don't wear wedding rings. Women usually wear them -- why shouldn't guys publicly acknowledge that they're off the market, too?

So we were surprised to hear that the seemingly smitten Prince William will not wear a ring after he marries Kate Middleton on April 29.

But before you cry foul, you might want to hear the explanation.

"It's quite common for there to just be the one ring in society or royal weddings," a Clarence House spokesperson told UsMagazine.com. "It's been the same in other royal weddings, so it's not a rare occurrence."

According to The Associated Press, a palace official confirmed that there will only be one ring in use at the royal nuptials -- a tradition dating back nearly 90 years.

OK, so William is forgiven. But in general, do you think guys should wear a wedding band?

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  • Jade 2013/12/14 18:32:00
    Yes, Of Course the Man should wear her ring! BUT! in many cases, he should remove it and maybe wear it on a neck chain UNDER his clothing because of the type of work he may be doing. I have seen the results of a ring that catches! But, AFTER WORK or while not at work...Yes, certainly he should wear it. I would!
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/08/18 01:33:32
    Kat ♪ ~ ♪
    If they want to and it isn't going to hurt heir hands to work in it.
  • Pierre 2012/07/27 05:04:15
    If a man truely loves a woman, That love should be worn around his heart and impact every word and deed. The wedding ring is a simple reminder to men that they made a vow to a woman, to love, cherish, and respect. These qualities are found in men that truely love thier woman ring or no ring.
  • SisterGypsy 2011/05/12 22:44:47
    I wear a ring as acknowledgement of my vows to my husband, and he does the same for me. I think it's only right that both sides of a couple show that they're off the market. And what's the big deal about wearing one? For me, it shows that he loves me and is truly dedicated because women see that ring and they don't try any funny business.
  • Curious in Texas 2011/04/29 03:41:25 (edited)
    Curious in Texas
    Why shouldn't they, unless they don't want the tan line on their ring finger to give them away? evil smile
  • Just Another Girl (5) 2011/04/12 00:45:28
    Just Another Girl (5)
    There really should have been another choice. Because it truly depends on the couple and what they want. I want my husband to wear his. I placed a ring on his finger when we got married and I expect it to stay there. Just as he expects mine to stay on my finger. But if other couples are ok with one or the other not wearing a ring, that is their choice and I can respect that.
  • claire:)♥ 2011/04/11 23:50:07
    if they can afford it they should :) other wise people could still be hittin on my man >.> not like i have a man... but thats a whole different story lol
  • vgt1107 2011/04/10 05:28:24
    it's truly a personal choice
  • lauren dull 2011/04/07 00:52:32
    lauren dull
    No big deal, my husband never wears his , he works in a OR and must scrub. That is a very good excuse if you ask me. We have great trust in each other. When I am working on the cancer floor I don't wear mine either. I wash my hands at least 200 times a day and in & out of gloves.
  • Kati 2011/04/07 00:51:19
    I think so, but if he doesn't want to then ok, his call
  • taitaFalcon23 2011/04/06 14:33:01
    Prince 'Wills" is non-reality based matter for most men on this issue... male royality typically don't wear wedding rings - because they don't have to... where's he gonna go - to the mall and try to pick up chicks? When they wear signet rings customized to only them that, signals the same thing. Most men in the real world wear rings in a diplomatic compromise to the old lady - like a leash while away from home. People cheat - if that is what they want to do...
  • tutu9977 2011/04/06 01:22:13
  • Yes
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  • the dude 2011/04/05 21:43:53
    the dude
    I personally will wear one. I don't understand why guys wouldn't, but that is their deal.
  • ed 2011/04/05 17:37:35
    It is a symbol of your union; two halves made whole--why wouldn't you want to wear the ring? Personally I would sooner forget my pants than my wedding ring and I take it off all the time.
  • Eve 2011/04/05 14:10:47
    NO - every man should be required by law to have a ring tatooed on his ring finger. That would prevent cheaters from tricking women and would give every woman an accurate count of his number of (ex) wives.

    A friend of mine dated a guy who she thought had two ex-wives. After several dates she found out it was three! (they were both pushing 50). So I think this is the wrong question - no exemptions, not religious, not any exemptions. This would cut way down on extra marital affairs.
  • Rick 2011/04/05 14:05:03 (edited)
    If you are not proud to be married to your spouse you should get divorced.

    of course there are times: my dad welded his wedding ring to a car chassis he was working on so he stopped wearing it to work.
  • Curious... Rick 2011/04/29 03:44:10
    Curious in Texas
    Safety 1st. My hubby takes his off at work and places it in the drawer at his work station, then puts it back on before leaving for home.
  • Ken 2011/04/05 13:37:02
    of course they should! they're married, aren't they?
  • jay 2011/04/05 13:31:39
    But not necessarily.
  • chocolate-lover 2011/04/05 13:30:39
    no one is on the compulsion of wearing the ring...it's up to him or her
  • Jerry 2011/04/05 13:26:57
    I've always been proud to show my respect for my wife and to my wife. we didnt get married by accident.
  • Roxxi 2011/04/05 13:18:17
    The thing with Prince William is that the ladies will know that he's taken. Unless the man can't wear it during work because of safety regualtions, I don't see why they shouldn't wear a band around one of their fingers to tel ladies who are looking that they;re taken.
  • Panloker 2011/04/05 13:07:59
    I would question the motives as to why a married man wouldn't want to wear one.
  • Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan... 2011/04/05 13:06:11
    Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan BN0
    Woman are not property.
  • S_King 2011/04/05 12:38:39
    if they're married........that's compulsory..!!
  • rich 2011/04/05 11:51:46
    It makes it harder to tell other women your not married
  • Rick rich 2011/04/05 14:07:12
    Rich in name only.
  • rich Rick 2011/04/06 00:46:31
    yes poor would be a better name for me just check my savings account
  • ParamoreROCKZ 2011/04/05 07:42:58
    of course it's whats called tradition. Just google it or search it up in the dictionary if you don't know what it means :)
  • OMG 2011/04/05 07:23:29
    Women will say yes, but as a woman I say, I don't care. Women need to quit depending on a ring for commitment.
  • MW121 OMG 2011/04/05 11:50:06
    Totally.. I wore mine during my wedding, but it came off that evening and I've never worn it again.. I just can't stand wearing rings... If people think a ring means commitment, then I don't think you should get married.. It really shouldn't matter if you wear on or not..
  • Green 2011/04/05 06:27:26
    In most cases, why not?
  • Myrle Hulme 2011/04/05 06:23:03
    Myrle Hulme
    Yes it gives the women a chance, as for William his father does not wear one either except for a ring on his little finger
  • SykPuppy 2011/04/05 06:01:57
    Neither of my parents wear wedding bands for safety reasons - my mother works in health care, my father in aviation. But what is good for the goose is good for the gander, so to speak: if a woman is expected to wear a wedding band, so should a man. But really, it's a matter of personal choice.
  • Mark In Irvine 2011/04/05 05:30:55
    Mark In Irvine
    yup. i wear one; mrs mark in irvine doesn't like it when i don't wear it
  • Arty 2011/04/05 04:26:26
    When i worked in the mine, it was against the safety rules to wear a ring with the possibility of getting it caught on something that would jerk the finger off with the ring NOW if you think it was just the finger ..think again .. It would pull along with the finger the tendons and nerves all the way down to the elbow .. TALK ABOUT SCREAMING WITH PAIN !
  • Pele Emerging 2011/04/05 04:25:25
    Pele Emerging
    Well, only if they want their wives to wear one.
  • Toots 2011/04/05 03:42:09
    Yes if they want to. It would have to be their choice. If someone is going to cheat they can just take the ring off!
  • Curious... Toots 2011/04/29 03:46:11
    Curious in Texas
    tan line...lol
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