Post # 1
You know when you’re 99.99% sure it’s going to happen and then that 0.01% of not happening is what you get? Yeah, been there.
Bees, what do you do when you think the proposal is coming but it doesn’t? Any cute/funny/mad stories will be sure to lift all of our spirits!
Post # 3
I don’t have a story, but I’ve seen Legally Blonde a million times and at least he didn’t dump you instead 🙂
Post # 4
FI once got down on one knee, took my hand, and asked me to go blender shopping with him.
It was really eary on in our relationship, so at the time I was just relieved he wasn’t actually proposing!
But I know what it’s like to be a Waiting Bee and look at every special moment as a potential proposal. Walks along the beach, anniversary dinners, and romantic evenings came and went with no proposal. The best thing to do is just try to appreciate the moment for what it is, separate your expectations, and remember that even if a proposal doesn’t happen when you want it to, it will happen.
Post # 5
I’m worried about this. I think it may happen in June for our anniversary, but if it doesn’t, I don’t want to be dissapointed!
Post # 6
FI and I went out for dinner for our anniversary in Nov. I knew he had the ring, in fact, I knew it was in his pocket at dinner! He took me on a “surprise” horse & carriage ride and kept trying to get me to be serious and talk about our love for each other. It just wasn’t me though. I loved the horse & carriage ride and the sentiment, but I wasn’t going to be all serious and solemn. At one point he asked me “So hypothetically, if I proposed tonight, would you say yes?”.
Of course, he didn’t propose that night, or for another 3 weeks. Been there girl! It ended up being way better the next time though. So much more us: he made us a nice dinner, just the two of us, then we spent the whole night relaxing & talking. I knew it was coming still, but it feel like a lot less pressure.
Post # 7
The christams before he proposed I really thought it was coming. He was being so sweet the few weeks leading up to christmas and kept making comments about us spending our lives together. Then one day I was cleaning and I found a recipt from a jewelry store. It didn’t say what the recipt was for or how much it was. It was just something that said thank you for your order ######, we will call you when it is ready to be picked up. I was so excited and I just knew he was going to propose. Anyways, it ended up being earings. I was so disapointed, but just smiled and told him how much I loved them. He ended up proposing the following May after taking me to a few jewelry stores to get an idea of what I would like. To this day he still doesn’t know about me finding the recipt and thinking he was going to propose on christmas hehe.
Post # 8
This has happened a few times to me…
We’ve been looking at rings for well over a year, but it seemed like we were really getting serious late Sept. We had a trip planned for Thanksgiving to Cabo and my birthday was just before that. I thought for sure… the timing seemed to be all in place – even my friends were mentioning our “big trip.” Well no proposal.
Then I for sure thought Christmas… that’s gotta be it. I was supposed to finish up some work and meet him at a friend’s house and I called to say I was on my way, “Uhh… I’m not there yet. I had to pick up your Christmas present!” I was so excited for the next week. And he wanted to give me my present before we flew up to see our families. So I thought for sure, he wants me to have the ring on my finger before we go see them so we can share the news… my gift was a bracelet.
Turns out though that I was reading too much into things. Now that it’s actually going to happen, I’m a part of the process. He gives me little updates and I kind of have an approximate date of when I think it will happen. I just jumped the gun before.
Post # 9
@NinjaWings: I try really really really hard to have zero expectations so I don’t get bummed out with “almosts” My SO is a really sweet and silly guy but has been very much more lately, and if I was on the lookout for “almosts” then every day I’d be disappointed.
Post # 10
@badabing88: The ‘almost’s’ only come around when it’s Engagement season (Christmas to Valentine’s) but the crazy part is that I DON’T want it to happen when everyone else is getting engaged. I need to wean myself off of that mentality!
Post # 11
I have two pretty awful/funny ones. The first one was on my birthday last year and he came in the bedroom with his hands behind his back telling me how much he loved me and how I deserved the best and he wanted to do something special for me, blah, blah, and then it was a plane ticket to go visit my girlfriends, haha. It was a great present, but I’m sure I reacted very strangely.
The second one I was actually a bit disappointed about. It was this past Christmas, when we’d been talking seriously about getting married (trying to find a date, venue, ect.) for about 3 months. He bought me a jewelery box. I looked through all the drawers, haha.
It’s funny now, haha, especially because he has no idea that I thought there was going to be a ring. Also, knowing a ring is coming very soon makes me able to laugh about those other times. I think they’re good stories for a few years from now, when he wont feel guilty about it.