Suspicious spouses rejoice! Now the tried and true method of marriage detection has been rendered null and void by the makers of this anti-cheating ring. Slipping off your token of betrothal in hopes of makin’ lurb in this clurb will now leave your ring finger with “I’M MARRIED” imprinted in your skin.
Too far? Let’s weigh in on why the hell married couples would purchase this.
First off, this would make a great gag gift, but only for friends who consider $550 chump change. Sorry, my jokes come free of charge or bought at an embarassingly low price. The infidelity alarm rings are sold on TheCheeky.com for $550 with the accompanying description:
With Arnold, Tiger and two timing IMF guy in mind, we have created this wedding ring for people intent on cheating. The negative engraving on the inside means that when you are in the ‘Club’ and an attractive woman…or man comes along to chat, slipping your wedding ring off is not an option. The mark left on your skin says…’I’m Married’
For serious purchasers, your subtlety is fleeting. If you are considering this ring, there are some other choice decisions you should think about first. Are you willing to marry someone you don’t fully trust? Yes? Okay, then if fidelity isn’t a factor, why buy the ring? Also, tensions are bound to arise if one suggests this for the other. It’s a biting implication that your faith in their commitment is less than stellar. Jealousy can tear at the fabrics of any relationship, but slapping an “I’M MARRIED” reminder on their finger is also slapping them in the face and deeming their love unworthy.
For serious purchasers, do you think this imprint is noticeable? Imprints go away. You can blame the skin gods. And imprints such as the effect pictured above is not striking or bold enough to warrant a double-take in a dimly lit bar. Maybe you should just go with the tattoo gun.
What are you thoughts on the anti-cheating ring? Is it too silly, too extreme, or both?