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robbiev - singin' off key
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Originally posted by Little Pink Pill:
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Originally posted by PrincessLeia:
As far as determining whether someone is married or not by looking at what finger the ring is on, in Eastern Europe, people wear wedding rings on the right not the left hand. So if you live in one culture and see someone from the other, it would be easy to misinterpret that person's marital status.

In Hungary men and women wear a ring on their left ring finger to show they are engaged. They switch hands when they get married. So it pretty much means taken, either way.

I kind of like it. I mean, why don't men wear engagement rings in the West?

Actually, no. Traditionally, men do not wear a engagement ring in the U.S. so until they day they actually have the wedding cermony and the wife puts the wedding ring on his finger, there is no indication he is engaged.

Robbiev -that's just in case we find somebody else before it's too late- 427

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robbiev - singin' off key
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Originally posted by moonlight:
[QB] [QUOTE]Originally posted by Errata:
[qb]Then again, I have been out with my girlfriends and had my big old engagement ring and wedding band on and have had guys blatantly hit on me. Do they not know? Are they not looking? Do they just not care? Am I just that hot (kidding...)?

I'm sure it can probably be any of those. I can attest I know lots of guys who don't care and/or try anyway just in case.

For example, my father is infamous for replying to "I'm married" with "Oh yeah? How married?"

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Originally posted by Silver:
I believe it's silver and gold -- I wanted to get a titanium ring, but mom insisted I get something less expensive. According to her, you're supposed to spend 1/4 to 1/2 on the man's ring as what was spent on the woman's ring.

Titanium is very inexpensive. My DH's band was around $100. He liked it because it is very lightwight and durable. It scratches easily though.

ETA: the correct price.

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I bought my husband an engagement ring and he still wears it...on his thumb but he still wears it...it's a Celtic knot, and it isamusing that women seem to be attracted by it...ooooh thats neat..what is it? he tells them his enagement ring and they seem even more impressed, then he shows them his wedding ring that says in Latin " i am my beloveds and my beloved is mine" and they make a lot of oooohh noises about how romantic it all is...

he still leaves his underwear on the floor.

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Regarding dropping the rings during the wedding (mentioned earlier in the thread): Our pastor actually mentioned that if the ring were dropped, HE would bend down and pick it up. Evidently he had heard of cases where both the pastor and groom (and maybe even the bride) tried to go for it all at once and crashed heads...

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I thought I was safe marrying a guy I'd known since we were both 12. If only I'd known I'd turn him gay by getting him a silver ring... [fish]

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I wear gold (breeder) and always have, though we did buy new rings after 15 years of marriage. No one ever wears mine, because I never take it off.

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Anyte
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Cynthiamt, I bought my hubby an engagement ring too, just an inexpensive silver claddaugh. I mostly just wanted him to get used to the feeling of wearing a ring every day. He wears it on his right hand now.

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Davros
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no ring for me but mrs Davros has one passed from my grandmother to my mother then to mrs D

i used to have rings but used to always get them caught and not the best when delving inside computers

i have been thinking about geting my finger tattooed
with a ring but mrs D has said no so far

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quote:
Originally posted by PrincessLeia:
As far as determining whether someone is married or not by looking at what finger the ring is on, in Eastern Europe, people wear wedding rings on the right not the left hand. So if you live in one culture and see someone from the other, it would be easy to misinterpret that person's marital status.

In Holland, Catholics traditionally wear their engagement rings on the right and their wedding rings on their left hand. Protestants wear their engagement rings left and their wedding rings right.
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Cynthiamt
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Originally posted by Anyte:
Cynthiamt, I bought my hubby an engagement ring too, just an inexpensive silver claddaugh. I mostly just wanted him to get used to the feeling of wearing a ring every day. He wears it on his right hand now.

Maybe it's an Irish thing...with a name like Rielley, most all is.
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PrincessLeia
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quote:
Originally posted by Joostik:
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Originally posted by PrincessLeia:
As far as determining whether someone is married or not by looking at what finger the ring is on, in Eastern Europe, people wear wedding rings on the right not the left hand. So if you live in one culture and see someone from the other, it would be easy to misinterpret that person's marital status.

In Holland, Catholics traditionally wear their engagement rings on the right and their wedding rings on their left hand. Protestants wear their engagement rings left and their wedding rings right.
That is strange. I am Dutch Canadian and Protestant, and I don't know any Dutch people who do that. Maybe all of them have adopted Canadian customs.
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quote:
Originally posted by PrincessLeia:
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Originally posted by Joostik:

In Holland, Catholics traditionally wear their engagement rings on the right and their wedding rings on their left hand. Protestants wear their engagement rings left and their wedding rings right.
That is strange. I am Dutch Canadian and Protestant, and I don't know any Dutch people who do that. Maybe all of them have adopted Canadian customs. [/QB][/QUOTE]

Joostik is correct. I am living in the Netherlands and married to a Dutch Catholic man. I wear my wedding ring on my left hand. My sister-in-law wasn't married in any church. She wears her ring on the right. So, it isn't only Protestants who do this. Also, it is common that both men and women have engagement rings, usually silver. The wedding bands are gold. They wear the engagement ring on the "married" finger and then switch it for the wedding ceremony.

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James Irvine
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Why would a person let someone else wear their wedding ring? If I even have mine off for 5 seconds my husband goes crazy. Same with me, if he takes his off for an extended period of time I get upset. He left it at work yesterday and I was furious. So we definitely wouldn't let other people put them on.

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gardenmarie
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re: wearing a ring on your left ring finger affecting love life

I go regularly out to clubs, but with my husband and without. A few times I forgot to put my ring back on after my shower. I get hit on *more* when I'm wearing my ring - do the guys just figure that if I'm married they stand a beter chance of a "no-strings" relationship?

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gardenmarie
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oopps sorry for the double post
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