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DrDisastor t1_j84u381 wrote

Do they wear wedding rings on right hands in Ukraine?


SunnyHappyMe t1_j84z5vp wrote

yes we do


WinterBrews t1_j85i8ts wrote

I legit do not know if thats where im supposed to wear a wedding band in america or not. Im a terrible woman


Teadrunkest t1_j85l7ur wrote

Traditionally it’s left side ring finger in America because it’s “closest to the heart” but it’s all made up anyway so really whatever you decide.

My husband and I don’t even wear rings.


FiveCentsADay t1_j8627di wrote

Closest to the heart? Heard it was because it was the only finger with a vein that ran directly to the heart


Rooster_CPA t1_j86mtdh wrote

Every vein in your body is connected to your heart lol, thats how they get blood.


PM_me_Jazz t1_j86rich wrote

This myth infuriates me to an unreasonable extent. If people just stopped to think for 2 whole seconds they would realize "oh yeah, i guess all veins are connected to the heart". Or do people really know so little of human anatomy?


Why_Did_Bodie_Die t1_j87pzwz wrote

I'm 35 and have an engineering degree and my wife is a ICU nurse. I just learned how this stuff works like 6 months ago when I read the Magic School Bus book to my kid where they go inside the human body. Before that I just never even took the time to think about it.


TheIncarnated t1_j88e2bd wrote

I'm younger than you, not by much, but don't like putting my age on here. I work in IT and my wife is an ICU nurse. We talk about anatomy all the time (she's a biology nerd). I've known since grade school that blood goes everywhere.

However, she makes fun of me for "blood vein". Every vein has blood and it's an oxymoronic phrase... She proceeds to make fun of me... She also makes fun of me for a lot of other human anatomy things I say wrong. It's all in good fun. Until we visit the doctor and she makes the choice for me to get a shot over get oral medication and then proceeds to laugh at me because it hurts...

Dating or being married to a nurse is not for the weak of heart.


K1ngd0md00m t1_j87pfb6 wrote

Introducing: the venule and venous capillaries

My thinking is that (without looking at a detailed anatomy source like a textbook) maybe it's a vein that is still classified as a vein in anatomy and not what we would call a venule or the second half of a capillary bed containing 'venous blood'. Vein direct to heart not like branches of venules to vein to heart, maybe?

Edit: Wuh oh, I made a guess and decided to actually look into it more it's been fairly proven to be cultural belief mostly


JJ4622 t1_j88g9zl wrote

If we wanted to be pedantic, most veins actually join up to larger veins which eventually join up to the Vena Cava which connects to your heart.

I say most because there's also the pulmonary veins which connects to your heart, but that also carries oxygenated blood so its a bit different.


FiveCentsADay t1_j8800lu wrote

The vascularity system is like a highway- it sometimes branches out from 'main' veins. The ring finger has a main vein running all the way to it, or something. That's also why in movies you see the spurt of blood if someone's fingers get chopped off, it's that vein.


PineapplePizza99 t1_j886y1f wrote

Blood from veins doesn't spurt out. Blood from arteries does.


FiveCentsADay t1_j89ppp7 wrote

I was on cloud 9 when i wrote that shit, i dont even remember the conversation.


CallidoraBlack t1_j884y45 wrote

It was alleged that the ancient Egyptians believed this and that's where the tradition came from eventually.


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a_fungus t1_j86iclj wrote

For a Claddagg, I didn’t think it mattered as long as the heart is upside down to everyone else and normal when you look at it. Every day I learn.


aSharkNamedHummus t1_j86uxls wrote

Right hand, pointing away = single

Right hand, pointing towards the wearer = in a relationship

Left hand, pointing away = engaged

Left hand, pointing towards the wearer = married


Punkinprincess t1_j8774p1 wrote

My husband proposed to me with a Claddagh ring and I love it! I now wear it on my right hand and my wedding band on my left.


SugisakiKen627 t1_j87op9p wrote

we south east asian (the ones who wears wedding ring) have it on our right hand. its the meaning for you that matters most 🙂


SelenaJnb t1_j861ag4 wrote

My husband and I have a wedding ring for both our left and right hands. This way we are always seen as married no matter where we travel in the world 🥰


yesgirlsusereddit t1_j87p2iv wrote

How lovely! Guess if I ever travel I'll need to invest in an extra ring!


gamebuster t1_j85ki0j wrote

You do not? Who wears it left?


pyrocidal t1_j85na1p wrote

Americans and Canadians lol


AssaMarra t1_j85tcdt wrote

UK too, I'm seeing a pattern here... Any Aussies wanna chime in?


dogbolter4 t1_j85vvxq wrote

Yes, we Aussies wear wedding rings on left hand, third (ring) finger.


Currix t1_j85utau wrote

Argentinian here, we also wear it on our left hand


atrus44 t1_j866dhs wrote

For some reason I always thought it was distinct to Orthodox Christianity rather than a geographical thing, but I could be totally wrong. I don't know any Orthodox Americans, let alone married ones, to stare at their hands.


Suzume_Suzaku t1_j86mhjs wrote

I'm Orthodox and we wear the wedding bands on our right hand and they are placed on our right hand during the ceremony.


ExpatMeNow t1_j86cb56 wrote

I thought it was, too. My friend married a Greek-American guy in an Orthodox Church, and I think they did rings on right hand then and switched to left hand later just because they wanted to.


imghurrr t1_j8757be wrote

And English and Australians and many others


asian_dude_5991 t1_j86e9ja wrote

Wait you guys usually wear it on the left?


imghurrr t1_j8754uy wrote

Yes, in lots of other European countries too, and non European countries