Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Single ladies…if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it?

Recently, Timeline did this clip about the increased use of man-gagement rings—or engagement rings for men.  This trend proves that engagement rings, often the subject of litigation battles upon broken engagements, have come far since their initial purpose of showing commitment in exchange for a woman’s virginity.  See here, here, and here.  However, man-gagement rings raise interesting questions regarding people’s perception of engagement.  In reality, a couple’s engagement has few, if any, legal consequences.  Furthermore, one argument for the man-gagement ring is to keep men faithful, although sometimes even a wedding ring can’t do the trick.  Finally, can the man-gagement ring really serve, as it does for some, as a symbol of equitable marriage?  This blogger can't help but to be flummoxed. 



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Nice thoughts..
Like your post.

Posted by: Diamond Solitaire Rings | Dec 17, 2009 5:03:25 AM

wow man engagement rings? never thought of that

Posted by: wedding rings | Jan 12, 2010 7:27:42 PM

haha man engagement rings. thats awesome. i would like to get one also.

Posted by: wedding rings | Jan 21, 2010 6:25:04 PM

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