How long have you been officially waiting compared to your relationship length?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Newbee

We began dating 3.5 years ago.  We weren’t that serious until after about 8 months of dating.  He moved out of state for work 2 years ago and we broke up but I ended up moving to be with him 15 months ago.  I have been “waiting” for about 9 months.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My SO & I have been togeth 7 & 1/2 years. I’ve been waiting about 2 or so months now (when we actually looked at rings to see whats out there). We both feel we’re ready now and taking those steps to make that happen.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@LilMonkey:  The “wait” really started when we went ring shopping for the 2nd time. The first time it was really just to see what was out there and to educate him on the 4 C’s. It was a suggestion I made that he agreed to. I had trouble answering his “What’s better? Size or quality in a diamond?” question. I said “I wish I could just show you” and he said “OK, we’ll go look tomorrow”.

The 2nd time we went ring shopping, it was his idea. “You know we didn’t try these 2 stores, why don’t we check them out today.”  We had a lot better luck finding what I liked and he took business cards and all of my sizing info was saved in the computers. He even decided HE wanted to try on wedding rings during this 2nd trip. He was due for a large vacation payout from an old job and mentioned he would use that for the ring. That was in late June. At that time we had been together for 2 years, 3 months.

Its funny how you can go from dating to waiting in one afternoon!

Post # 6
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Honey bee

@LilMonkey:  I was with my now husband for 9 years when he proposed. I would say I considered myself waiting officially for about 6 months from when we formally discussed purchasing an engagement ring. 

We decided we wanted to get married about 3 years into the relationship, but decided to wait until we had 1) graduated college, 2) had stable careers and 3) were financially comfortable enough to get married.

He proposed last August on our 9 year anniversary. We had been out of college for 3 years and were both in stable jobs. The timing was great. We just got married about 3 weeks ago.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I waited for about 1 year and we were dating for 10 when he proposed

  note: 3 of these waiting years we were in HS, 4 we were in a LDR while I was away at college

Post # 8
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Helper bee

We’ve been together 3 years next month, living together for about half of that, talking marriage for the past say 3 months and so yeah about 3 months ago it hit me that this is going to happen so Ive been waiting for it fow 3 months. BUT not expecting it all that time, I just know that its looming and I think it will be before the end of the year.  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

We have been together 2 years this week, and I have been waiting for 4 months.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Been together almost 4.5 years….I would say I have been officially/intensely waiting for the past 2 years. Aaaaaaaaany day now would be great. haha

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We’ve been dating for 3 years, 2 months and 20 days (I had to look at the calendar). I’ve been waiting since February when he bought the ring. I was “expecting” it from March until June, and after that, it’s slowly settled back into a more zen like waiting period. Now that I know his timeline will end in Jan, I’m far calmer about it. I don’t think I’m actually ‘waiting’ actively, more like just enjoying it all.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

We’re just coming up to 2.5 years 🙂

I’ve been hoping without hope for a little over a year and I’m pretty certain that I have another solid year of that ahead of me… boo

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

FI proposed on our 6th anniversary, and I was “waiting” for about 1 year

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

We’ve been together 4 yrs… I brought it up a couple years ago but we decided to buy a house first (we have a son and I have two boys from a previous relationship) bigger space was a major priority. He mentioned he was going to start saving for my ring and randomly asking me what styles I like about 2mths ago. I asked him if he thought getting married next October was a possibility… He said “yes” ,! Im hoping he’ll ask by the end of the year so I’ll have time to plan!!! 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

We have been dating for 7 years and I have been waiting for the last 2 years.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We’ve been dating for about 5.5 years and I’ve been for just about a year.

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