Couples RingsCouples rings are a relatively new way for couples to express their love and commitment for one another. Having begun only recently, the adoption of this ring into the dating and romance culture is growing year after year, as young lovers look to bridge the gap between the whimsy of youth and the serious commitments that come with adulthood.
A couples ring acts as a pre-engagement or "promise" ring and has diverse symbolism associated with it. A couples ring typically represents a commitment to a monogamous relationship and a trusting partnership, and is a step towards getting engaged in the future. Many young people are waiting until later in life to get engaged or married because of poor job prospects in a recovering economy. Young people are meeting the person that they want to settle down with before they're really ready to settle down.
Couples rings aren't yet a part of mainstream courtship traditions and they can carry a wide variety of meanings for couples that use them. Before you agree to get couples rings with your partner, or before presenting your partner with a couples ring, you should think carefully about what you want it to represent. Hopefully, your partner will agree with you on what a couples ring should mean in the context of your relationship. With this type of ring, you have plenty of leeway to attribute the meaning you want to this special piece of jewelry.
A couples ring can symbolize friendship as well; it doesn't have to mean that you're planning to get married. Sometimes close friends exchange rings when one of them is moving away, symbolizing that the friendship is meant to endure their separation. Couples rings can symbolize purity or chastity, a promise to stay sexually abstinent until marriage. Sometimes, couples rings are exchanged in same-sex relationships where marriage is impossible. This is done in lieu of an actual wedding ring.
With more young people delaying adulthood while they search for better jobs and greater career or personal stability, couples rings are a great way to show commitment to somebody special until you're ready for the bigger steps of engagement and marriage.
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