Singer Katy Perry may have raised some brows with her scandalous song “I Kissed a Girl”, but apparently she’s actually much chaster than it may seem. People reported yesterday that her beau is none other than Gym Class Heroes singer Travis McCoy.
“We’re going to spend the whole summer together,” McCoy said at a recent record release party in Los Angeles. When asked what he likes about his girlfriend, McCoy said, “She’s super hot, for one. But when I first heard the song, I was like this is going to be a smash. The next thing you know it’s No. 1 on iTunes.”
Regarding their recent promises made to one another, McCoy recently bought Perry a diamond ring, but he insists it’s only a “promise ring.” She wears it on her left middle finger, and McCoy revealed that he has his own ring too. His is a silver band with “Katy” engraved on it. When asked if this was just practice for an actual proposal, McCoy shrugged… with a grin. Obviously it seems by this sly response that McCoy could potentially have marriage on his mind for the future, but if that’s the case, what’s the point of a promise ring anyway? Why are promise rings even necessary if an engagement is soon to follow?
However, this specific promise ring is not to be confused with the Jonas Brothers promise rings or purity rings, who have revealed that their promises are to remain virgins till their wedding night. So it seems then that there are two types of promise rings: one is a promise that you make to your partner to continue to be with them for an indefinite amount of time, and the other is a promise that, as Jonas Brother Joe puts it, “promises to ourselves and to God that we’ll stay pure till marriage.”
We think both are great ways of promoting safe sex, whether it's with one partner or through abstinence. What are YOUR thoughts on these two types of promises??