(Closed) Can we do a “Waiting Bee Intro, Part 2”?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 242
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5019 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

User Name: j9marie (my nickname combined with my middle name)

Location: Connecticut

Age: 28

Occupation: Compliance

SO’s age: 25

SO’s Occupation: Information Technology

How you met: We met by chance at a local karaoke bar where I had been waiting for my blind date (who was not my SO) to arrive.  Long story short I was stood up, yet met my SO that night whose outgoing personality and amazing Backstreet Boys performance caught my attention. Our friendship took off and a year later we began dating.

Relationship length: 2+

A few words to describe yourself: Over Achiever/Compassionate/Artistic/Christian

A few words to describe your SO: Entertaining/Optimistic/Understanding/Supportive

Interests: Hiking/Creating Art/Coffee Shops/Psychology

Kids? /Pets? No children and no plans to have children anytime soon.  We have a cat.

Guilty pleasures: Skin care products and cosmetics. I especially love Bare Escentuals!

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Live to your full potential and don’t waste a second comparing yourself to others. We are each uniquely made.

 Comments (for longer story if you wish): n/a

Post # 243
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

User Name: Felix Felicis, it’s a Harry Potter reference πŸ™‚

Location: FL

Age: 21

Occupation: Student and waitress

SO’s age: 23

SO’s Occupation: Grad student and security officer

How you met: We were volunteering at the same nonprofit during college.

Relationship length: 1 year and 3 months. Living together for 6 months.

A few words to describe yourself: Honest, assertive, open-minded, feminist, runner, bookworm.

A few words to describe your SO: Kind, thoughtful, selfless, hard working, funny, handsome, intelligent.

Interests: Running, reading, movies, politics, television.

Kids?/Pets?: No kids, but we have an adorable 9 month old kitten named Hobbes!

Guilty pleasures: French fries and junk TV!

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): I once read an article that said to enjoy and be aware of this time because it’s the last time you will ever be dating someone. Thinking of  that keeps me grounded (sometimes haha)

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I recently found out he bought my ring and it’s hidden somewhere in our house! I have no idea when he will propose but I doubt it will be any time before Valentine’s Day at least. We’ve been discussing an October or November 2014 wedding.

Post # 244
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802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Just wanted to say hello everyone! long time lurker, i finally decided to make a profile

User Name: CarpeFNDiem

Location: Atlanta, GA

Age: 31

Occupation: Human Resources for a big box company

SO’s age: 32

SO’s Occupation: Acct manager

How you met: Match.com

Relationship length: honestly….a month…but i know hes the one

A few words to describe yourself: funny, charasmatic, true scorpio

A few words to describe your SO: amazing, handsome, compassionate, honest, caring, loving..i could go on and on

Interests: photography, and my online vintage clothing store on Etsy (which is on hiatus right now)

Kids?/Pets?: 1 son, hes 10. and we are talking about having one together after we get married

Guilty pleasures: sunflower seeds and my SO

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): ive been waiting my whole life for him…trust me its worth the wait

Comments (for longer story if you wish):

Post # 245
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

ooo I want to play!

User Name: LittleMsPumpernickel (SO thinks it’s a funny word)

Location: Louisiana, but relocating soon to Colorado (hopefully for grad school…but SO is getting a job there too)

Age: 20

Occupation: Full time student (getting my degree in May!)

SO’s age: 21…about to be 22

SO’s Occupation: Machine/maintenance tech + full time student (also graduating in May)

How you met: At a bar! Haha, I know. I hit his pool stick while he was playing a game of pool and we’ve been together ever since!

Relationship length: Almost 2 years

A few words to describe yourself: Smart, short, super socially liberal, and a little strange

A few words to describe your SO: Relaxed, tall, smart, attractive, and has the most beautiful curly hair

Interests: Makeup, shoes, sociology, skeet shooting, fishing

Kids?/Pets?: No kids, 2 kitty cats

Guilty pleasures: Listening to Celine Dion and eating ferrero rocher chocolates

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Never take life too seriously, nobody gets out alive anyway.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): We’ve discussed having a long engagement since we’ll be moving to another state together and living mostly off of his income. I wouldn’t mind waiting longer to get married, but our families are both super conservative and religious (at least his family and my grandparents are) and want us to get married (but will settle for an engagement) before we live/move together. Plus getting married relatively young is the norm down here so they think that’s just the natural next step. I am looking forward to the ring, though! But we’ll probably be engaged at least 2 years (then I’ll be done grad school if I get in and he will hopefully have a stable job by then). But you never know, it might end up being longer, but I’m okay with that. I view an engagement as a unique part of the relationship that you don’t have to rush through. It should be enjoyed like any other part!

Post # 246
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2036 posts
Buzzing bee

User Name: thomaj26

Location: Florida

Age: 29 (30 IN MARCH!!)

Occupation: Quality Analyst

SO’s age: 26 (27 in April)

SO’s Occupation: Engineer

How you met:  Through friends in a bar

Relationship length: 2.5 years

A few words to describe yourself:  I like football, basketball, shopping, hard working.  I really want to get married and settle down.  Kids optional.

A few words to describe your SO:  He enjoys football, hockey, and hard work.  He is such a hard worker and a studious person lol!  He is also a dog lover.

Interests:  Cooking πŸ™‚

Kids?/Pets?:  Two dogs.

Guilty pleasures:  Too many to name here!

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence):  From Rori Rice-Stop overfunctioning in relationships!!

Comments (for longer story if you wish):

Post # 247
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580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

User Name:  MommaJenn28

Location: Washington State

Age: 28

Occupation: Executive Assistant — Technical School

SO’s age: 27

SO’s Occupation: Pharmacist

How you met: Plentyoffish.com

Relationship length: years!

A few words to describe yourself: honest, caring, funny, not too serious, momma πŸ™‚

A few words to describe your SO: amazing, handsome, caring, generous, the list goes on & on… <3

Interests: watching our son grow, learn, playing softball (womens league & co-ed), work, working out, interior design, WEDDING BEE! πŸ™‚

Kids?/Pets?: We have a 6 year old little boy; 2 kittens named Harper & Henry

Guilty pleasures: real housewives, chocolate, ALONE time πŸ™‚

 

Post # 248
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46 posts
Newbee

User Name:  Piscean

Location:  San Antonio, TX

Age:  29

Occupation:  Teacher

SO’s age:  36

SO’s Occupation:  Law Enforcement

How you met:  eHarmony

Relationship length:  6 months

A few words to describe yourself:  compassionate, fun, honest, happy

A few words to describe your SO:  trustworthy, honest, caring, quality πŸ™‚

Interests:  reading, hiking, quality time with friends/family

Kids?/Pets?:  1 dog

Guilty pleasures:  Reality TV

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence):  I try not to bring up marriage or engagement.  I like to let my SO bring it up.

Comments (for longer story if you wish):  I have NO idea when an engagment is going to happen.  I could be on the list for awhile.  He wants to move in but I told him I’d like to be engaged first and he knows what ring I want.  He didn’t give me any idea what he thought one way or another.  His lease is up June/July.  We’ll see…

Post # 249
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51 posts
Worker bee

User Name:  MountainWolf

Location: Louisville, KY

Age:  25

Occupation:  Grad Student

SO’s age:  28

SO’s Occupation:  Journal Editor

How you met:  Match

Relationship length:  1.5 years

A few words to describe yourself:  I am a compassionate, intelligent, kind, and thoughtful, animal-loving feminist.

A few words to describe your SO:  My SO is an intelligent, passionate, ambitious, and sensitive, animal-loving romantic.

Interests:  Nature, hiking, yoga, reading, and watching documentaries.

Kids?/Pets?:  I currently have 2 pet ferrets, and my SO has a dog.

Guilty pleasures:  I can’t help but love watching bad reality TV (I am especially addicted to Judge Judy and Teen Mom!), listening to trashy pop music as loud as I can blast it in my car as I sing along, and lurking on WeddingBee as I give into my hopelessly mushy side.

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence):  Do not be afraid to be vulnerably honest as you share your feelings, making explicitly clear what you need and what you want without diminishing its validity or its truth. But at the same time, make room to just as completely honor what the other person may be feeling.

Comments (for longer story if you wish):  I have been lurking for awhile. My SO and I have had the serious marriage talk and we are on the same page, establishing a tentative timeline – get engaged sometime this year (likely this summer, though I would be thrilled with sooner) and be married either during my spring break next March or during the summer after I graduate. However, this has only made me more anxiously excited, and I can’t help but bring it up far more often than I would like with far more people than I know actually care. I am hoping that this can serve as an outlet for these sometimes overwhelming feelings of excitement, so that I may maintain some of my strength and spare my SO and friends from being constantly bombarded with engagement/marriage talk!

Post # 250
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36 posts
Newbee

User Name: Lauren8712

Location: NJ

Age: 25

Occupation: Full-time student/work full time -customer professional and claims analyst, looking for a part time job as well

SO’s age: 31

SO’s Occupation: he just graduated with his BA in criminal justice, filling out apps for police officer jobs, and looking into being an officer in the army. He has his CDL license and works for Fed Ex currently!

How you met: we met online, then found out we have mutual friends lol

Relationship length: It will be one year Feb 19 2013, but we have known each other longer

A few words to describe yourself: Passionate, focused, funny, adventurous

A few words to describe your SO: Hard working, determined, hopeless romantic lol hahah

Interests: I love surfing the net, quality time with SO when I can, we 1 1/2 hours away from each other

Kids?/Pets?: We both have 00000 children, and dont plan for that for another 3 years or so

Guilty pleasures: Reality TV! I swear everything I watch is reality tv, or some type of crime show, 

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Sit back, relax, and enjoy the relationship

Comments (for longer story if you wish): Although we havent techinically been together for a long time, we know we are soul mates.  Everything he wants, I want and vice versa.  We both view things the same way, and we both have the same goals for the future.  I love him, and being in past relationships has made me realize how good I have it!  The future is so much brighter with him by my side.  I can not ask for a better lover and friend.

Post # 251
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1 posts
Wannabee

User Name: GeezieCreezie

Location: Mississippi

Age: 24 (25 in a month!)

Occupation: Field trips at a local museum/photographer

SO’s age: 25

SO’s Occupation: photographer

How you met: We were introduced by a mutual friend in college.

Relationship length: 5 and a half years (we had an unfortunate break for a few months in there. problem solved!)

A few words to describe yourself: compassionate, funny, goal-oriented, easy-going

A few words to describe your SO: She’s funny, passionate, a dreamer, pretty much amazing

Interests: photography, blogging, music

Kids?/Pets?: no kids, but two big dogs (a rough collie and a shelter pup)

Guilty pleasures: weddingbee, iPhone games, cheesy movies

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): It’s okay. You have a lifetime to spend together! 

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I’ll be honest, we are waiting to get engaged until we have a way to be legally married. 

Post # 252
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2755 posts
Sugar bee

User Name:  jocember

Location:  New York, but I’m relocating to California in a few months to be with my SO!

Age: 25

Occupation:  Copywriter

SO’s age: 25

SO’s Occupation: Interning as a project manager (finishing up his IT Management master’s right now)

How you met: We met through OkCupid, but were in the same graduating class in college and SHOULD have met a dozen or more times (we’ve figured out that we took 5 classes in total together, probably did meet superficially once or twice while he was working on the 2008 Students for Obama campaign and we also have at least 6 mutual friends.)

Relationship length: 2 months officially, but we were practically joined at the hip since meeting so I say technically 4 months

A few words to describe yourself: Bubbly, a little ditzy, friendly, nerdy, ambitious, funny.

A few words to describe your SO: Charismatic, intelligent, nerdy, hard-working, outgoing, funny.

Interests: Reading, anthropology, music, blogging, writing, fitness, food, fuzzy animals (lol).

Kids?/Pets?: I have a kitty, but SO is deathly allergic so when the time comes to move in together she’s going to go live with her grandma (my mom) and litter sisters. We both eventually want a couple of dogs and definitely 1-3 kids!

Guilty pleasures: This forum! Also ice cream, peanut butter and trashy reality TV.

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Hrm. Idk.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): Although SO and I haven’t been together for very long, it feels like I’ve known him my entire life. I was in a LTR/engaged relationship prior to him and the differences between the relationships are night and day. I wasn’t sure, even after 5 years and proposing myself, that I wanted to be with my ex forever. I can’t imagine not spending the rest of my life with my SO. The life we want together is what I’ve always dreamed, and though I know it’ll be several months a few trials ahead – the moment when he asks me to marry him, I know I’m going to say yes yes yes.

Post # 253
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78 posts
Worker bee

User Name: Waitingforthatdaywithray

Location: Norfolk, VA

Age: 28

Occupation: Resort Employee/Cupcake Shop Owner

SO’s age: 29

SO’s Occupation: Teacher/Football Coach

How you met: While on vacation with my family my cousin who had recently moved to Virginia took me out to a lounge. WHile sitting there enjoying the music and talking with my cousin, my SO came over and introduced his self. He asked if he could sit down and we talked for about 30 minutes(don’t worry I didn’t leave my cousin hanging, one of his friends came over and talked to her). After talking for about 30 minutes we exchanged numbers. And as they say the rest is history…

Relationship length: It will be 3 years in July

A few words to describe yourself: Unique, Spontaneous, Quirky, Funny, and Motivated

A few words to describe your SO: Ambitious, Loving, Dedicated, Funny, and Laid-Back

Interests: Bakings, DIY projects, Drawing, Reading, Shopping, and Traveling

Kids?/Pets?: no kids yet(but would like 3 one day), and no pets but would like a mini husky one day

Guilty pleasures: Cupcakes (of course), shopping, reality tv, and I have a feeling I will be adding weddingbee very soon 

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Dont rush something that you will have a whole lifetime to enjoy.

Comments (for longer story if you wish):I don’t really know what to put in the section. I am currently praying that we will be engaged soon however I am just to the point where I have learned to sit back and relax and enjoy our relationship where it is. I know the ring is coming so I just need to be patient.

Post # 254
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


I’ve been stepping up my lurking game with occasional commenting, so I’m due to “register”!

User Name: 2BeeMrsE

Location: California

Age: mid-30s

Occupation: Office professional

SO’s age: late-30s

SO’s Occupation: Lawyer

How you met: Office romance!

Relationship length: According to who?  I would say almost 5 years, he would say less.

A few words to describe yourself: Weird, worrywart, smart, funny, caring, independent, upbeat, patient, geeky about certain topics, imaginative

A few words to describe your SO: Smart, honest, loyal, funny, bullheaded, independent, traditional, conservative, athletic, sports fan, restless

Interests: Travel, reading, crappy TV, hiking, technology, interior design, food design

Kids?/Pets?: No kids yet (hopefully 2-3), one cat (mine)

Guilty pleasures: Crappy TV, over-planning, and of course the Bee!

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Read this on a thread recently and I loved it: He hears you.  Also a big fan of giving them space to do what they need to do – the resentment from pushing a situation will cause more harm in the long run.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I don’t fully grasp the concept of knowing you want something and still waiting for it, so my impatience grows!  Behind closed doors and only on the Bee, of course.  Thanks to you all for being an outlet!

Post # 255
Member
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

User Name: alsgirl. Because I’m Al’s Girl πŸ˜‰

Location: Canberra, Australia

Age: 21

Occupation: Currently looking for a new job cos my current one isn’t taking me where I want to go/driving me crazy

SO’s age: 22

SO’s Occupation: Law Graduate with Tax Office

How you met: Mutual friend’s bday dinner…the only spot left for him to sit was net to me. I poured sugar down his back, he tried to snort salt. We’ve been together since!

Relationship length: 15 months on the 19th

A few words to describe yourself: Zany, intelligent, ambitious, incredibly impatient (so being a waiting bee is driving me nuts!), analytical, geeky, friendly, hard-working, worrywart, perfectionist, proactive. Textbook Virgo!

A few words to describe your SO: Gorgeous (he tans so well and has a perfect bum and green eyes, plus English accent *drool*), very sweet and caring, smart, a little shy, even geekier than me, traditional, stubborn and a bit lazy. We complement each other so well

Interests: Painting, drawing, being crafty, puzzles/code cracking, cooking, being a good future wifey πŸ˜‰

Kids?/Pets?: I sooooo badly want a cat (I’d make a perfect crazy cat lady, I LOVE them), certainly no kids until we’ve been married a while

Guilty pleasures: Looking at wedding stuff, Nutella, chocolate, ice-cream

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): If it’s meant to be, it will be. Try to be patient and know that pressuring him will just delay him asking.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): He’s said he will ask me to marry him before September. It was going to be in April but I’ve been set back a bit with the absolute kerfuffle with my current job. He’s already asked my parents permission! We have also picked a date and location. He’s happy to talk about wedding, just not engagement – yeah I don’t get it either!

 

P.S Felix Felicis, are you me? πŸ˜› I am also an assertive and honest 21yo Harry Potter nut with a 15 month relationship, except we’ve ben living together closer to 9 months!


Post # 256
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16 posts
Newbee

Cool idea! I was looking for a way to introduce myself to the group. 

 

User Name: Rescuepupmum86 – I’m a rescue momma!

Location: The Mitten! (MI)

Age: 27

Occupation: Legal Assistant/Law Student

SO’s age: 30

SO’s Occupation: Attorney

How you met: He denies this to the end, but eHarmony

Relationship length: 1.5 yrs

A few words to describe yourself: Honest, sarcastic but aware of others sensitivites, kinda nerdy, a little neurotic, Ina Garten fan

A few words to describe your SO:  Charming, hilarious, sarcastic, thoughtful, big softie at heart

Interests: Reading, writing/blogging, cooking, volunteering, trolling the farmer’s market

Kids?/Pets?: No kiddos, but 3 fur children: Finnegan (my dog), Chewbacca “Chewie” (SO’s grumpy cat), and our newest addition together, our kitten, Penny (we’re huge Big Bang Theory fans)

Guilty pleasures: Drinking red wine and eating chocolate, watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.  Preferably both together.

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence):  Since I’m waiting (and waiting and waiting) I’ve made my mantra “Live in the moment.”  Just enjoy what you have for now! 

Comments (for longer story if you wish):  Currently living in sin with SO, furbabies, in our favorite town.  Came here to find others in my similar situation (know I’m with The One, but no ring yet), as most of my friends are either married, or single, and it’s kind of lonely sometimes.  Came here after being publicly lynched by the “ladies” on the NEY forum at The Knot.

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