anonymous asked:

"remember when Louis and Harry went out to a restaurant in Paris and Harry came out wearing a ring" what ??? is it true? do you have pictures? asdfghjkl

Sure! This is them leaving Le Relais de l'Entrecote restaurant on the early morning of 14th February 2012

and Harry is clearly wearing a new ring (someone says he was wearing it on the previous day too, but the fandom likes to think it was given to Harry by Louis on St. Valentine’s Day).

That ring is said to be a “promise ring” (I am only reporting, I couldn’t know less about rings sorry), a ring given to seal a promise like chastity, friendship, dating or pre-engagement. It is usually worn on the middle finger of the left hand. Harry is wearing it on his right hand and he didn’t wear it in the following days or months (his choice? Management’s?), but he was while leaving the restaurant :)

edit: I just got this message that says “Hi I saw ur post about the ring and my cousin is gay and just got engaged and he said it’s common for gay men to wear their ring on the right hand, middle finger. Its kind of a ‘stick it’ to the ppl who say they can’t get married. And r bc it’s opp.”

Thanks again!

anonymous asked:

Hello, do you think they're putting Louis in the spotlight to enhance his future career opportunities or to raise his profile in case Louis and Harry would go public soon (when I say soon, I'm not referring to a specific moment in time), to make him equally important. Or a combination of both? In short, is this pure business or possibly for personal reasons (not that CO wouldn't be a business decision). Cheers x


I know there are people insistent that we divorce the implications between personal!Louis and professional!Louis, but guess what: people involved in long-term relationships often weigh personal considerations alongside professional ones when making a big professional move. 

 I don’t know how to believe what I believe has been going on for almost 5 years now, and think Louis is making major professional decisions without considering 1) Harry 2) his current relationship with Harry and 3) his future with Harry. 

I think the only logical assumption (given the assumptions under which I am already operating) is that this is providing Louis professional exposure within the industry to further his own future endeavors with the happy side effect that it boosts his personal profile for a future relationship revelation.