CLEVELAND — It’s a shiny symbol of commitment, now stirring quite a buzz: a wedding ring that vows to end infidelity.
“I think it’s a good idea, and if you’re married, I’m very old-fashioned and everything. I believe in loyalty,” said Fairview Park resident Bill Nardi.
The Anti-Cheating Ring is now being sold online at thecheeky.com. The ring has an engraving that leaves the impression “I’m married” when the ring is taken off. The ring costs $550 and has a lifetime guarantee.
“I don’t think it would work at all,” said Ogechi Onyeukwu of Cleveland. “The only people that are going to buy it is the women that are self-conscious and feel that they can’t trust their husbands.”
Beachwood marriage therapist Sam Selekman has been working with couples for 60 years. When it comes to successful relationships, he said communication is key.
“For couples who wish to celebrate, that ring would be terrific, but it isn’t the only thing they need,” Selekman said. “Trust and open communication are important.”
Selekman said the ring can be a good investment, but isn’t appropriate for every couple.
“Everyone is different,” Selekman said. “It depends upon the couple and what they want and how they’re defining their relationship.”
Jefferson resident Rich Jones has been happily married for nearly 15 years.
He said he won’t let a ring define his commitment to his wife.
“I don’t wear a wedding ring,” Jones said. “A ring’s not necessary to let people know. If you’re married, you’re married. You’ve taken a vow in front of God that you’re going to do certain things. You don’t need a piece of metal to let people know that you’re married.”