Wedding rings at the gym...

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    Feb 28, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    How come all the older good looking guys at the gym don't have wedding rings? It's just a recent observation I had...I would think they would have been "taken".

    Or perhaps I already answered my question. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 28, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    well that's an eye-opening question. i work out at home or in a studio with a trainer, so i didn't realize that'd even be an issue. things that make you go hmmmmmm...
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    Feb 28, 2008 4:47 AM GMT
    They could be taking them off during their workouts or they may be unmarried or divorced.
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    Feb 28, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    Or gay. In which case, they probably wouldn't be wearing a wedding ring.
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    Maybe they take them off before working out. That seems very practical. Also I know alot of guys who don't wear their rings just because they don't like wearing jewerly. Some wear their rings around their neck out of sight. Could also mean they have a gf/bf. Bare hands don't signify anything unless you want them to.

    I have to say noticing guys are ringless in a gym means you are looking pretty hard. icon_razz.gif (just teasing you)
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:28 AM GMT
    Even in conventional hereto marriages, men's rings aren't universal by any means - my parents were together for over 35 years, and he never wore his ring...in fact, I had it remade for my partner a few years ago.
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:30 AM GMT
    Japultra saidOr gay. In which case, they probably wouldn't be wearing a wedding ring.




    Just because it's not legal doesn't mean we don't.
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:39 AM GMT
    then again It's legal here so I'm still right.icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:55 AM GMT
    Japultra saidOr gay. In which case, they probably wouldn't be wearing a wedding ring.



    Hey i wear one on my right hand which was bought for me New Years Eve?


    They must take them off to workout?
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    Feb 28, 2008 5:57 AM GMT

    They take their rings off. No one watches the old guys more than I do. I see them take their rings off and leave them in their locker. I'm pretty sure it is becaue heavy bars wreak havoc on rings. Especially since most bars have that raised tread on them.
    I have an engagement ring ( I thought it was pretty and my bf at the time wanted to get me something pretty...long story) Anyway, even when I picked it up, the salesgirl warned me not to leave it on when I lift. She said that would ruin it.
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    Feb 28, 2008 6:36 AM GMT
    My ex and I would always take ours off so they wouldn't get damaged by the knurling on the bars and dumbbells.
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    Feb 28, 2008 6:59 AM GMT
    I'm with GuiltyGear on this. I don't want the knurled bars to damage my ring. But when I'm chatting with my workout partners, I talk openly about my partner. And some of the other guys in the gym know my partner through the music community here and we exchange brief updates. So I'm not hiding anything.

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    Feb 28, 2008 7:48 AM GMT
    My knuckles are too big to take my ring off every time I workout. The funniest moment at our wedding was when my husband tried to slip my ring on and he could not do it, so I had to try for what seemed like forever and everyone burst out in laughter. One of those embarrassing moments that one never forgets. Anyway, we have had the rings since our first ceremony (not legal) and I have never noticed my ring being a problem although it is a bit marred.
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    Feb 28, 2008 10:43 AM GMT
    I always take off my rings before I work out. I once caught a ring I was wearing on a piece of gym equipment and nearly ripped my finger off. Since then, the rings have to go before I get started.
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    Feb 28, 2008 1:24 PM GMT
    When I used to go to a gym, years ago, I wasn't looking at their hands....
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    Feb 28, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    my bf and I exchanged rings and I take mine off when I lift so I wont mess it up.
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    Feb 28, 2008 2:17 PM GMT
    I once caught a ring between a hot wire and ground while working under the hood of a truck. Not a pleasant experience. Haven't worn a ring since, if I did I'd just lose the thing 'cause I'd be taking it off all the time!
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    Feb 28, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    Haha - this is one of the reasons I wear gloves - so the bars don't shred it.
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    Feb 28, 2008 2:59 PM GMT
    I agree with the above posts and always take off my watch and rings so I don't damage or get them caught in equipment. I guess I have never noticed if other men are wearing rings