Which Finger For My Gay Wedding Ring?Feb 03, 2007
It’s a question we hear frequently: “My partner and I are going to get married and we aren’t sure which fingers we should put our rings on. What do you recommend?”
Most succinctly put, we recommend doing what feels right to you!
We have seen couples choose all sorts of options for their engagement and wedding rings. Some gay couples choose to use the ring finger (next to the pinky) on the right hand for the engagement and/or wedding ring since it is similar, but not the same as the heterosexual symbol. Others, however, embrace the traditional practice of using the ring finger of the left hand. We have also known of folks who have used other fingers; some have chosen the same finger and other couples have each picked a finger and not matched. It really depends on what you want to do.
Individuals who choose the right hand often say that they do so because they feel they have a bit more privacy. We see this often occuring amongst individuals who work for the military or in schools or have another reason for wanting to keep the meaning of the ring more “personal.” Other individuals choose a non-traditional route for political reasons, signifying that they see their relationships as different from heterosexual relationships.
Individuals who choose the left hand often say that they want to make a statement that they see their relationships as equal to a heterosexual relationship and want to be clear with that statement.
Whatever your reason, just pick a finger and don’t be afraid to get some bling for that ring!
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