Post # 1
I have 126 Facebook friends. SIX of them have announced their engagements in the past ELEVEN days. (Now, that’s only 4 couples but still!) Five of them arnnounced their engagements last week, a week where I also was scheduled to work 2 hours short of double what I asked for… when I had out of town company & a university exam. I convinced myself things were looking up, because work was willing and that things come in threes (in this case, engagement announcements), so I was in a better mood.
I know this couple has been together for a long time (a few months short of 5 years), so it doesn’t sting so badly. It’s just the combination of this one on top of all the others in such a short period of time that is getting to me. Maybe if it was around Christmas or Valentine’s Day I would have been expecting it more but what’s so important about the last half of August? It seems very random, knowing it isn’t near birthdays or anniversaries.
So tell me bees, what do you do when dealing with large numbers of engagements at the same time?
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Post # 4
@EffieTrinket: Hahaha I like it.
To the OP: You could just avoid Facebook for a while. A few of my friends have recently been engaged as well.
I guess it can be annoying when you feel like the one left out, but try not to compare yourself to others.
Post # 5
You know, this really annoyed me when I was waiting too but I’m engaged now and it still gets on my nerves seeing engagements pop up on my news feed! Haha Maybe I’m weird.
Post # 6
I know exactly how you feel, mainly because none of the couples that have gotten engaged recently of my Facebook friends haven’t been together nearly as long as SO and I have been. It is what it is though. I’m happy for my best friend who was engaged recently and another good friend who’s gett married this weekend 🙂
Post # 7
I just went through this too. I was torn because I am happy for my friend, she has been through so much and deserves to be happy but 5 months together and engaged while my SO and I have been together 18months and am still waiting. 🙁 Although my waiting isn’t that bad. SO and I have said countless times we want to marry but he doesn’t believe in long engagements and he thinks engagement means in wedding plan phase and will say “I do” w/in 18 months. I think engaged just lets the world know we found someone to want to marry just not sure when LOL
Post # 8
@EffieTrinket: LOL I LOVE this!!!! Hilarious!
Post # 9
Ha, join the club… This has been the summer of everyone getting engaged except me! 😉
Post # 10
This has been my summer. So many couples. ALL together less time than us. I think I have to get used to that though because we’ve been together 5 years and others won’t wait that long
Post # 11
@AnastasiaM: not sure which kills me more. the engagement announcments. or the pregnancy announcements…either way, FB is a buzz kill anymore for me too. sigh…
Post # 12
@AnastasiaM: number 1, their only facebook friends…i have engagement annoucements all the time on there, and of course i’m happy for them. but, in truth, i wouldn’t annouce my angagement on there, too many people know and then they want to be invited and the whole drama starts right away…..
Post # 13
I know how you feel! I know about 6 couples, all together under the time SO and I have been together (almost 5 and 1/2 years) get engaged this month. That is not counting his mom, divorced three years, who got engaged to her boyfriend of three years! Needless to say, I’m pretty pissed. But I know he is proposing by the end of the year, so I have to chill out. But still, it sucks nonetheless.
Post # 14
Holy crap. I was about to make a post to complain about the exact same thing! But then I saw yours
So not only have a ton of couples I know become engaged recently, like within 2 weeks recently, but my boyfriend has announced he wants more tattoos, a new mattress, hardwood floors downstairs, a living room set, a tv downstairs, and an in ground sprinkling system. So much for next years tax return going to a ring!
*sigh* I just might die a single woman. But there are worse fates.
Post # 15
Seems to be happening to a lot of us. I can’t get on FB without seeing engagement pics, wedding pics, or baby announcements! It was bugging me so much that I recently took a little hiatus from FB. Maybe you should do the same?
Post # 16
Nine couples I’m friends with got engaged this summer. I’m happy for most of these people but can’t help but occasionally exclaim in my brain “them! they’ve been dating for about twenty minutes and both of them are unemployed and living with her parents! what the hellllll!!!” sometimes when I get a little jealous. lol.