No — that’s actually helpful! To know that a lot of men see their relationship status as inherently so entwined with who they are that they announce it to everyone — at every level. That’s really fascinating.
I used to wear an old diamond ring I had when I went out to keep down the traffic. At least I thought it would. It didn’t. Weird, huh?
My ex husband didn’t wear his wedding band for years because of his work. Sometimes he would wear it when we went out, sometimes he would forget, but same as you, he gave off the fidelity vibe and was left alone.
Thanks for sharing this experience from the male perspective. At least I know it’s not me! :)