Whereas women get to — and, sometimes, are expected to — wear all sorts of jewelry, wedding rings are one of the few ornaments men often feel comfortable wearing. Luckily, the options for men’s rings have broadened well beyond “14K gold band bought in haste from the corner store.”
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How are you expected to behave, once you’ve started to reap the fruits of your self-branding labors? What are the rules?
1) what do we owe our friends and family in exchange for an unprompted, generous expression of goodwill; and 2) how important are engagement rings to a proposal, anyway?