Anti-Cheating Wedding Rings Won't Stop Your Husband From Cheating

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Wives seem perenially afraid of their husbands cheating. Statistics on how many married men cheat can vary (here's one survey that says 22 percent of married men have cheated at least once), but one thing is clear: No woman wants her man to cheat. And there are a bunch of industries dedicated to "affair proofing" your marriage -- or at least being able to catch the dirty dog in the act. But now here comes an ingenious device to ward off the wandering hubby: An "anti-cheating" ring that literally stamps your man's marital status on his finger like a cattle brand.

The anti-cheating ring is stamped inside with "I'm Married" backwards. If a wayward hubs tries to slip his band off his finger while he's out (without you, presumably), the words "I'm Married" will be imprinted on his finger.

Ooh la la. Faithful husband guaranteed! The ring sounds like the solution to a wary wife's suspicions -- but it's not. Here's why.

1. The "I'm Married" imprint doesn't show up well in the photos -- and could be more unclear in real life. I guess if a straying hubs is under the fluorescent glare of his office, putting the moves on his comely coworker, one could read it. But I doubt any interested female would notice the stamp or be able to read it through the dim lighting and beer-goggles of a bar.

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2. Who is supposed to buy this? If the wife buys it and gives it to hubs, what message is this sending? It's sending the message that you don't trust your husband one tiny little bit -- meaning your relationship is in trouble. Would a husband actually buy this? Uh, sure. Right after he buys the Fifty Shades of Grey box set -- for himself.

3. Guys who are determined to cheat will always find a way to do it. Got a little marital status stamped on your digit? Cover it up with a Band-Aid. "Oh, that? Just a papercut." Wink. Hounds are masters at dogging and they'll wriggle out of any leash you put on them, no matter how tight.

4. Married men get more action. Yep. You know there are actually men who put on a wedding band to get more lady action? Yep.

5. If your guy is so intent on cheating that you need to give him this ring, allow him to cheat. Let the next woman have him and his venereal diseases. Then buy yourself a ring that says, "I'm Free."

Would you buy your husband this ring? What about your friend's husband?!


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MomaL... MomaLlama

My husband can't really get his wedding ring off.  Not because he's gained weight, but because we were really broke when we bought it (at walmart, lol) and it was the biggest size they had, but it wasn't big enough (he has really big hands)  That being said, he does spin the ring around a lot, so wouldn't that kind of mess with the imprinting? 

jasmi... jasmineg86

if you need one of these, i suggest you go ahead and put a divorce lawyer on retainer.

Todd Vrancic

If a guy is going to cheat, a gimmicky ring isn't going to stop him.  Pity.  If you don't mean the vows, don't get married, man OR woman.

Heather Duso Johnson

My uncle once told me that he got hit on at the bar more when he had his wedding ring on.   

jessi... jessicasmom1

LOL nope  I would not buy this or expect my man to wear it

MzSer... MzSeriously

@Heather my husband tells me the same thing - He gets hit on twice as much with the ring on! So would I buy him an anti-cheating ring, No. I would spend that money on a lawyer cause if he's going to cheat a ring will not stop him.

nonmember avatar tina

why are men the only ones being targeted for this....

RoughGem RoughGem

Ha! Like this would stop anyone for a minute. If your husband wants to cheat, he will; the key is first picking someone who doesn't, and then keeping the relationship happy for both parties so no one feels tempted.

Or just tattoo "property of HIS WIFE" on his forehead; that would work too.

Liz132 Liz132

I feel like giving this ring to your husband would be quite an insult. Basically saying that you don't trust him and you think he's a cheater.

booba... boobarandbell

stupid. my husband gets hit on more now that he's married, than when we were dating. some women actually ONLY go after married men, it's the thrill of the forbidden and other messed up issues they have. It is an insult to the husband if you have a trusting relationship. If not, then you have issues to work out.

That being said, i would find it funny if my husband wore a t-shirt that said "my wife is a boxer... hit on your own risk!"

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