Post # 1
We just found out my ring is in the FINAL STAGES of completion and I’m sitting here with my heart racing like I’m going to explode! SO is being a tease about it, telling me knows what he’s going to do and I can’t have the ring yet. Well, of course not. A “proper” proposal is important to him so I won’t rob him of that. I think he’s even (slightly) more excited than I am!
But my whole family doesn’t know, his family knows but figures “it’s about time” so they don’t really care, haha. My guy friends(sadly long distance) care in a sense of “Ooh you got a ring. I got a new videogame!” so they’re out. My one female friend(local) gets becomes cold when I have good news, so I can’t really tell her either. SO has his guy friends that are all patting him on the back and want to celebrate with him!
🙁 I wish a had a bunch of girlfriends to go to brunch with and stuff like I see in movies.
Post # 2
I’m so happy to hear your wonderful news! Congrats! Hopefully he won’t make you wait too long So you can share your news with your family!
As far as the girlfriends thing goes.. Why not try joining a gym or take an art class or invite some girls out from work?
Id be ready to burst if I were you too! Such an exciting time!!
Post # 3
Thanks! Ah…I can’t really join a gym or an art class right now. I’d LOVE to after we save up enough money. I’m the only lady at work besides SO’s mom, we work with the brawny men! It’d be cool if more girls started working there since it’s a nice job that gives you a good workout. I just feel like there’s no connections right now. SO’s guy friends all like me but they’re -his- friends so I feel kind of like a loser, lol.
I think SO is going to try for early April since we have an important date coming up. Who knows? Maybe he’ll pretend to tie his shoe on a random day. He’s a wildcard!
All I know is I want to tell my mom(who loves SO) VERY badly! My family lives in another state and SO wants to surprise them, so I have to keep it hush-hush. I know my mom’s going to explode and want to talk ALL about it and I really want that right now.
Oi the wait will kill me. It’s worse than the “maybe someday” wait!
Post # 4
Congratulations! I went through the same thing, although we did tell our immediate family once the ring was purchased. We held off on telling friends, I felt like I was going crazy!
Post # 5
Oh goodness, how did you manage to keep it a secret!?
I was always telling my family every time SO talked about a proposal idea so I kind of feel like the boy who cried wolf. I want to keep quiet until I just knock ’em out with a ring shot.
Post # 6
Oh my, that sounds exactly how my situation would be if I were to be getting engaged/got engaged. My boyfriend’s mom would probably be the most excited. One of my bestfriends of 20+ years has always been a Debbie downer whenever it comes to me getting good news, so I hate telling her much of anything. She loves being there when I have bad news though, so that is not very reassuring..
I have one girlfriend who would probably be excited, but she is currently going through problems with infertility, so it really depends on the day with her..
My guy friends.. Exactly the same like ‘Oh cool a ring.. Did you hear about the new game on xbox?’
I’m pretty sure my parents would be like and ‘why did he buy you a ring when you should be saving for other things?’
I am pretty much terrified to get engaged and tell anyone lmao. How sad is that?
I’m excited for you though! It is great that your boyfriend sounds excited too!! Be sure to let us know when it happens =)
Post # 7
Floofy: You have us!!! EEEEK that is SO exciting!!! It will be soon, I’m sure!
I remember the feeling when I very naughtily/by mistake discovered that my then-SO had actually BOUGHT the ring and it had been SHIPPED. It took him 3 months from the time he received the ring to propose, but that was only because the trip we went on right after he got the ring didn’t go as planned so he didn’t end up proposing on it like he’d planned.
Hang on. . . it’s coming soon!
Post # 8
Oooh_snap: Oh thank golly! I’m not alone! My female friend has strongly hinted that she expects to be a bridesmaid when it happens but she’s only happy when I’m miserable. SO is very put off by this. They were friends first but he’s dropped the friendship from how odd she’s being, so I’m the last one standing!
The only person I can be like “Oh my gosh squeee” with is SO! He wants his own engagement ring and he’s flipping with excitement to -finally- propose the way he wants to, so I’m thankful I have that. Maybe I’m just asking for too much, haha. I want the friends who all highfive you and want to go out for drinks.
Will show the ring when SO lets me have it. He’s told me he’s going to “hide” the box for funsies.
Post # 9
Creiddylad: Thank you! Oh gosh, three months! I hope not. SO had me look for rings for one very speedy month before the purchase because he was like “Let’s do this already!”. Sorry about your trip, that must have been brutal knowing he had the ring.
Oh now I’m nervous.