(Closed) Boys’ timelines

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My boyfriend stated that he believed that you should be together for at least 1.5 years before you move in together and together for a minimum of 2.5 years to get engaged.  I laughed in his face because I really thought he was joking!  He was offended until he heard what I had to say.  I have always believed that there is no right or wrong “timeline” for things in a relationship.  By no means am I saying to go out and marry a stranger because you thought his shoes were really awesome, but I feel like the progression of a relationship should be more organic and unique to each couple.  I think I may have brought him over to the dark side because we have been together almost a year (nov. 13) and have been living together for almost as long.  The engagement is right around the corner!  He says within the next six months but I really think it will be before I graduate in mid-December!

Post # 4
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1316 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think my SO had a general timeline of 2 years for moving in, 5 years for marriage.

Well.. we moved in after 1.5 years, and I am hoping for a proposal by the end of year, which would make it around 3.5 years. Result!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My FI’s time line was more of a to do list. He didn’t want to get engaged until we were in our own home.

One night he was out partying with the boys and came home and we had a wonderful drunken conversation. He came to bed and cuddled up to me telling me how wonderful I am and how much he loves me. He continued to tell me how he is going to start saving for a ring but he just wants to buy his TV’s first… OMG I almost died laughing. We have a theater room in our basement and he wanted to purchase a big screen TV for it and he wanted to purchase one for our kitchen and bed room too.

Shortly after he proposed to me I asked him about it and he had no clue why he would have say that because he had already ordered the ring. lol. 

EDIT: When I siad partying I ment at a golf tournament lol. There was an insane amount of beer consumed.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve experienced this wonky timeline thing too!

About five months ago, me and my friend were talking about getting engaged (she’s since gotten engaged, I’m still waiting) and I got really “waiting crazy” that night. My BF proceeded to tell me that we would be engaged within the next two years. TWO YEARS! And we had already been together for almost two years at that point. I about lost it! And I advised him to sleep on the couch that night. Haha. Yeah, I was that mad. But that timeline didn’t hold true at all. We went ring shopping the week before last, and now I think I’m just waiting on the ring to be sized and him to pick his moment! 

I feel like guys (not all, but many) have a skewed view on the time that things take, or when things should happen. But, we love them anyway 🙂

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