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5.
a ring teens, mostly girls, wear to say that they wont have sex till marriage. Mostly done for religious reasons.
the jonas brothers or jennifer hudson discussing promise rings with Russle Brand at the MTV awards 2009
by sbcutie April 12, 2009
 
1.
A ring of any shape and size as long as it’s not from a gum machine that portray you marrying he/or she in the near future. Most likely you two will never marry or you would have given her an engagement ring
Baby, with this promise ring. I promise that some day, don't know when or don't know how but we will get married...Now close the door,it's getting a little chilly
by Robbie G September 19, 2007
 
2.
1. A tactic teenage boys use to get with a girl without using normal means
2. One way ticket to vaginaville
I gave my girl a promise ring, and now she's a total nympho
by joemorgue September 21, 2005
 
3.
a ring that someone give to their guy/girl friend that signifies their pure love for eachother and that they will always be faithful to them...pretty much a less iron clad wedding ring for teens
I'm ready to show her I'm commited, I bought her this promise ring.
by anonymous June 14, 2004
 
4.
A ring given by a teenaged boy to hide his infidelities
Sally: "You're cheating on me....I know it!!"
John: "Baby, I love you and to prove my love I want you to have this promise ring. Now everyone will know that I love you."
Sally: "Ohh, John!! I love you too. I have to go make this my facebook status, and call my BFF Susie"
John: "Ok baby...call me later."
John: "Hey Susie, its John....she doesn't suspect a thing. I'm on my way...."
Susie: "I can't wait, me so horny...."
Sally: "Susie, guess what? John just gave me a promise ring!!! He loves me, and I was way off about him cheating on me."
by JoNate F December 28, 2007
 
6.
A ring a girl gets that signifies that she wont be a slut/whore/hoe
Girl:Hey do you have a promise ring?
Girl2:noo....I get some
by realdeal12344 March 18, 2010
 
7.
A ring that can mean a few different things. It is normally only given in the teenage years. After that it tends to be looked at as a semi-immature act if given in adulthood.

The ring is normally on the cheaper side, with gemstones being more popular in them than engagement rings. Any diamonds are usually small and not of the highest quality, though they are legitimate diamonds.

Normally, it is seen as a commitment for teens, a promise that (usually) a guy makes to his significant other, promising that he will be faithful, that he will always be there, etc.
Some see it as a pre-engagement ring, where it isn't just the above, but also a promise to marry them when they get the money, and when they are ready for marriage.
it can also be given from a male best friend to a female best friend as a promise to always be there for them - though this case is a bit more rare, and can often be misunderstood.
The ring can also be given for religious reasons to a female from a family member as a promise to stay a virgin until marriage. It is also called a purity ring.
Ex 1: a gift of a Promise ring from a boyfriend to his girlfriend: "____, I love you. I promise that I will love only you. I promise that you can trust me. I promise that I will care for you, always be there for you, and so everything I can to make you happy"
Ex 2: a gift of a Promise ring from a family member to a young female: "____, I want you to take this ring and wear it, as a reminder that Gods love is eternal for you, and that you should honor him and his commandments"
by Danny2014 December 27, 2013