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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:57 PM

Why would a woman wear big bulky rings on every finger



I just noticed my therapist's hands the other day, and she has a big bulky ring on almost every finger. She is very young. I like rings, but would never wear more than 2, unless it was some kind of a dress up party maybe. I see some entertainers do it, but they are going for an over-the-top look. I guess it boils down to wanting to enhance beauty or be ostentatious.

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Reply Why would a woman wear big bulky rings on every finger (Original post)
Beringia Dec 2019 OP
virgogal Dec 2019 #1
Beringia Dec 2019 #9
No Vested Interest Dec 2019 #13
cwydro Dec 2019 #17
hlthe2b Dec 2019 #2
Beringia Dec 2019 #5
Ohiogal Dec 2019 #3
Beringia Dec 2019 #6
FM123 Dec 2019 #4
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #7
yonder Dec 2019 #8
Turbineguy Dec 2019 #10
Bayard Dec 2019 #11
Midnight Writer Dec 2019 #12
mopinko Dec 2019 #19
marble falls Dec 2019 #14
Beringia Dec 2019 #15
marble falls Dec 2019 #20
cwydro Dec 2019 #16
pansypoo53219 Dec 2019 #18

Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:02 PM

1. Because she likes them,I suppose. Why else?

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Response to virgogal (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:52 PM

9. It's human behavior


I just find it curious. I would never wear so many rings, so I wonder why another person would wear so many rings. In the world of psychology, I think you can go further than just because someone likes something. Some cultures, people all follow a certain dress pattern. I can't think of a single instance of seeing someone with bulky rings on all their fingers, so I have never encountered it before. I saw one woman with her whole back tattooed and I wondered why she did that. We were in a taekwondo class together. But it kind of fit her personality, to be on the wild side. I think maybe some punk rock people get lots of tattoos.

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Response to Beringia (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:46 PM

13. It's a harmless quirk.

A woman of my acquaintance also wears rings on each finger, and I make nothing of it.
She doesn't have a lot in life, compared to the American average, so more power to her.
It's their idea of beauty, and it gives them pleasure or makes them feel good about themselves.

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Response to Beringia (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 04:59 PM

17. Why not ask her? I see nothing wrong with curiosity, and I bet she won't mind either.

Therapy is a back and forth thing...just ask her. Might be a fun conversation!

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:05 PM

2. Different strokes for different folks, I guess...

I too dislike that look--especially when combined with long long long fake nails.

But, then I'm not a fan of excessive tattoos either where no 'natural' skin remains on arms, chest, neck, etc. ( a few don't bother me, but, well, you know).

Maybe I was born in the wrong era.

Different strokes for different folks. Vive la différence!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:15 PM

5. I don't think it improves someone's looks or looks bad either



Just seems like a statement of some kind to me.

Long fingernails, I don't know how women do that, without breaking them.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:05 PM

3. I can't stand wearing most jewelry

If I wear a ring or earrings or a necklace to look nice when I go somewhere, I take it off immediately once I get home. It just bugs me. I would go nuts wearing a bulky ring on every finger.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:17 PM

6. Even one ring and I go nuts


and take it off after a few hours. Necklaces don't bother me. Earrings are kind of a bother.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:07 PM

4. I see that in a lot of young folks these days, it's probably just the new style...

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:24 PM

7. Sounds very tacky.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:38 PM

8. Ask Jimmy Fallon why rings aren't such a good idea.

Especially for a string musician. I'm not sure he can play guitar anymore because of that accident. Least ways, I've not seen him play. It doesn't take much to hook a ring-bearing finger on something, and often enough, by the time you realize it, it's too late.

This musician wears one ring, a smallish gold wedding band, right where the priest placed it more than 35 years ago - on my right ring finger, figuring I could still pick, strum or bow if something happened to it.

Then you have the Django Reinhardt's of the world. He played guitar with two fingers and a thumb, but he was an amazing exception.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:57 PM

10. Are they soldered together?

Maybe she has some tough patients she needs to keep in line.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:08 PM

11. Can be downright dangerous

Even for one ring, if you work in a factory. Many, many years ago, (when I was but a wee Dem), I worked in such a place as a quality inspector nights, while going to school days. There were all these overhead conveyors that workers would hang large trays on. One night, a guy was doing that, and got his wedding ring caught. Ripped his finger right off. You saw a lot of rings disappearing from hands after that!

In a normal everyday environment, anything more than a wedding ring is annoying. On a farm, it gets grimed with crap pretty quickly.

My .02

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:32 PM

12. Perhaps genetically determined. In a study of 700 sets of twins separated as babies...

one of the findings was that if one twin wore multiple rings, the other (often) did too.

Same with tattoos, elaborate hair styles, and facial hair (beards and mustaches).

Not definitive, of course, but interesting. Fashion choices are not what comes to mind when thinking about inherited traits.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 07:38 PM

19. so much more of our behavior is genetically influenced than we know.

 

free will and logical thinking are so much sketchier than we think.

i found the early twin studies fascinating, and they influenced my interest in evolutionary psychology.
many were found to drive the same cars, right down to the same color, marry very similar women, often w the same first name.

endlessly fascinating, imho.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:48 PM

14. None of our business? And "so what"? Seriously: this is what we need to worry about?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 04:42 PM

15. So curiousity is verboten



Don't you ever why? It is a case of interest in psychology and this is a psychology forum.

I'm not worried. Not every post on DU is a serious worrying subject.

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Response to Beringia (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:01 AM

20. Not at all curiosity is good and healthy, asking questions like that is rude and inconciderate ...

bordering on "shaming".

Our mothers tried to teach us better than than that. Weren't you ever told not to stare at someones 'quirks'?

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 04:53 PM

16. I'm not a fan of rings, but care not a whit if others do like them.

I like bracelets, and I have many.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 07:31 PM

18. wait. my rings are trendy?

i have stack rings on 7 fingers. i would have another pinky ring if i could. but flat rings. i cocktail ring cause i bought the damn thing years ago.

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