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Do You Look For Other People's Wedding Bands?

Dear Poll: Do You Scope Out Wedding Bands?

When I meet someone new — male or female — I often find myself glancing down at the left-hand ring finger to see if he or she is wearing a wedding band. I can't help it: I think it's funny that such a small symbol can reveal such a big fact. Are you guilty of this?


Dhorwich Dhorwich 8 years
It drives me nuts that guys aren't wearing their wedding rings much these days, it is a trend that I despise. It is bad enough that the older I get the less single guys there are available, but now I can't even tell by looking if they're off the market or not!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i find myself doing it more and more now that i'm engaged...i don't know why that is. it's funny cause i know that not everyone wears one, but i guess it's something for be to be aware of...just in case.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
oh and very true suziryder - "But it's not always a true indicator" My brother is a fabricator and welder and has to do manual labor every day. It is very dangerous for him to wear his wedding ring. If he drops a piece of heavy metal on his hand the ring can actually help to cause even more damage. So he doesn't always wear his. He and his wife are very happy though. ... lol actually sometimes she can't wear hers b/c she works with kids with disabilities and it can be dangerous to her and them to wear a ring.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Thanks graylen & suziryder :) I'm super excited!! lol
suziryder suziryder 9 years
Congrats, Kiki! I look more now that I'm engaged. I think it's surprising the number of adults who aren't wearing a ring. But it's not always a true indicator: my fiance's dad is happily married for 30+ years but doesn't wear a wedding ring.
brookrene brookrene 9 years
I usually just look at the woman's hand...i want to see what type of rock she's wearing. :)
Angela123 Angela123 9 years
all the time!! I'm just nosy too, and I like to people watch. Plus I'm ring shopping now, so I need lots of examples :)
jessie jessie 9 years
yea...i do look..i don't know why either..:ponder:...LOL...i'm just nosy i guess!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 9 years
I don't look for wedding bands but I do have a bad habit at looking at what shoes people are wearing. I tend to judge people by their shoes. Like flip flop wearers are beach bums or bogans while kids in hi top converse are the epitome of laid back. (Much like myself :p)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Sometimes, if I happen to notice their ring hand.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 9 years
Yes. I have to agree. I look particularly hard to see if there is any signs of the sun leaving a tan mark on the areas surrounding the skin where a newly removed ring can be found. Another area to look is the ring could be chain as a necklace around the neck. Look there as well. It's so much about the married issue, it is more so that you know what you are getting yourself into instead of feeling being cheated out when you discover the truth.
mlen mlen 9 years
at guys all the time. well cute guys haha. cause i'm not gonna look twice if he has a wedding band on! (if i'm looking to flirt that is). so its kinda just become a habit!
kia kia 9 years
The best part is that I do this all the time, but hardly ever wear my wedding rings.
minnie1127 minnie1127 9 years
I do it all the time, but I don't really know why... I guess I just like looking at jewelry.
letsgetloud21 letsgetloud21 9 years
I always do this, I don't wear a wedding ring right now,cuz my hands are kinda swollen from pregnancy,but like to see the diff styles of rings people have.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
Nope, never. That impulse doesn't even occur to me. But, to be fair, I've been married over a decade yet we did not include rings in our ceremony. It's just not our style. (But I recognize that we're an atypical couple.) In fact, I couldn't describe the wedding ring of my best friend with any detail (beyond guessing that it's some sort of gold and probably has a diamond on it) even if you offered to pay me for the information. :shrug:
chubbieecheeks chubbieecheeks 9 years
I don't even bother taking a second look, maybe because I'm still fairly young and none of my friends (or people I meet) are engaged, married, or even in a super serious relationship. (I'm almost 24)
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
I never think about it
nicole815 nicole815 9 years
I only just started looking after I got engaged and then married. Before that I never even considered it.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 9 years
I do sometimes, but not very often. I'm guilty of being engaged but not wearing my engagement ring very often! My guy knew I wouldn't from the beginning, but he said he didn't want to be the guy who didn't buy his girlfriend a ring! I wear it outside of work, though.
graylen graylen 9 years
Me too, kikidawn. Congrats in advance!
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I'm like Susan. I do it more to see what the ring looks like. I do it every now and then. I'm more into it now that my guy and I just bought a ring and we are going to "get engaged" soon.
joesbabygirl joesbabygirl 9 years
I have no idea why I do this. Especially since I dont wear one anymore! :(
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 9 years
I look at them not for the reason that most do, I find it interesting more for the jewelry itself.
TulitaPepsi TulitaPepsi 9 years
I have checked for wedding rings since I was a little girl. When I was much younger (9 or 10), it was to make sure that every adult I met had someone to love them. Now, I just check out of habit.
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