Quantcast

Should More Men Wear 'Mangagement' Rings?

Living 2012/04/02 00:17:56
You!
Add Photos & Videos
With more women feeling free to pop the big question, it only makes sense that “mangagement” rings are growing in popularity.

In case their silly moniker wasn’t self-explanatory, mangagement rings (or engagement bands as many men prefer to call them) are the male counterparts to the traditional rings women wear to indicate they are engaged to be married. In a number of other countries, it has long been customary for men (in addition to women) to wear engagement rings. However, the practice has only recently gained traction in America.

According to a 2011 study by MensHealth.com and TheKnot.com, 5% of men are currently wearing mangagement rings and 17% say that they are open to the idea.

So you may be wondering, how exactly does a mangagement ring work? Well, according to ABC News there are a number of options for men who want to symbolically take part in the excitement of engagement.

Some men begin wearing their ring on their right hand, and then move it to their left hand during the wedding. Others wear the mangagement ring on their left hand and then upgrade to a nicer ring during the ceremony. Some men just begin wearing their wedding band early. While others choose to wear both a mangagement ring and a wedding band.

What do you think SodaHeads? Should more men wear mangagement rings?

Read More: http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/boy-bling-man-gagem...

Add a comment above

Top Opinion

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • EDWARD G 2012/04/02 11:40:47
    No
    EDWARD G
    Why?
  • Jewellery Gal 2012/04/02 11:39:24
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Jewellery Gal
    +4
    I thought the question said 'Should more men wear management rings' lol
  • EDWARD G Jewelle... 2012/04/02 11:43:26
    EDWARD G
    +2
    So did I
  • Rammstein Jewelle... 2012/04/02 12:50:53
    Rammstein
    +1
    me too :o lol
  • The River Rat 2012/04/02 11:38:13
    Other (please leave a comment)
    The River Rat
    +5
    I have never even heard of this.
  • rich 2012/04/02 11:36:10
    No
    rich
    +1
    It would restrict our ability to have flings before getting hitched!
  • Andy Fl... rich 2012/04/02 12:30:24
    Andy Fletcher
    Nice honest answer lol.
  • Human4D... rich 2012/04/03 03:22:20
    Human4Dignity
    Then wtf are they doing in a monogamous relationship?
  • cb 2012/04/02 11:34:42
    Other (please leave a comment)
    cb
    +5
    If a ring made a difference, there would be no adultery. Please let's just be real here it just a territorial display and one that really isn't going to do a darn thing. It certainly isn't going to magically 'manage' your man!

    And the very name used says that is exactly what is intended if not why call them MANAGEment rings instead of MANgagement rings?
  • bettyboop cb 2012/04/02 12:02:39
    bettyboop
    +3
    I agree with you. No amount of jewelry is going to prevent a man from straying if that is whats in their heart.
  • Human4D... cb 2012/04/03 03:23:37
    Human4Dignity
    Management rings? I think the op is buttsore.
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/04/02 11:34:24
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +2
    If it makes the couple happy more power to them.
  • Miko 2012/04/02 11:25:36
    Yes
    Miko
    +1
    Yeah why not?!!
  • Khawla 2012/04/02 11:11:22
    No
    Khawla
    sure
  • CBrown83 2012/04/02 10:51:52
    Other (please leave a comment)
    CBrown83
    +2
    depends on if he likes to wear rings or not
  • Lobster Man 2012/04/02 10:46:55
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Lobster Man
    +3
    To some a ring would make the man look more attractive, a challenge to conquer without commitment.
  • Jo 2012/04/02 10:41:26 (edited)
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Jo
    +4
    i've never heard of this, but i think its kind of silly.
  • T4yy1b 2012/04/02 10:36:39
    Other (please leave a comment)
    T4yy1b
    +1
    doesnt really matter
  • Gasbagmike 2012/04/02 10:32:52
    No
    Gasbagmike
    +2
    just more money to throw out, besides, its not traditional
  • ♥K14 2012/04/02 10:32:44
    No
    ♥K14
    +3
    What a stupid word...
  • lady blue 2012/04/02 10:21:26
    Other (please leave a comment)
    lady blue
    +3
    To each his own here. I don't see the necessity of it and I like the tradition of the
    woman wearing the engagement ring. I think all men should wear their wedding
    ring with respect for their marriage.
  • Bulanova (Team Hargitay) 2012/04/02 10:08:57
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Bulanova (Team Hargitay)
    +2
    Adding "man" into the name of something that is traditionally more feminine needs to stop. I mean, really, mantyhose were bad enough. Now you're trying to squeeze it into mangagement? Just stop!
  • Jewelle... Bulanov... 2012/04/02 11:44:02
    Jewellery Gal
    +1
    I can't understand why trends are becoming dumber and dumber.
  • B1TCHbeMEAN 2012/04/02 10:03:06
    No
    B1TCHbeMEAN
    +1
    girls likes married men. so that would surely keep her off your man, she would try to go catch another one.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/04/02 09:54:53
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    If they want to, I say go for it!
  • Bozette 2012/04/02 09:02:40
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Bozette
    +5
    Please, don't call them "management" rings, they are engagement rings. While they may be new to this country, they are not new and they represent something very special. It is up to each couple what is right for them.
  • Rave 2012/04/02 08:51:27
    Yes
    Rave
    +4
    It's traditional here in Finland and in Nordic culture, been so since the Viking age. Nothing "girly" about it. Take it easy it folks.

    The man buys two rings, or sometimes the woman buys one ring and the man another, and then they exchange the rings. Neither of them are meant to be fancy, generally both of them are quite simple rings with the name of each other carved into them.
  • Mara 2012/04/02 08:28:55
    Other (please leave a comment)
    Mara
    +3
    I think its a choice, Its a cute idea and if a man wants to wear one good for him! if not...still good for him! Personally, I would love it if my man wore one if we got engaged
  • mblack 2012/04/02 08:28:30
    No
    mblack
    +1
    Only if the 'man' is planning to change his last name to her last name.
  • Chris 2012/04/02 07:50:36
    No
    Chris
    +2
    Just another BS concept to sell people more crap we don't need.
  • martin28 Chris 2012/04/02 08:35:57
    martin28
    +2
    Hey, foolishness sells.
  • hari 2012/04/02 07:46:22
    No
    hari
    men just begin wearing their wedding band early.
  • mblack hari 2012/04/02 08:30:53
    mblack
    +1
    Soon we will have both a mangagement ring and a medding ring.
  • hari mblack 2012/04/02 08:37:11
    hari
    agree
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/04/02 07:26:33
    Yes
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +5
    Hey, we've been doing it for years. It's called respect...it's a nice concept.
  • adithya 2012/04/02 07:24:38
    Other (please leave a comment)
    adithya
    +2
    its their wish... they too have a right to do what to do n what not to...
  • Red_Horse 2012/04/02 07:07:40
  • jgeorgi... Red_Horse 2012/04/02 07:27:30
    jgeorgia2000
    +2
    Agreed
  • iHatespam 2012/04/02 07:02:59 (edited)
    Other (please leave a comment)
    iHatespam
    +3
    If they want to.....

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

Living

2014/10/23 03:54:54

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals