What is the meaning of a promise ring?

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A promise ring symbolizes a promise made between two people. The most popular reasons for the giving of a promise ring include monogamy, pre-engagement, chastity and friendship.

Promise rings are typically exchanged between teenagers who make promises to one another, but the relationship does not always have to be one of romance.

A promise ring that comes with the promise of monogamy means that a couple is not quite ready for engagement or even pre-engagement but wants to make a physical showing of their mutual commitment to one another.

A pre-engagement promise ring may be given to express a commitment to a future together. While a couple may be too young for engagement or a young man may not be able to afford an engagement ring, a promise ring can symbolize the commitment to become engaged in the future.

A chastity promise ring is sometimes called a purity ring. It symbolizes a young person's promise to remain sexually pure until marriage. This type of promise ring is typically given to a child by one or both of her parents.

A friendship promise ring is typical in platonic relationships in which friends want to exchange a token that symbolizes everlasting friendship and support.

The most important step in giving a promise ring is to make the intentions known and the promise clear.

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A promise ring is given to women or girls before the actual engagement ring is given. It's a promise to marry and if the person who gives the ring chickens out, he can be held accountable
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Pre-engagement A symbol of monogamy, the pre-engagement ring is given as a symbol of commitment, a promise to the receiver and others that an engagement ring will be the next step
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A promise ring is a ring given as a gift that symbolizes a promise or
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I usually hate the idea of a promise ring, but for your situation, I think it would be really nice. I gave my husband a ring, so I'm definitely all for girls getting them for guys
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