Post # 1
Hi all , new bee here 🙂 When I first started waiting for my man to propose I thought I would go crazy with anxiety! Everyone else I knew had practically no waiting period at all so I really thought I was the only person in the world going crazy with anticipation. And I have to say I’m sooo glad to find these boards and to find out it’s not just me. Reading the posts here (from a distance until now) has kept me somewhat sane. And I’m so relieved to find a community of people just like myself! I look forward to impatiently waiting with you ladies!
Post # 3
Welcome to the Bee!!! Buzzzz
Yeah, waiting sucks doesn’t it! It shouldn’t be, you should just be basking in the joy of finding the man you love. Yeah, right. Maybe some are the lucky but the rest of us have a combination of happiness, anxiety, pissed at him and chilling out. Some seem to sequence in the order but I go through all 4 in a single day. Hahahaha! Tell us the story of your relationship so far. 🙂
Post # 4
Hi ashleykaye! I too am a newbee and have been reading these board without joining for some months. In fact, I’ve never joined an internet forum of any kind before, but I too have found these boards really helpful whilst waiting. I too felt like I was the only one!
Post # 5
I agree!!!!!!! I am a new BEE too! I have been waiting for about a year now. Just found this site a couple days ago! I felt like I was the only one in the world who was stressing and going nuts with this waiting business!
So happy to do this with you guys!!!!
We will keep each other sane!
Post # 6
That’s how I felt before I came here…I didn’t even know there was a word for it. All of my friends either didn’t expect a proposal (were quite young) or badgered their SO into proposing (literally, like 3)…in front of me.
I found these boards in Feb when I started to get the itch. Now I know for a fact he has the ring and I’m elated!
Post # 7
@ashleykaye: I don’t post much and I’m fairly new here but welcome 🙂 this place helps me out soooo much! Even if sometimes I can’t post just reading everyone gives a sense of belonging, it’s such a great community, wish I would have joined before :pt
Post # 8
@LearCat23: I was also a long time board lurker 😉
@OneDayDutcher: I can relate it calmed me down alot to find these boards!
@ValerieBee03: I know what you mean, we are young also. Everyone i know who is engaged was surprised their SO proposed when he did. How exciting for you!! Here’s hoping your wait is almost over!!
@cherriesandcream: everyone seems so supportive here it’s amazing! 🙂
Post # 9
@SomedaymrsWDS: Oh those stages sound all too familiar!
SO and I met through mutual friends and were just friends for a few months before becoming a couple. He wanted a long term relationship but was scheduled to join the army after only 5 months dating. I was unsure how a LDR would go after that short time but SO decided to delay his enlistment which I was ecstatic about! Fast forward a great 1.5 years (he is amazing and always wanted to talk about our future together and he is just my best friend 🙂 ) and he was leaving for the army (such a shock only got 1 week notice of enlistment and then he was gone). He got his first call home 3 days into basic training and told me he’d decided in those days that he was ready and wanting to propose! He’s now been in the army 1.5 years we’ve been together almost 4 years. I know he has bought my ring and the jeweler called to say it’s arrived! I’m just itching!
Would love to hear other stories from those willing to share 🙂
Post # 10
@ashleykaye: I waited for a year before I decided to google my feelings and keywords to my situation and found the board. The Bees are very helpful!!
Welcome… I hope we can help you to gain perspective on various situations to keep your sanity
Post # 11
@ashleykaye: Is he in town or still deployed? I assume in town or the ring wouldn’t be there. That is SO EXCITING! I hope it’s on your finger in days, because it’s been harder for me to wait since he ordered my ring than it was before. Haha!
Post # 12
@tiff-tiff-tiff: wow! I waa frantically googling at about the 4 month mark lol
@SomedaymrsWDS: Yes he is in town for Christmas 🙂 I am hoping he won’t sit on it for too long, knowing that it’s there is incredibly tempting … Hopefully we will be getting holiday proposals!
Post # 13
@ashleykaye: HI and welcome to the waiting hive!
You are not the only one lol!! Happy holidays and I hope your wait isn’t too long!
Post # 14
Hi @ashleykaye: First & foremost… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
Sounds like you won’t be waiting very long at all as The Ring has been bought… guessing it’ll happen for you this “Engagement Season”… sometime between now and Valentines.
How exciting !!
Post # 15
@ashleykaye: Welcome welcome welcome! It’s nice to meet another waiting Bee! Especially a lurker. I too found the community and the inspiration too intoxicating a pollen to ignore! Hope that joining here alleviates your anxieties as it has for many before us.
Post # 16
Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome 🙂