For the first time in history, fashion is being fused with relationships in the new anti-cheating ring. And while these both happen to be among my favorite past-times, I’m hesitant about encouraging you all to hop on board.
This ordinary-looking titanium ring available on TheCheeky.com will set you back $550 for both you and your mate. The price, however, doesn’t cover the cost of divorce lawyers and a yearly supply of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream when it finally works its magic. Allow me to explain.
The inner circumference of this ring spells out in embossed bold writing “I’m Married,” so the aim is to fend off potential homewreckers and possibly drown the potential cheater in a wave of guilt whenever he (or she) removes it from his newly-imprinted finger one late night at the bar or office.
Diving head-first into a marriage with the notion, or even suspicion that your partner will cheat, defeats the whole purpose of marriage. In our social stratosphere, highly-influenced by wild, unabashed celebrities, it seems that a secure relationship is harder to come by than a Jerry Springer episode without the use of a lie detector. But this doesn’t have to be the case. With big names like Tiger Woods, and Arnold Schwartzeneggar sporting the trend, the idea of wearing an anti-cheating ring almost normalizes the idea of cheating.
Having such little faith in your partner that you feel the need to engrave your status on his finger is not only unfashionable, but it reeks of self-consciousness as both a romantic partner and someone who idly follows absurd celebrity trends. Requesting your partner to confine his poor little finger to this decorative leash begs the question: are you tempted to cheat?
If you’re going to publically advertise your lack of trust in your partner, go the extra mile and tattoo across your bodies “Facebook Relationship Status: Married.”
Besides, this fall, I’m predicting a plethora of stunning asymmetrical and vintage-inspired rings to hit the runways. And certainly, it’ll be that much more difficult for your man to cheat on you when you’re confident enough to rock jewels that advertise your confidence.