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    Re: Promise Rings

    They're a load of ********.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    I bought one once. She asked for one because she kept getting hit on. I got one off of Etsy for $30 handmade and looked good. Didn't stop her from getting hit on and she eventually cheated on me anyway.

    **** em

    Broke up two years ago and whenever I see her randomly, she's wearing it too. That seems weird to me


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    Re: Promise Rings

    They're good for college relationships. An engagement ring is something that she will wear (hopefully) for the rest of her life. Why wouldn't you wait until you're employed to purchase that? This is a way to essentially get engaged without buying the expensive ring.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    In general I think they are stupid. HOWEVER... my younger brother gave one to his girlfriend when she was going to be studying abroad for a semester... gotta get some sorta ring on her before she is hanging out with a bunch of Italian guys.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Just got in a debate with a friend on promise rings. She just recently got one from her boyfriend, who actually spent decent money on it, and she thinks that they're a good idea.

    I think they're stupid. Why be in a relationship if you aren't going to try and make it work with that person? If you and your significant other get in a bad fight, is that ring really going to make you two stay together? Plus, why not save the money for an engagement ring in the future if you are THAT serious about a promise ring?

    I know of a few people who had them in HS, and I just figured it was a phase, but actual college couples are doing it, too? C'mon man.

    What do you think? Are they a cool idea, or stupid idea?
    Honestly, you could make the same argument for getting an engagement ring instead of just slapping a wedding band on that finger.

    That said, I think promise rings are stupid.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    They serve one purpose and one purpose only (sorry ladies) ........ they serve to tone down the "we need to move this relationship to the next level" pressure that is put on men when they are not ready, too young, or never plan to get engaged.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Girls my age wear so much **** on their hands that I don't even bother guessing what they mean.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    If your girl wants a promise ring, time to break up with her.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Its fine if you are 16.


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    "I promise that someday I'll think about really being committed to you"?
    Well I am committed to promising to make a commitment to you sometime in the future.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I bought one once. She asked for one because she kept getting hit on. I got one off of Etsy for $30 handmade and looked good. Didn't stop her from getting hit on and she eventually cheated on me anyway.

    **** em

    Broke up two years ago and whenever I see her randomly, she's wearing it too. That seems weird to me
    Yeah I got one for my gf in high school before we went to different colleges. Apparently the old mantra that 'rings don't plug holes' is true, so we didn't make it to marriage...


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    Re: Promise Rings

    Adults with promise rings are childish.


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    I remember 8th grade.



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    Re: Promise Rings

    Totally lame. Your engagement ring is your promise ring. Duh. What's next, a promise to promise you ring?



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