Are rubber wedding bands a practical option for men? Athletes, construction workers, and those who use their hands daily usually can’t wear their weddings when they work. Are rubber wedding rings the answer to this dilemma?
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Are Rubber Wedding Bands a Practical Choice for Men?
In the past here on BlackandMarriedWithKids.com, and the Ever After movie Facebook page, there have been conversations about wedding rings. The conversations have ranged from upgrading your ring, the size of your ring to why wouldn’t you wear your wedding ring! Wedding rings seem to bring out some deep-hearted discussions with people.
Wedding Rings, Hard Knocks, and Football
Recently, HBO kicked off its latest season of Hard Knocks. Hard Knocks is a sports series in which HBO follows an NFL team through pre-season training. This season, they are following the Cincinnati Bengals, and wedding rings were being discussed…in an NFL pre-season training camp. Yes, wedding rings are serious!
The starting quarterback of the Bengals, Andy Dalton, sports a rubber wedding band during practices. His teammates do what good teammates (and coaches) do, they began to give him a hard time about it. But, Andy still rocks his rubber ring proudly.
He’s not alone in the dilemma he is facing, being married and being in an environment not really conducive for a wedding ring. Construction workers, surgeons, and equipment operators all face the same challenge. How do you honor your wife and marriage without risking your wedding ring getting lost, damaged, or destroyed? Maybe Andy is on to something.
Do You Wear Your Wedding Ring Everywhere?
I personally enjoy wearing my wedding ring and don’t leave home without it. First, I love my wife, our marriage, and think it is pretty cool that someone said “yes” to me. I have no shame in that, but I also don’t want to appear available to anybody.
If my work can lead to me losing or damaging my wedding ring, I may have to think twice about it. The rubber wedding ring seems like a cool solution to that problem.
L.A. Rams lineman Rodger Saffold talks about wearing a rubber wedding ring at all times in this video from TMZSports:
Not everybody wears their wedding ring everywhere, and it’s no big deal, but what kind of message is sent? The message Andy Dalton is sending is a strong message — he will keep wearing his rubber wedding ring in practice, even if it gives his teammates one more reason to clown. And truth be told, some of the teammates probably wish they were as bold.
BMWK – What are your thoughts on wearing rubber wedding bands? Have you given it any thought? Let us know in the comments section below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 23, 2013, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.