(Closed) In order?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Did you do things in the traditional order?
    Yes sir, by the book. : (23 votes)
    23 %
    No way, this is the 2000s/2010s! : (70 votes)
    69 %
    Other? : (8 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Not that I went out of order on purpose.  It just happened



    Graduate shool

    Move in with boyfriend at that time (bouhgt house with him)

    Work full time

    Go back to school

    flunk out of school

    Go back to work full time

    Date men here and there

    Finally meet Mr. Right

    Plan wedding


    However we did agree on a date though.

    Post # 4
    465 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Not at all! Our relationship went:

    (Me) Go to college (Him) Return to college for 2nd degree

    (him) graduate

    Move in together

    Get Engaged

    Buy puppy

    Get Married

    (me) Graduate


    haha we’re WAY off!

    Post # 6
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I clicked Other because I think we threw EVERY rule book out the window…

    For us it went like this:

    Decide we are meant for each other
    Move in together
    Start dating
    Decide wedding date
    Meet each other’s parents
    Go to college

    Eventually we will:
    Start career
    Buy a house

    But as you can see, we don’t really follow traditional logic, so who knows how this will play out, LOL!

    Post # 7
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Great post!

    Meet boy, fall head over heels

    Graduate HS

    Go to college

    Get engaged

    Graduate college

    Grad school

    Graduate grad school


    Who the hell knows what’s next?!

    Post # 8
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    not in order, but i’m starting to be ok with it. i…

    graduated college

    met boy

    moved in with boy

    got engaged

    will get married in about a month.

    Post # 9
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’d say we mostly “did it right”

    Graduate Undergrad (both)

    Get a job (him)

    Go to law school (me)


    graduate law school (me)

    get a job (me)

    get engaged

    buy a house

    get married


    Post # 10
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was somewhat in order…

    Go to college

    Meet boy (last year in school)

    Get engaged to boy (the week before…)

    Graduate College

    Move in with boy

    and next I’ll marry boy, buy house with boy and have babies with boy 😉

    Post # 11
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wish I had more things to check off the list (especially since I’m always 30!)

    Graduate ugrad (both)

    Attend grad school (both)

    Meet boy & make him fall madly in love with me 😉

    Start MORE grad school (both)

    Get engaged

    Get married

    Graduate (both)

    Undecided  You see there is no job or property ownership or anything in there!

    Post # 12
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Our timeline is weird because he’s eight years older and divorced. I suppose we’re automatically disqualified from “traditional,” haha. He went to undergrad, got a job/career, got a house, married the long term college gf, started grad school, and got divorced before I was even part of the picture. For me:

    Go to undergrad

    Meet SO

    Complete undergrad (he completes grad school @ the same time)

    Career and money nonsense

    Engagement (sometime this year)

    Wedding 2011

    Move in together

    Babies and houses and stuff eventually


    I’m looking forward to seeing how things pan out. 🙂

    Post # 13
    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We’re a little off the traditional order too:

    1. Go to college

    2. Meet boy (half way through undergrad)

    3. Graduate college

    4. Get engaged!

    5. Start law school

    6. Get married (in 7 months, after first year of law school together)

    7. Then graduate law school, get jobs, get a house, get a pet, have babies and live happily ever after (I hope!).

    Not exactly how I planned it, but it’ll do. Smile


    Post # 14
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    go to college

    meet boy

    graduate college

    date everyone but the boy

    relocate to the big city

    start dating the boy

    get engaged

    buy a house/move in together

    plan a wedding

    get married


    This is totally not the timeline I expected, but it works.

    Post # 15
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    Well, mine’s not too far out of “order”

    – Meet boy

    – Go to college

    – Graduate (me)

    – Get married 

    – Graduate (him)

    – etc.

    Post # 16
    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ooh, great post! Mine went (and is going) like this: 

    Meet and fall in love with boy

    Start high school

    Graduate high school

    Start college, move to another city that he is also moving to (not living together)

    Move into together

    Get engaged

    Graduate college 

    Get married

    Move to new town for grad school

    Graduate from grad school

    Buy house together

    Have kids? 

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