A promise ring can be a promise for many things, I have never worn a promise ring or given one but I think a promise ring is more important than a wedding ring because we see what happens to marriages. A promise ring for me is a committment to be monogamous with someone, to give yourself to that person and only that person and to love them. A promise ring once given, gives more to the person than just words, it gives you a sense of true love from another because it is a promise, and promises should be given with only good intentions.
I would never accept a promise ring from someone or give someone a promise ring unless your entire being is wrapped in that band, it has no beginning and it has no ending, it is complete and can never be broken unless you chose so. I think when you give a promise ring it should signify a friendship like no other and has no rivals, it should be given with only the purest of intentions, no games, no lies, no deceit. Promise rings are given by either sex and are not limited to men giving a woman one.
A promise ring is not a committment to marriage, it is so much more and if you give someone one then you are giving so much more than a marriage committment, you are giving a part of yourself that most do not give even during a marriage. If I give someone a promise ring they have something very special because I would give it with only the purest of intentions and I would clarify exactly what I was promising to that person. To give a promise ring is to give a part of yourself that you promise to keep safe for that person and that person only.
So where in the hell is my promise ring? LOL, never happen to me…….