(Closed) Silly reasons you want to get engaged

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hmm, well, as well as all the *good* reasons, I’d say getting engaged (and thus having to save for a wedding) is a good excuse not to make the crazy number of expensive trips abroad that is required of my SO and me, considering we have so many family and friends all over the world (not to mention we seem to get about four wedding invites a year – all abroad, argh). 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

my silly reason is so people don’t ask me about it when we attend his cousin’s wedding in a few months.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

My silly reason is so I can call my SO my FI! I’ve been using significant other for a little while now and people always look at me funny when I do. Boyfriend simply does not fit anymore and I’m ready for a title that fits that people won’t think twice about.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@CupcakeLove:  This sounds like something I could have said myself! I am turning 29 in March and I still look very young, annoyingly so. I’m not mistaken for a student, but oftentimes I feel like some students, parents, or colleagues don’t take me seriously because they think I am 24 and just out of college and not nearly 30 with some considerable experience in the classroom! I’m also dating the teacher next door and being engaged will add some legitimacy to our relationship in our workplace which will feel good. Everyone already teases us as it is, including my students who will say things like “Your HUSBAND is at the door!!!” It will be nice to finally be engaged and so comments like that will be a little less awkward for me! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

(I’m engaged but these are reasons I want my ring)

I’m really bad at deflecting guys trying to hit on me, and a ring would be a way of showing I’m taken without having to state it. 

I’d feel like more of a grown up lady.

I like sparkly things.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My silliest one is because the Mayans say the world ends this year…no matter how true or untrue I can’t push it from my mind sometimes lol

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MabelleBliss:  I also looked forward to having guy repellent.  Sadly, it doesn’t always work.  Just like before, some creeps still say, “Well, he’s not here now…”  Gross.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@cadybug:  yeah, but at least they’re aware so if they chose to be creeps I can just say “you’re a creep, leave me alone” The problem I have is when I’m not entirely sure if a guy’s being flirty or just weirdly friendly, I don’t want to say “I have a boyfriend” if he wasn’t actually hitting on me, cause that’s awkward and makes it seem like I’m full of myself

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@MabelleBliss:  I totally agree with you..

@cadybug:  ..and you!!  Creepers!!!!!!!

My other silly reason is that I wanted to get married by 25 and that’s not happeningggg (will be a year off).  It’s just a nice round age number.  Sigh.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I totally agree with the looking young thing.  I turned 30 last year and my students still don’t  believe me when I tell them how old I am.  I always start off my “Meet the Teacher” speech with “yes I am old enough to teach your students” because I get the, “you look so young thing” that sparkly ring might decrease that.

 

another lame reason, which isn’t really a reason that often in my head, is that I am the only non married person in my department at work and I want to feel like a “grown up” too haha

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

my silly reasons are: I don’t want to turn 30 without at least one ring on my finger (so he’s got until Dec 2013… and since I know he HAS the ring he’d better not make me wait that long!) lol I want people to stop asking when we’re getting married, and I want my sparkly heart cut tanzanite! lol

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I want the sparkly! Also, it seems like everyone I know is either married or has kids. I already feel left behind because I graduated high school late (because I was very sick during high school) and therefore graduated university late and all that. I don’t like feeling left behind!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I want the sparkly too!! Also I feel uncomfortable saying “boyfriend” at my age, and “partner” or ” other half” etc just doesn’t sound right. I want to feel grown up, and I want a wedding with a pretty dress and flowers, and I want to go on a nice romantic holiday abroad. Also did I mention that I WANT THE SPARKLY?!

Slightly less silly reasons (although still silly): I want to feel secure about us staying together and having a family, and not worry about ending up alone. Also I want my elderly mother to feel secure that I’m settled and will be loved and taken care of when she’s gone, as I know she worries about it.

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