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Promise Rings
An_242147 posted:
I just have a quick question for any parent, my daughter's friends are getting promise rings and now her boyfriend wants to give her one. He's a super kid but I just wanted to know if anyone knows what they mean? She said that they mean no sex until marriage, if that's the truth then I'm all for it. I just wanted to know if anyone knew. She's a good kid but I want to make sure it doesn't mean anything else.
An_241965 responded:
it can also be a promise ring to marry to boy one day. i was given a promise ring from DH a year b4 a proposed that i had to marry him one day.
An_241965 replied to An_241965's response:
thats when i was around 17
scchha12 replied to An_241965's response:
She's 14 so I wanted to check to make sure I was told it meant the right thing. Thank u
phoenix31674 responded:
I checked wikipedia (I know, not always a perfect source) but it seems that promise ring has come to also refer to purity rings - which do mean no sex until marriage. I suppose that's probably regional with promise ring sounding less prudish than purity ring or chastity ring.
An_241965 replied to scchha12's response:
im 21 now and thats what i was givin.

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