Boys aren’t very smart – so don’t tell them one thing when you actually mean the opposite.
Just be honest with them. Also, boys often act on impulse – naah, not the giving of platinum wedding rings thing – which means they don’t overthink as much as we do. This can be a good thing (they are spontaneous), but we do really make an issue over it.
Lastly, not all boys are alike. Understanding them is a lifelong experience.