Forgive me for trying to impose my Western views in this thread, but I really don’t understand why the majority of married people I meet here don’t wear a wedding ring/ band. A wedding ring is a symbol of commitment to your spouse. It’s a way to nonverbally tell people, “Back off, I’m married.”
But when there’s no ring, there’s that awkwardness…is he married? Is she married?
Some people say that the ring is uncomfortable. I guess that can be true, but you can get used to it, like everything else. Glasses aren’t always comfortable, but people wear them anyway. Braces aren’t comfortable, but who wants crooked teeth? High heels are never comfortable, but women still wear them everywhere.
And I’ve had other people tell me flat out that they don’t want people to know they’re married. I guess it gives them permission to flirt freely. Hmmmmm…that’s a topic for another day.
I think it’s too bad that wedding rings aren’t as appreciated here. When I lived in the U.S. and got my diamond and wedding band, it was a big deal. Everyone looked at it. My friends commented on it. Men left me alone because they saw the ring.
But many men/ women here see a ring as merely an accessory…if they notice it at all! Some of them don’t even know which finger a wedding band goes on!
Call me old fashioned, but I still like to see a ring on the finger of a married man or a married woman.