...and I really don't care for the idea that "you're married, so you have to wear this band of metal around your finger!"
F*** you. I don't have to wear shite. I find a lot of traditions annoying and obstinate. A prime example is the greeting card. I haven't purchased a card in years and don't plan to ever again. I don't say "bless you" when someone sneezes. I don't acknowledge it when someone says it to me. It's dumb.
I just generally hate people and their insufferable insistencies.