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If they like it, and you don’t, put a ring on it.
Ladies, how many times have you had to ward of a less than desirable at the bar or on the dance floor? If you have a boisterous personality, this is no problem. “No, thanks” or, if your more ballsy, a blatant roll of the eyes is your only response.
Some of the single women I know feel like they need an excuse to not be interested in a man; they feel guilt for rejecting others, especially if they often feel rejected themselves.
It appears there has been an “excuse” being marketed to single women for a little while now. Some of you may recognize this product from the video response to “Jizz In My Pants” that was such a hit on YouTube.
Ms. Taken is a company that manufactures fake engagement rings for women. Ingeniously called “a little bright lie,” here is a 2-carat crystal set in stainless steel that can be worn when the “freaks come out at night” or hidden in an included keychain when the “real hot prospects” show up.
Inventive idea? Sure. Effective marketing? Absolutely. It got enough buzz to get me talking about it, after all.
But, no matter how much I enjoy the advertisements full of puns, the fact remains that this is not just selling a fake engagement ring to scare off unfit bachelors.
Implying that a single woman doesn’t have the gumption to stand on her own two feet in a public place has potential to be very insulting. In fact, what is Ms. Taken telling us? Are we so insecure as unmarried women that we need to fake it? We already fake so many other things—hair color, excitement when we see people from high school, designer clothes, orgasms. Do we really need to fake marital status, too? How exhausting.
There is no denying the secret powers of an engagement ring (or a wedding band.) If you’re honest, ladies, most times you see an attractive guy, you look straight down to that left hand. But, wearing a legitimate engagement ring is a something different. By wearing a fake one, aren’t we just admitting they are more privileged than us? They have an excuse not to settle or be harassed by “freaks?”
I am a critic. My $50 plus shipping and handling will be spent on an extra special night out with a naked ring finger on my left hand.
Everyone else? Ring fingers, up or down?