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Man-gagement Ring — Love It or Leave It?

Glancing at a man's ring finger to see if he's taken can only get you so far. While the presence of a ring tells you he's married, there's no way to know if he's engaged, since women don't typically get to put a ring on it. Well that's apparently changing.

According to ABC, man-gagement rings — engagement rings worn by men — are getting more and more popular. As one soon-to-be-groom says: "Now your game is over even sooner." Presumably many of these men are excited about showing off their "taken" status.

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nancita nancita 7 years
Why should the woman be the only one advertising her engagement? I have some friends who both wore rings, and I thought it was pretty cool.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 7 years
I actually think it is a nice idea. I wouldn't get two different rings. I'd probably get the same band i would have chosen for his wedding band, and expect that he'd get me the ring that would become my wedding ring, and we'd just take them off to put them on during the ceremony.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
Why not do like the Irish and wear a Claddagh ring?
gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 7 years
i think it's a good idea, women have a symbol of their commitment, why not men. :woohoo:
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
This is SO incredibly gross. My husband looked forward to his wedding band w/ such anticipation, and still shows it off. This notion is on par w/ handing out trophies to every child who participates in a single soccer game. Give me a freakin' break. If you are for your man wearing a mangagement ring, go buy him a murse. Ugh.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I was never into the traditional engagement thing. A fancy diamond ring in anticipation of another ring? Is that really necessary? I'm not engaged yet, but I would love a more unique or unusual token. But, I imagine the man's ring should mean the same as the woman's. He's not wearing it because the game is over (she made him do it), and she's not wearing hers because it's shiny and expensive.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
As unfair as it sounds, a guy with one of these would seem a little whipped to me. Flame away. As far as showing that he is taken, he can just simply do what the married guys do...take off his ring and put it in his pocket. Problem solved!
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
In a way I'm not really into this, as I'm not such a fan of engagement rings in general... I wouldn't mind at all if I didn't have one when I get engaged. Also, I think it's very sad that some women might like the idea because it says to other women that their man is taken. But then some of the comments made me see it differently... If I did get an engagement ring, I'd love to pick a band for my future husband. It gives a sense of sharing and equality to the tradition...
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
this is just plain weird, a guy shouldn't need an engagement ring of his own to keep other women at bay. It should be his mouth saying " I'm engaged" to do just that. If he doesn't then he isn't worth marrying at all.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
good point janneth.. i just tried my wedding ring on my right ring finger and it's significantly smaller - the ring would fall off. I didn't think about being so lop sided..
janneth janneth 7 years
This switching hands is interesting. But what if your fingers aren't the same ring size on both hands?
nomadreader nomadreader 7 years
I don't have an engagement ring, and my fiance doesn't have one either. We'll wear matching rings when we marry. To me, it's silly to have only one person wear a ring, and we choose to spend our money on things other than jewelry. If I chose to wear a ring, I'd make sure my man did to, and he feels the same way.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
I like the comments about different cultures/religions approach to engagement rings. After my divorce, I never wanted to get married again but my boyfriend and I both wear promise rings as a sign of commitment to each other. I think every relationship is unique, if the guy wants to wear a ring, that's cool.
elocin85 elocin85 7 years
Awww, definitely a cute idea! I love it.
flowergirl flowergirl 7 years
Haha gender equality. ;-)
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I love it. :)
stylinfabqueen stylinfabqueen 7 years
I think its very interesting concept...i wouldn't mind if the once i'm engaged to wore one.
robinlh912 robinlh912 7 years
I don't like it, but for some reason, I don't like the look of rings on guys, if they're wedding rings or not.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
weird. i'm not into it; although i guess it kinda does make sense.....
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
To each their own, I say. If my husband had wanted a ring when we got engaged, I wouldn't have had a problem with it.
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