Post # 1
Okay, I won’t pretend that I could do this forever but I really don’t mind waiting all that much. With the holidays here and New Years, and my (30th!!) birthday, and then valentines day and our anniversary, a euro vacation…. I know it’s coming!!! I definitely think about it all the time and want the proposal SO bad but I’m just excited that it’s in the near future. Anyone else in a similar boat? These are my last days/months as his girlfriend and a single 29 yr old chick and I think it’s fun!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I totally felt the same way! We’d been together for a long time and I was super happy in our relationship as is… but being pretty sure it was coming, and not knowing when or how, was totally thrilling. I’m glad you can have a such a positive attitude about it. 🙂 xox
Post # 4
I felt the same way! I guess I didn’t feel like I was actively “waiting” for an engagement, but it just made me so happy to know we were on the same page about our future, and when the proposal eventually came, I was just super excited to make the commitment official.
Post # 5
That is exactly how I felt! I mean I had bad waiting days, but when I knew that he wanted to marry me and it was coming soon I was at ease.
Post # 6
I’m actually like this right now! I have so much going on in my life (graduating, moving to a new state, starting a new job) that it makes the time before the proposal that much better. I know that I won’t be getting engaged until this summer, so I’m happy I get to start my professional life first. The only downer to all this is the distance; we’ve been long distance for over half our relationship now, and this will continue for approximately another year and a half. Anyway, I’m happy it’s happening next year, but I’m enjoying my life a lot right now. I don’t want to rush things. I’m glad we’re both going to be independent before we get engaged.
Post # 7
Waiting has been positive for me thus far – it is so exciting to talk about it together – but also we are waiting until next year (later in the year) so we’ll see how I feel once it comes time when it COULD be happening at any minute, I might turn into a wild woman. I think the fact that I know it couldn’t happen any moment right now keeps me calm.
I love that he wants to spend his life with me, I love that we’re going to move in together, I’m so excited, I really didn’t think this would ever happen for me.
Post # 8
I am!! I’m fortunate enough to know that it is definitely happening next February. Now I still get my impatient moments but for the most part, I’m content to enjoy the holiday period and let it sink in that this will be my last Christmas and New Years sans an engagement ring.
Post # 9
I’m doing okay with waiting right now, probably because it still feels so new. We’ve only been dating over a year, so we only had a serious conversation abourt the in September. So not long at all.
I think the difference is I feel very confident it’s coming at some point in the next 6 months (most likely), as we were very open with a timeline and communication. As far as I know, he’s just waiting for the right time to surprise me, and honestly 6 months doesn’t seem that long. We’re both in our 30s, so we know what we want and have been honest about when we want it.
Now if it’s summer and I’m still waliting, I may be getting more antsy. But as others have said, I’m busy now. It’s the holidays, I’m job searching/interviewing, and we’re trying to get other things in order. So I haven’t been sitting literally waiting for it to come. I am sure it will soon enough. 🙂
Post # 10
trying to be…i know it’s coming soon!
Post # 11
@KLC216: I think we are in similar situations. I’m 30, he’s 40 and we’ve been really communicative about everything. If it hasn’t happened by summer, I’m sure I won’t be so calm, cool, and collected 😉 He REALLY wants to surprise me w the proposal and I’ve noticed that he doesn’t respond much anymore to wedding talk and is keeping pretty quiet about the whole thing, which is just getting me more excited. I’m trying to pretend that I’m not OBSESSED with getting engaged by playing it cool but he knows me better than that 🙂
Post # 12
I definitely felt that way before I got engaged. I was just so happy at the prospect of having my “firsts” as his fiancé, and “lasts” as his girlfriend.
Heck, I still feel that way, but in regards to getting married now. It’s my last holiday season as an unmarried lady!
Post # 13
@mousiegirl: Oh I know how you feel! He said he wanted to give it a little time so I could “forget about it” and he could “surprise me.” Like I’ve been able to forget that he has my ring size! Again, I could easily wait without getting anxious until summer, but I am of course very excited and trying to hide it.