Post # 1
So, as I have written about in my previous posts, my boyfriend is very vocal about wanting to be with me and wanting to marry me but is really hard to get a timeline out of. I love him so much, but he’s one of these guys who is just like “i’ll know when the time is right, just trust me” and other stuff like that. He’s the master of “could be 5 months, could be 5 years” and it kind of drives me crazy.
Anyway, yesterday he moved into a new place, and I helped him, and afterwards we went out for beers and dinner. We were having a great time, and just being cute, and we were talking about possible places to get married and he said he wanted to get married at this park near my mom’s house. I said “okay! How about in 700 days?” I was TOTALLY expecting him to pull his usual “I’ll tell you when it’s time” thing, but instead he said, “no, in LESS than 700 days.” I couldn’t believe it so I asked if he was serious and he said he really was, and I was so happy i let out an involuntary SQUEAL.
Less than 700 days is less than two years until he wants to be MARRIED. I think the proposal is coming sooner than i thought… so happy!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
Oooh wow! Hope everything works out for you 😀 Exciting!
Post # 5
@emmalyn: @MaidMarian: THANKS!
Also, UPDATE: my boyfriend works in event set-up and he’s doing this job for Sears where he often gets free stuff, so when he was leaving I was like “you know what I want, if you get anything” (meaning cooking stuff, last time his co-worker got a castiron skillet and I would LOVE that) and he said “I don’t think they have diamond rings at Sears.”
Ahhhh, I’m so excited! I just think that engagement is on his mind so much more than before.
Post # 6
@laughs: Can I ask something? Why do you have to wait until he thinks it’s right? Why can’t you just tell him that you’d like to get engaged, or propose to him yourself? You think the time is right, why does he have all of the power? Two years seems like a long time, and you have no idea when he’s going to propose. Why not just do it yourself? This is really confusing me…
Post # 7
@Ruby-Redshoes: He knows getting married is important to me, and knows that I’m ready, but he still wants to wait a bit longer. I don’t want to push it, because I want to get married when we both want to get married.
I feel like I’m being pretty annoying to everyone but I’m soooo excited.
Post # 9
@Ruby-Redshoes: Being ready for marriage is something that both people should agree on. Just because one person is ready does not mean the other person is ready or that the other person should be pressured. Often, women feel ready before men, so it’s more common for the guy to need more time. So many people think that the “man” has all the power in these situations. But, if a couple clearly comunicates and sets a timeline they can both agree on, then there is no power struggle.
Best of luck to you OP on your less than 700 day wait!