Amid the news about Libya and Japan and all the other hot spots around the world comes word that – gasp! – Prince William will not wear a wedding ring after he and Kate Middleton tie the knot. The very thought of a man going ring-less seems to have scandalized people, but I know quite a few men who simply don’t like wearing jewelry.
Michael wears a wedding band – it matches mine, as a matter of fact – and I didn’t have to bludgeon him into it. He wanted us to have the same rings, thinking it was a romantic gesture. He still feels the same way and we sometimes find ourselves “clinking rings” over a shared joke or during an emotional moment.
Some men don’t want to wear a wedding band because it’s like a neon sign saying “I’m unavailable” and would definitely put a damper on their attempts to fool around. Some women want their men to wear rings for the same reason: to tell other women that their men are taken.
I’m pretty sure everyone on the planet will know that Prince William is “taken,” even though he won’t be wearing a ring. And yes, I do plan on watching the wedding from start to finish. I can’t wait for all the pomp and circumstance – from her dress to his smile. I get the feeling those two actually like each other.