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Should More Men Wear 'Mangagement' Rings?

Living 2012/04/02 00:17:56
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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...

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  • Old Salt 2012/04/02 04:20:40
  • gvc 2012/04/02 04:10:38
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    gvc
    +1
    Couldn't possibly care less.
  • Sterling 2012/04/02 04:05:41
    Yes
    Sterling
    +1
    Men showing seriousness in a relationship should be at the bottom of our list of concerns about modern male society.
  • LucidLoon 2012/04/02 04:02:09
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    LucidLoon
    +2
    I see no problem with the idea. Except the name "management ring". That's just an absurd moniker.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/04/02 03:59:18
    Yes
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    Why not just call them engagement rings? Management ring- that's just silly. If a man wants one- he should go for it.
  • Jon Peter 2012/04/02 03:46:10 (edited)
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    Jon Peter
    I don't think it's necessary but to each his own. Big ring Big ring
  • GLaDOS 2012/04/02 03:44:54
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    GLaDOS
    +1
    I'd say, "sure," except that there are ho's out there attracted to a ring. If my Jew wore one, I'd make sure it was on the right index finger, instead of the more commonly known left ring.
  • diarslade GLaDOS 2012/04/10 18:57:17
    diarslade
    "Your Jew" eh? lol. I'd wear the ring, I don't see what the problem is personally. I'm a man...I can do what I want, whose going to argue with me? lol
  • GLaDOS diarslade 2012/04/10 19:02:44
    GLaDOS
    Yup, MY Jew. ^_^
  • Vieuphoria 2012/04/02 03:38:39
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    Vieuphoria
    +4
    The whole marriage thing is out-dated. It's based on out-dated principles. It's also incredibly sexist to suggest a guy wearing a ring is a "wussy". If people want to do take part in a marriage, they should do it their own way. Woman are not there to be owned, or to be property of men. If women can be branded into ownership by wearing a ring, then men can/should too. The traditions (especially religious) are based on principles and ideologies dating back thousands of years, we as a species and society have progressed since then. We should really be looking at these institutions and traditions a bit more closely, and realising that they are essentially based on inequalities. It works for some people, which is fair enough. But an ever growing number are realising that things can be done differently, and why shouldn't they?
  • Lady Wh... Vieuphoria 2012/04/02 18:47:11
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Well said!
  • luke 2012/04/02 03:34:15
  • Lady Wh... luke 2012/04/02 18:47:32
    Lady Whitewolf
    It does sound kinds doofy!
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2012/04/02 03:29:58
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    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    If they feel the need, then sure. I didn't buy Mr. Wonderful one.
  • TheBorg 2012/04/02 03:27:51 (edited)
  • Vieuphoria TheBorg 2012/04/02 03:40:30
    Vieuphoria
    Surely that goes for women too though?
  • Robert 2012/04/02 03:17:56
    Yes
    Robert
    +1
    It's a sign of loyalty in my opinion - and hey who says a girl can't propose to a guy? GENDER EQUALITY XD - i mean if you want to be traditional i totally respect that. But hey love is love and i think the men have to show their side of the engagement as well.
  • Angecael 2012/04/02 03:16:06
    Yes
    Angecael
    +2
    Meh why not?
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/04/02 03:12:38 (edited)
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    MOMMA THOMAS
    MY DAD NEVER WORE A RING, HUBBY WEARS A WEDDING RING, SON IS ENGAGED......NO MANAGEMENT RING. ...THINK IT'S A PERSONAL CHOICE. IT'S ALL IN THE PROMISES, VOWS, TRUST, LOVE AND HONESTY.
  • Your friendly neighborhood ... 2012/04/02 03:12:19
    Yes
    Your friendly neighborhood stalker
    +2
    Why not?
  • Edible_toad 2012/04/02 03:05:20
  • big T 2012/04/02 03:05:00
    Yes
    big T
    I am never going to get engadged or married that is my choice I like to be alone people annoy me. They talk and really say nothing.
  • Andrea 2012/04/02 03:03:53
    Yes
    Andrea
    +2
    They wear a wedding ring...what is the difference?
  • The Mosher 2012/04/02 02:54:26
    Yes
    The Mosher
    Really doesn't matter to me
  • ~ The Button ~ 2012/04/02 02:52:30
    No
    ~ The Button ~
    no way in hell
  • Orangedragan 2012/04/02 02:46:03
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    Orangedragan
    I don't particularly care, but I don't see why not.
  • Omni 2012/04/02 02:26:55 (edited)
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    Omni
    I refuse to wear any ring of any kind. They're uncomfortable, and because of that, I end up fixating on their presence constantly. That said, if other men want to practice this uncomfortable tradition, then so be it. I always thought pendants should supersede the idea of rings anyways. They're way prettier and you don't even notice them.
  • bob 2012/04/02 02:20:06 (edited)
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    bob
    I think a sports car would be in order ferrari
  • DavidK 2012/04/02 02:19:20
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    DavidK
    With so many of both men and women cheating anyways, its only a way to keep score on who's faithful and who isn't! Sounds really dumb to me.............
  • Erin 2012/04/02 02:18:46
    No
    Erin
    what's the point? It won't keep anybody from cheating on each other - we have some foolish traditions and customs that are either a waste of time or good money !!! I hope I make somebody mad. (just kidding!)
  • 3052457 2012/04/02 02:18:17
  • Izariel 2012/04/02 02:18:03
    Yes
    Izariel
    +2
    Let me clarify. I am engaged- but I asked her as is done traditionally. Saying that I have started wearing a ring on my wedding ring finger. To me it is a symbol stating to others and your fiance that you are taken and belong only to her. It is also a reminder to be true to her. So, given that I asked- but I'm still wearing the ring.
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/04/02 02:14:03
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    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +2
    I don't even wear rings since I work with my hands and it makes it much easier to damage a finger. So I guess it depends on if he wants to or if it's safe to.
  • 3052457 Kat ♪ ~... 2012/04/02 02:19:55
  • JohnT 2012/04/02 02:12:17 (edited)
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    JohnT
    +2
    Being a member of the old farts club it really doesn't matter to me, but I can see it as positive for the ladies to know that the guy is taken and negative for the guys that don't want to walk around with a ring on their finger. Personally I think it is a symbol of a committed relationship and it is something worn out of love as a engagement ring. The guys that don't want to wear one are the ones they need to cut loose, Only my opinion of 42 years of marriage.
  • 3052457 JohnT 2012/04/02 02:20:22
  • overdog001 2012/04/02 02:04:29
    No
    overdog001
    +1
    If you're going to follow the "tradition" of a Western Judeo-Christian engagement, then follow the whole tradition. (Or at least find out what it is.)
  • McCate 2012/04/02 01:48:51
    No
    McCate
    +2
    Seriously? NO!
    WTH
  • The Patriot RP 2012 2012/04/02 01:45:41
    No
    The Patriot RP 2012
    +3
    A management ring? So what happened to the ball and chain?

    Married to the ball and chain
  • 3052457 The Pat... 2012/04/02 02:20:46

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