There’s a really nice bar near us that folks always said was a pick up place, however we weren’t sure if they were ‘swinger friendly’, until we showed up wearing our black rings and not knowing anyone, within minutes we had people coming up to us and introducing themselves making us feel quite comfortable. Wearing the black ring was like being part of a secret club where everyone was friendly and delightful.
I was picking up a to-go order from our favorite restaurant when the very attractive chef came by and said, “I have a ring just like that but I don’t wear it here at work, I was wondering if your ring has the same special meaning as mine does?” I was quite surprised and didn’t know what to say at first, but since he was so attractive, i just blurted out “Well, i hope so!” he smiled and offered me a glass of wine at the bar while my food was being prepared and we got to know each other and set up a time later on to meet again.
I was having lunch with a business associate when she noticed my black ring and said “What a beautiful ring, does it mean anything since it is on your right hand?” Having no idea if she was a swinger or not, I was reluctant to say anything that might offend her and our business relationship. So I said “Yes, a friend gave this to me to celebrate our special friendship”. At that time she pulled a black ring out of her purse similar to mine and smiled, “I wonder if we have the same special friend?” Ha… never in a million years would i have thought that she was a swinger, but at that point, we both knew and the rest of the lunch was filled with laughter and spicy stories and a promise to have our spouses join us for a drink so that we could all get to know each other. Without wearing my ring that day, I would have never made the connection!