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Wear a Ring If You’re Engaged Or Married. Not ‘Single + Looking’

Turning your wedding ring into a divorce ring? Buying a “single and looking” band? Wrapping a piece of metal around your finger to declare yourself “available and happy”? I’m not sure what makes me more disgusted with such crapulous consumerism: that jewelry marketers are pushing this junk, or that consumers are willing to buy it.

And women aren’t the only ones.

Tim Gould, the president of My Single Ring, said that of the nearly 1,000 rings he has sold since starting the online business last year — at $40 each — about 30 percent have been to men. One customer, Brian Chapman, a 31-year-old real estate agent in Chicago, said that his ring has been an “icebreaker” because women strike up conversations about it, and that it has led to as many dates in the four months he has worn it. Mr. Chapman, who wears the ring on his right ring finger, said that some dates followed women approaching him and joking that he had his ring on the wrong finger, suspecting that he’d put his wedding ring on his other hand to disguise being married.

No, he put it on his right ring finger to disguise having absolutely no game with potential love interests. Don’t make the same mistake.

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7 Comments

  • Cheryl Wright = ZZZ's (John From England)

    People are always more interested in snagging a married person or someone who is attached.

    It’s human nature.

  • Aaron

    I wear a silver ring on my right hand wedding finger. As far back as the 1920’s, gay men would do this as a sign of brotherhood.

  • tazz602

    Aaron – maybe – but traditionally a wedding ring on the right ring finger means you are a widower. But no one really knows that anymore.

  • WTF?

    Would this include Claddagh rings too?

  • Jimmi

    “I’m not sure what makes me more disgusted with such crapulous consumerism: that jewelry marketers are pushing this junk, or that consumers are willing to buy it.”
    ——————————————————————-

    Who writes this shit? Really? I got news for you, if you live in the 21st Century–you are a consumer. You consume “consumables” from your bottled water to your underwear. Everything you have in your home in a “consumer” good made and manufactured by someone and sold to you.

    what about this ring constitutes a news story?

  • Shade

    @WTF?: I was actually thinking the same thing. The Claddagh indicates if you are spoken for or on the lookout. What’s wrong with that?

  • CaliberGuy

    @tazz602:
    I have never ever heard that before, and I see lots of single people wearing rings on their right ring finger.

    I have a few fun rings that fit on that finger as well as my middle finger (all with celtic notwork on them) simply because I have always liked rings.

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