Mike asks: “So how long is it going to take to get used to wearing a wedding ring? And is it true that ladies in bars can’t resist a man wearing a wedding ring?”

I have an answer to the first question: but you have to read The Four Stages of Wearing a Wedding Ring to see it.

With regards to increased attractiveness to the opposite sex after donning a wedding band, I really don’t have much in my history that would allow me to compare the before-and-after effects, but I did get a nice compliment last night that may have been ring-related… from a young lady would is probably ten years my junior, to boot. I went out to dinner alone at a nearby Italian restaurant and paid with my credit card, a Citibank Mastercard that has my picture on it. My waitress commented, after swiping my credit card through the machine, “I hope you don’t mind me saying… but this is the nicest picture I’ve ever seen on the front of a credit card. Most people end up sending in some awful picture…” Of course, the picture is my high school senior portrait from nearly ten years ago, but still. I thanked her for the compliment. When I told Huyen, she thought the waitress was hitting on me. I think it was just the power of the wedding ring.