We were talking about getting married (again...)
Is a wedding ring really a collar? "If found please return to..." were the exact words he used.
I don't think of it that way at all, I don't think- it's a symbolic connection. I look at my finger and there is a tangible sign of love and commitment, and I know that he can do the same.
No wonder the boy doesn't want to get married if he thinks of rings as collars. sheesh.