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 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 16
Thanks Chuck, now this is going to bug mePage 3 of 3    (1, 2, 3)

In fact I tend not to wear anything an ex lover gave me although I may keep it.


Isn't that the definition of a hoarder-keeping stuff you don't necessarily want or need?
 browneyesboo
Joined: 7/1/2016
Msg: 17
Thanks Chuck, now this is going to bug me
Posted: 11/9/2016 10:34:10 AM
It wouldn't occur to me to ask where someone got something like that.
And if they did answer a former lover or whatever, I wouldn't care.
I wouldn't say who gave me stuff (unless it was a family heirloom I guess).
The only thing anyone has to know is it's mine.
If I'm wearing it, I like it.

That includes guys on my arm!
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 18
Thanks Chuck, now this is going to bug me
Posted: 11/9/2016 4:37:06 PM
guy on your arm? there must be a soap to remove that. I raked the lawn today and had a ladybug on my arm. so i'm still bugged.
 L_LuuLuu
Joined: 8/2/2009
Msg: 19
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Thanks Chuck, now this is going to bug me
Posted: 11/10/2016 11:15:35 AM
I think all posters have had some good answers so far.

I'm not so sure how rude it would be, but if the comment came from a woman -- I don't think it would be too wise.

Some men tend to see jewelry on a woman and ASSUME it was a gift from another man. They man also ASSUME that the jewelry is real, and might have no idea what the jewelry costs. The man could ASSUME that the lady is still emotionally attached to the bearer of the gift. He might further ASSUME that the woman is question is going to expect gifts of jewelry or other items from them -- and bail. A lady might lose out on a very good man over something very stupid.

As for me, when I am "looking" I leave my own jewelry at home. After a few dates with someone, I may tell him that I have not been wearing it because I didn't want him to think I was the "gold digger type" -- I have too much already. I will also tell him that most of it is either costume, something I bought myself or old family treasures. I will never say which is which. Then I ask if he minds my wearing it. He's usually just fine with that.

Funny thing though. It seems that I can wear my gold Concord watch and heavy gold omega necklaces anywhere. Most men won't even notice. But put on something that sparkles -- even fake -- and look out! It will catch their eye immediately

The men who do know what the omegas and the watch are worth seem to be the ones with plenty of money who are not threatened by the jewelry in the least. The ones who don't know what they are don't even see them.

Yes, I know. I'm wearing a big ol' fake sparkler in my profile pictures. I am also not looking at this time.

If the person commenting that their watch was a gift, it might sound a tiny bit more pompous than if said by a lady. At least IMHO.
 imanorangetiger
Joined: 12/29/2011
Msg: 20
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Jewelry from others
Posted: 11/11/2016 3:23:22 AM
Most women wear jewellery bought by a previous partner. I've often seen engagement, wedding and eternity rings swapped to other fingers and thumbs. It's not necessarily bad form to wear it but it's bad form to state where it came from without being asked.
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 21
Jewelry from others
Posted: 11/11/2016 5:17:03 AM
And they wear jewellery they bought for themselves. Why would it be considered bad form to wear an eternity ring, etc?
I have found most men don't really care or know the value unless they work in the business.
I've seen some nice dinner rings done when ppl have the stones reset so it doesn't look like an engagement set for example.
I'm wear a gold concord if Satan gifted me. White gold pls in cause S is actually on POF.
Now that would be a Profile
 browneyesboo
Joined: 7/1/2016
Msg: 22
Jewelry from others
Posted: 11/13/2016 7:52:10 AM
I actually have a guy tattooed on my arm. He's short and bald and his pockets are hanging out because he's too poor to buy coffee.

Hahaha!
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 23
Jewelry from others
Posted: 11/13/2016 12:14:37 PM

You go out on a date with someone, they are wearing a watch, necklace, whatever that you comment favorably on. They let it slip, that its a gift from a prior lover.

Would this bother you on the first date? If you two entered into a relationship and you continued to see this device, would it bother you? Would you do something about it?


I generally just wear jewelry that I like. Never could abide rings on my fingers. Though I appreciated a guy who tried to give me one (or two) Got in the way .I do like looking at them---for the gems and jewels---so beautiful.
I developed a sensitivity to various metals over the years and can no longer wear pierced earrings. Love necklaces. Funky, arty fun ones. I own pearls, just because---bought the necklace myself--too delicate for every day wear. I inherited my mom's wedding ring (lost my own band, oops, dad gave me mom's after she died).

I had a BF who would take off his wristwatch when we were together. I told him I liked that---like he made 'TIME' for me---hahaha

A guy who wears a lot of jewelry gives me pause. If a guy was flashing his gold watch, Italian horn, whatever---that his former lover had given him---well. not my kind of guy<
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 24
Jewelry from others
Posted: 11/13/2016 1:30:14 PM

I had a BF who would take off his wristwatch when we were together. I told him I liked that---like he made 'TIME' for me---hahaha


But-did you both turn off your cell phones or leave them home? Cell phones give you the time.
 L_LuuLuu
Joined: 8/2/2009
Msg: 25
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Posted: 11/13/2016 3:31:07 PM

I'm wear a gold concord if Satan gifted me.


The once famous actress ZaZa Gabor said "I never hated a man bad enough to give his diamonds back".


White gold pls in cause S is actually on POF.


Actually, He probably is
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