Post # 1
I know there are quite a bit of waiting bees out there and I really like these intro threads.
So let’s get to know everyone here.
I would love to share but I’m not a waiting bee. I’m a newlywed.
Possibly questions to answer… Interests? Are you dating someone? How much wedding planning have you done? Does he have the ring? Just anything!
Have fun, bees!
–Maybe Mr. Bee might sticky this.
Post # 3
I’m am a book worm, I am crazy about Law & Order:SVU (Stabler.. hubba hubba), I am a German car enthusiast, I am an 80’s rock lover, and I am down with everything Alaskan!
The boyfriend and I have been together for about 4 and a half years and we’re high school sweethearts.
He does not have the ring but I know exactly what I’m going to get! A beautiful yellow gold antique style ring with an oval aquamarine stone in bezel setting with two rows of tiny diamonds as a halo and on the sides. I found photos of a nearly identical ring and told him what I wanted adjusted so it will be custom.
We basically have our wedding planned as it’s going to be a small intimate wedding with just our family and maybe a few close friends.
I have been waiting for about 2 years and it probably won’t happen for another year or two… So yeah! That’s about it!
Post # 4
Hey everyone, I met my man freshman year of highschool and we had crushes on each other but never dated (and thank goodness because we weren’t ready!) Seven years later we reconnected and fell ridiculously in love! (like, within a week!) Long story short,(the whole thing is like a fairytale!) we are now living together with our two cats. We have plans to get married in the next year or so, but still waiting on the official engagement!
Post # 5
I work in the transportation industry, but I’m biding my time until I start my PhD program in the Fall of 2011. I am a rock climber from Atlanta, with a five year plan to move to Chattanooga. I met my mister while climbing a little over a year ago. We were pretty much inseperable from the start. We’re constantly working to improve ourselves and learning more about eachother.
We will have been together for a year on April 20th. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have a ring, but I think he has a good idea of what I want. I have no clue if he’s looking for a ring or when an engagement might be. I’m just hoping to be surprised. In the meantime, I’m filling up my bookmarks with lots of ideas. I can’t wait until I’m engaged and we can start making some real decisions, not only for our wedding, but for the rest of our life stories!
Post # 6
Im a 25 year old Medical Assistant from Atlanta, originally from Memphis. I work at a private OBGYN practice north of Atlanta. I am also apart of an all girls drift team and in the process of building (yes the five of us are literally wrenching on the car) a Drift Toyota Cressida.
My SO and I met back in 2002 on a car forum. We are both very very into cars and racing. Mr. Tee and I have been together for a year in April (officially though July 5th) although we have been friends for alot longer. I pretty much knew immediately he was the man for me.. going from friends to dating was really easy as we had always had feelings for each other.
It has been a bit difficult as he lives in Pittsburgh and I live here but we see each other every 6-8 weeks on average. He has the setting as we are using an old setting from my mom, but I dont know about anything else. We have talked abotu getting married next year but thats about all I know.
I already have my dress and have picked out the dress I want my girls to wear. I have also contacted the seller on etsy who did Molly’s (The bachelor wedding) bridesmaid necklaces as I loved them and Im going to have them made in Red and silver for my girls (that will be part of my gifts to them). I have already picked out my colors (ruby red,orange, and hot pink with a hint of peacock feathers dyed red for decorations) and have been getting pricing for a couple of different venues.
I cant wait to marry this man and Im so excited that once we are engaged I will be moving to Pittsburgh.
Post # 7
@The Ren– Thats so cool that youre on a drift team..I dated a guy at one point that did that 🙂
Post # 8
Thank you! I absolutely love it and my SO thinks its pretty hot lol.
Post # 9
Hiiii Im Fushiasparkles!
I’m a 25 yr old bartender and USF grad from Tampa, FL. My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I knew each other in high school (US History and NJROTC class, I actually joined NJROTC to get another boy’s attention lol..i didnt work out obviously) but we were just friends. Fast forward to sophomore yr of college, he found me on Facebook,we met up and started hanging out. Three weeks later we were dating 🙂
We’ve been through alot in the past (almost) 5 years. We have been living together for about 3 yrs now and have a cat named Roxas (our baby! lol). People often say we are the same person, only different sexes. We’re both goofy, fun-loving and ambitious and are each other’s best friend.
Both Boyfriend or Best Friend and I were in the greek system at USF and my sorority sisters were absolutely STOKED when Boyfriend or Best Friend finally (after 3.5 yrs of dating) lavaliered me with his fraternity letters (basically the equivalent of a promise ring). Now, of course, even though I am graduated, they are all still waiting for me to that e-ring..they are my biggest supporters lol.
Right now, I’m looking for jobs while Boyfriend or Best Friend is working two part-time jobs to make money for (and I quote) “our future together”. He is going into the Coast Guard this fall after about a year and a half of waiting to get in (darn budget cuts and misinformed recruiters!!) Wherever life takes us, Ill be happy as long as he is by my side!
So thats our story in a nutshell! Lets hear some more! <3
Post # 10
I am 24 years old and a graduate student working on my Ph.D in social psychology (2nd year in the program). I primarily research romantic relationships (I am cheesy in every area of my life!). One day I would like to teach psychology and/or do some market research. As far as hobbies go, I enjoy video games, cooking, reading for pleasure, and shopping.
I met my man when I was a freshman in high school and going through all sorts of weird phases. He said he fell in love with me then and we went to high school dances together but did not really date. So he moved off to college since he was 2 years ahead of me in school, but we still talked every single day online even though I was in a 4 year relationship (I knew that ex was NOT the one for sure). After college, he applied to grad schools all over the country for philosophy and did not get in, so he ended up moving back to our hometown and we started dating that night! In our first month of dating he had too many drinks and told me how he envisioned my hair on our wedding day (I wish he talked like that now! hehe). After 2 years of dating he moved with me to Vermont so I could go to school and he ended up finding an amazing job that he loves. We have a pug named Oliver who is our little dog child.
As for the wedding stuff… I have not planned anything official. I mostly just gush at the blogs and at wedding dresses. We both talk openly about what I want/what he wants. I know it will be a very small ceremony, consisting of immediate family and their SOs. The Boyfriend or Best Friend wants it outside by Lake Champlain and I am leaning toward a picnic themed wedding. I currently love the colors yellow and Tiffany blue. Both of our families and all of our old friends live 8 hours away, but I am sure we will have a big, informal get together in Pennsylvania at some point. He did tell me he wants to get married in August of 2012, and plans on proposing before the summer of 2011. I went ring shopping alone and told him what I would like since he is going to end up buying the diamond online and wants it to be a surprise.
@ToasterCat, I completely agree with you that I am glad we did not date in HS because I was kind of a man eater back then and we were both immature.
Post # 11
This is such a nice idea–thanks for starting this thread 🙂
I’m a 30 year old waiting bee. I work full time as a research analyst and am also in graduate school studying conflict analysis and resolution. Balancing full time work, part time school, and a full time live-in Boyfriend or Best Friend can be a challenge, but Boyfriend or Best Friend is soooo wonderfully supportive of my many endeavors! He’s a keeper 🙂
Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been together for 4.5 years and I have a sneaky suspicion that my waiting is coming to an end soon! We picked out a ring together back in January and we’re taking a little trip this weekend to “celebrate the end of midterms” (even though one ended up getting pushed back until Monday). I’m hoping that we’ll be doing some other celebrating too. Cross your fingers for me 😉
Thanks for being such an awesome and positive community! I love the hive! So nice to “meet” all you ladies!
Post # 12
i’m a youngin. currently only 19, but turning 20 in a few short weeks.
my bf and i have been together for just about 2 years now, and have known for about a year that we would like to get married. neither of us really were brought up to believe in the ‘dating’ scene, and honestly, i’ve seen my mom out there and she scared me out of it haha 😛
i will be getting engaged this year, or so he says, but it probably won’t be until august at least because he doesn’t want a long engagement. i want at least a year, and we’ve decided on december 30, 2011 as a tentative date, so it’d better happen this year 😛
basically we’ve planned a lot of stuff without making anything official. i know myself i have a good idea of what i want, and the other stuff i’ve narrowed down (so like, photographer, i have a list of them in different budget ranges depending on what we can spend).
Post # 13
I am a 30 year old waiting bee from London, but I live in NYC right now. I work in Government and am a huge bookworm and aspiring writer. I moved in with SO a couple of months ago on the understanding that we would be engaged within a year. So far living together has been amazing, and I’m glad we didn’t wait.
In April, my SO and I will have been together for a year in April. We met in a very ‘Friends’ like situation. We used to live in the same building, and had been friendly/noticing each other for a few months before I finally asked to borrow some sugar:)
We are planning to get married next summer as given that I am 30, we are ready to get a move on popping out some beebees. I’m guessing th eengagement should happen before the end of this summer all though I am kind of hoping it happens sooner as I need a ton of time to plan. I have no idea about the ring situation, because the boy doesn’t discuss it with me at all. I am fairly certain he is consulting my best friend behind my back though!
As a newcomer to the bee, I am really loving this thread. It has been so nice to read the stories of other waiting bees, I feel like I know everyone a bit better already!
Post # 14
@plantains: Did you really finally get talking by borrowing sugar? That’s so adorable…or I guess I should say “sweet”! 🙂
Post # 15
@Julialimei Yes! I figured it was the best way for him to get the hint! It is ‘sweet’ I guess, thanks!
Post # 16
I’ve been on the Bee for a while now, but I think this is a great idea!!!
I’m a 24 yr old marketing assistant — and currently crossing my fingers for a promotion to an event planning position (left a few posts on that already!) and my wonderful SO is a 28 yr old software developer. We will have been together for 5 years this June!!!!! We met through mutual friends when I was a freshman in college and he had just graduated.
We’ve been living together for about 2 1/2 years and we’ve been talking about getting married for about a year now… and I have a feeling that a proposal is coming this summer. We’re actually going ring shopping tonight!! YAY! I’ve been trying not to do too much planning, but it’s so difficult!!
It’s been great hearing more about all of the other waiting bees here!!