It’s a nice idea: TheCheeky.com has released a $550 titanium “Anti-Cheating Ring” with a “negative engraving” that imprints the skin with the words “I’m Married.” So if you slip the thing off, you’re still broadcasting your marital status for all — well, at least the cute chickadee (or chickadude) you’re chatting up — to see.
The inspiration for the wedding band came from sleazy tabloid headlines, the item’s ad copy says:
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.
Is this kind of cute? Yes. Will it work for its intended purpose? Probably not. Sure, seeing the branding on your skin as you head down to the Marriott cocktail bar on your next sales trip to the Midwest might give you a half-second’s worth of pause, but rings aren’t usually a deterrent for people who are hell-bent on getting it on with each other.
Also, the old “I wear a ring, yes, but I’m separated” line is an oldie but a goodie for assuaging the guilt of interested parties. Probably will be until the end of time, titanium ring or no.
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