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

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Post # 287
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Helper bee

User Name: Aprilsfool

Location: South-West of Germany

Age: 28

Occupation: Soon to be Clinical Psychologist

SO’s age: 36

SO’s Occupation:  self-employed

How you met: at a friends’ birthday party in Scotland (I lived there for several years)- long story short: I lived with the friend before she did a tour around the world, where she met a guy in Australia. She invited him for her birthday party, he didn’t want to go alone to the party and asked a friend to come along as well. Then being told by my friend: here are the Germans, go and entertain them. Well, I guess I did a good job πŸ™‚

Relationship length: 4 years

A few words to describe yourself: stubborn, realistic, as I call it (others say, I am a pessimist), easily to throw a tantrum, but calming down just a quickly, lazy, but determined, when needed and always skint πŸ™‚

A few words to describe your SO: totally laid-back, sometimes cleaning-obsessed (good for me, so I don’t have to do it), a really good cook

Interests:

Kids?/Pets?: no kids yet, no pets, cause I am allergic

Guilty pleasures: chocolate !!!, love books, stupid TV shows, day dreaming

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Tomorrow is also a day.

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

Post # 288
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

User Name: TrousseauHorse

Location: DC area

Age: 33

Occupation: government drone

SO’s age: 27

SO’s Occupation:  government drone

How you met: we met through an online dating site, but it turns out one of his best friends from Boston knows one of my best friends from Boston, so we theoretically could have met the old-fashioned way!

Relationship length: 1+ year

A few words to describe yourself: snarky, nerdy, responsible, driven

A few words to describe your SO: geeky, enthusiastic, family-oriented

Interests: my interests are riding my horse, volunteering, playing music, learning foreign languages; his are comic books, D&D, guitar, politics; one of our new shared interests is square dancing! wooo!

Kids?/Pets?: two Siamese cats – one preexisting and one that is supposed to be “ours,” but he lives with me and I take care of him, so… πŸ˜‰ Also one horse, but she is all mine.

Guilty pleasures: 90’s nostaligia, Pinterest, reading Weddingbee 

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Horses > men.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): We have been ring shopping for a few weeks, but I recently found out his brother, who is currently engaged, thinks we’ll be stealing his spotlight if we don’t wait until after his wedding to get engaged. So it looks like I am in for a good solid wait. Who knew there were Groomzillas! Or maybe he is a Groomothra?

Post # 289
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Buzzing bee

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@TrousseauHorse:  I just laughed out loud SO HARD at “Groomothra.” I hope that becomes a thing. Welcome to the Hive!

Post # 290
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481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I just realized I never did this!

User Name: emmalyn

Location: So Cal

Age: 27

Occupation: financial analyst

SO’s age: 40

SO’s Occupation:  entertainment

How you met: online

Relationship length: 3.5 yrs

A few words to describe yourself: perverted, hilarious, clumsy, smart

A few words to describe your SO: hot, hilarious, immature, successful

Interests: running, being lazy, reading

Kids?/Pets?: 1 adorable mutt, and 1 adorable bird

Guilty pleasures: Weddingbee lol, Pawn Stars

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): You have to know yourself before you can have a great relationship.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): My story is somewhere on here. Just waiting to get this show on the road!

Post # 291
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Newbee

User Name: Lollylon

Location: Boston area

Age: 29

Occupation: Waitress extraordinaire (until I get through grad school)

SO’s age: 28

SO’s Occupation: Waiter (in school)

How you met: Met at work and discovered a mutual love of sci-fi, haha

Relationship length: Officially 1 year 4 months, though he claims we were dating for 6 months before that

A few words to describe yourself: Laid back, smart, dry sense of humor

A few words to describe your SO: Slightly neurotic, history buff, funny

Interests: Sci-fi/fantasy (we bonded over Game of Thrones and had our first “date” at a George R.R. Martin book signing), constitutional law, baking

Kids?/Pets?: Neither

Guilty pleasures: Wine, Fringe, Heath bars

Comments (for longer story if you wish): We’ve been friends for almost 4 years, and when we officially got together at the end of 2011, I just knew this was it! We’ve talked about it and know we won’t be getting married at least until he finishes school, but he knows I’d like to be engaged by the time I turn 30 in December (also our 2nd anniversary), and doesn’t seem opposed to that…so I’m patiently waiting and hoping it’s coming some time this year! πŸ™‚

 

Post # 292
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

User Name: Everydayofforever

Location: Florida

Age: 25

Occupation: Accounting Specialist

SO’s age: 28

SO’s Occupation: Police Officer

How you met: Online through a friend (We were young and talking on AOL instant messenger.  We established that we went to the same school the first time we talked and met in person at school after a few months)

Relationship length: just short of 10 years (7/6/03)

A few words to describe yourself: Loving, Impatient, Crafty 

A few words to describe your SO: Silly, Loving, Strong

Interests: Cake Decorating, reading, watching movies, and anything Pinterest!

Kids?/Pets?: the little terror we call Trigger, our crazy cat.

Guilty pleasures: Facebook, Candy Crush, The Kasdashians, candy, sleeping too much..etc…

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): “Always late but worth the wait!”

Comments (for longer story if you wish): My SO and I have been together since I was 15 and he was 17.  We have been by each other’s side for High School Graduations, College Graduations, Police Academy Graduation, first jobs, second jobs, careers.  I am looking forward to taking the next step forward in our lives.  We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this summer, and am hoping that, perhaps, a proposal could be coming!!  I guess you could say I have been honestly waiting since I we both graduated college….With family and friends getting married and having babies, I keeping waiting for my turn to come.  I have been ready for quite a while, and have been waiting for my SO to catch up to me.  One thing that might suprise people is that we have never lived together.  I live with my parents and he lives with his Dad. 

 

Post # 293
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Worker bee


Location: NSW Australia

Age: 23

Occupation: Newborn Photographer

SO’s age: 30

SO’s Occupation: Cable Technichian

How you met: He started hanging out with my (male) best friend. Who of cause, against my wished told him I liked him!

Relationship length: 5 years next month πŸ™‚

A few words to describe yourself: Nice, sweet, playful and happy

A few words to describe your SO: Hilarious, cynical, caring and gorgeous

Interests: I work for myself as a newborn photographer so I do love babies! 

Creating things and making my home pretty

Kids?/Pets?: Not yet- hopefully getting a puppy very very soon!

Guilty pleasures: I don’t feel guilty about my pleasures! I have a bit if a chocolate addiction, also greys anatomy and the OC.. S.O hates that!

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): I’m not sure that it’s words of wisdom.. but I hope to have a heart that doesn’t harden and words that never hurt. Make an effort to stay nice to those who you love, it’s easy to take things out on those you care most about but they’re the ones you don’t want to ruin it with! 


 

Commets: I’m just looking forward to meeting you all! It’s such an exciting time of our lives!!

Post # 294
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

User Name: All_the_caffeine

Location:  Florida


Age: 22

Occupation: Job hunting currently! Full-time student.


SO’s age: 22

SO’s Occupation: Product delivery & installation.


How you met: Friend of a friend of a friend.


Relationship length: We’ve known each other for years, been dating 2 months.

(I finally understand that whole “when you know, you know” thing) lol!


A few words to describe yourself: Caring, independent, silly & hyper.

A few words to describe your SO: Hard-worker, good listener, perfectionist & determined.


Interests: His: Working out, playing guitar, hockey & cars. Mine: Running, reading, writing & DIY’ing. Ours: Canoeing, rollerblading, the beach & church outreach activities.


Kids?/Pets?: 1 dog <3

Guilty pleasures: Trashy novels & bubble baths lol

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): I am clueless! Tongue Out

Comments (for longer story if you wish):

He told me he’s planning on proposing before this fall! I’m insanely happy because he’s it for me. <3 However, I know nothing, NOTHING about weddings/engagements/etc. Never really thought I’d end up here? Lol!

I’m looking forward to learning from all of the wonderful people on here! Laughing

Post # 295
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Worker bee

User Name: Alexxx_Piph

Location: Toronto, ONTARIO woo!

Age: 23

Occupation: Veterinary Technician (LOVE my job!)

SO’s age: 26

SO’s Occupation: works in Lanscape Construction. he can pretty much build anything – decks, gardens, etc.

How you met: at the bar, randomly. was there with a couple friends of mine.. my one friend thought he was cute so somehow managed to get us talking, he was so cute, bought me an my friends drinks, promised to make me a nice pasta dinner (which he has made me many, many delicious amazing dinners since then), I gave him my number. Long story short (lol) ….. he called me the next day and we have been inseperable ever since! The first two years of our relationship I was in school, so we mostly saw eachother on weekends, and in the summer. I think it was really good for us, we didn’t rush into anything.

Relationship length: 3.5 years

A few words to describe yourself: awkward, silly, caring

A few words to describe your SO: handsome, smart, caring, handy, amazing

Interests: animals, horseback riding, fishing, camping, being outside !

Kids?/Pets?: no kids yet. we have two dogs, and 5 cats. 6 horses (my family’s horses), we also have a snake and a big saltwater fishtank πŸ™‚

Guilty pleasures: LAAAZY sundays! there is always lots to do around the farm, but Sundays I allow myself to be lazy and not accomplish anything haha.

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): It will be worth the wait! (I tell myself this every day but it’s still hard sometimes!

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I just hope I can call SO my fiance by the end of 2013 hahaha.. we will see. I just love him so much!! I told him he has to plan our 4 year anniversary weekend away trip. All up to him πŸ™‚

 

Post # 296
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Wannabee


Hey Everyone! So excited to have somewhere to help pass the time!!!

User Name: msega16

Location: Jersey Shore

Age: 25

Occupation: Environmental Consultant

SO’s age: 26

SO’s Occupation: Police Officer

How you met: He was visiting a friend from high school who lived in the dorm across the hall. 

Relationship length: 7 years in May

A few words to describe yourself: I’m kind of a homebody. I like to craft, have since I was a kid, and I tend to be detail-oriented, overly organized and perpetually frazzled. 

A few words to describe your SO: When people meet him for the first time they tend to say he’s kind of intimidating, really quiet and impossible to read. Which is funny because he is so unbelievably goofy. He makes me a more fun person. (I’m glad it said a few words because otherwise I probably would have gone on forever.)

Interests: I really enjoy getting totally absorbed by a good book, beading, sewing and road trips to local tourist spots. (It’s amazing how much we take for granted where we live.)

Kids?/Pets?: Two wonderful Goldendoodles, Adison and Charlie, who are both pets and kids. πŸ™‚

Guilty pleasures: Singing when no one else is around.

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): I got nothing….yet.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I have been with my SO for 7 years this May. In January I asked what his timeline was for getting engaged because I was starting to get impatient. He said six months…which I later whittled down to the first week in May. We already knew the ceremony and reception venues we wanted, and based on their discounts, we knew we wanted October. When we went through all the Saturdays in October in 2014 we knew 10-4 was the date, a nice little nod to his profession. As a compromise…I would stop trying to find the ring (which I picked out and he immediately hid somewhere in our house) and let him go through with his “master plan” if he let me reserve the venues to ensure we got the date we wanted and commence the planning madness. He agreed, so true to form for our relationship, we set the date before I got the ring. Now, rather than worrying about not getting the date and all that I can just be excited to see what he has planned. I’m sooo excited!!! 

 

Post # 297
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

User Name: HopefulSim

 

Location: New Zealand

 

Age: 22

 

Occupation: Student(English and History Major)

 

SO’s age: 25

 

SO’s Occupation: Software Developer

 

How you met: Church service

 

Relationship length: 1 year, 3 months

 

A few words to describe yourself: Christian, Pretty, Organised, Affectionate

 

A few words to describe your SO: Christian, Intellectual, Active, Caring

 

Interests: Dance, Craft, Reading, Working Out

 

Kids?/Pets?: 3 year old son(not my SO’s biological son though)

 

Guilty pleasures: Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Pinterest

 

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Appreciate the small moments in life

 

Comments (for longer story if you wish): my situation is a tad complicated. However, I will try wrapping it into a short paragraph. I was in an unhealthy relationship as a teenager that I was in pretty much just for the sex. I grew up in a Christian family and always had strong beliefs but this was my small rebellious moment. I got pregnant at 18 and out of obligation, got married to the father of my child(BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER!!!). We only had a registry office marriage ceremony. The relationship was very unhealthy from the start and it lead to me being depressed and always anxious with a controlling and manipulative husband. I left the relationship(one of my best decisions ever) and moved on with my life. This had all happened by the time I was 20 years of age. Once that relationship ended, I turned my life and focused on God and found myself restored to being content with who I am and happy to be single. Only then I met my now SO and a couple of months later, we began dating. So as you see, I made some terrible decisions in my later teen years which consequently has given me some good life lessons, an awesome child but unfortunately, a waiting time to be legally divorced(2 years of separation in NZ). I’m a few months away from finally having my divorce come into effect which means shortly after that I can legally get married… Sound complicated enough? 

 

Sooooo happy with my SO though and how things have fallen into place and I’ve been doing pretty well with staying pure and waiting for marriage and have built a really close friendship with my SO. Now, to wait for him to pop that question! Sorry I tried to keep it short…

 

 

 

 

Post # 298
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Newbee

User Name: love_dovey

 

Location: Calgary, Canada

 

Age: 25

 

Occupation: legal assistant

 

SO’s age: 27

 

SO’s Occupation: logistic’s manager

 

How you met: working part time at a store

 

Relationship length: 3 years and 3 weeks

 

A few words to describe yourself: crazy, loving, sweet, spoiled

 

A few words to describe your SO: sexy, caring, loving, silly

 

Interests: photography

 

Kids?/Pets?: none

 

Guilty pleasures: food

 

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are

 

 

 

Comments (for longer story if you wish): love my baby so much, so i am here on weddingbee so i don’t make him crazy nagging and pish him away 

Post # 299
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Worker bee

User Name: thebiz53

Location: Long Island 

Age: 23

Occupation: executive assistant

SO’s age: 23

SO’s Occupation: student (graduating in may!!)

How you met: at church. He was the Eucharistic Minister with the amazing hair and I was the bashful usher. 

Relationship length: 6 years

A few words to describe yourself: utter planner and in love

A few words to describe your SO:  patient, loving, kind, would have made an excellent priest had he travelled down a different career path. He is my rock and I honestly don’t know how I would have made it this far without his support. 

Interests: going to the beach, light travel, eating ice cream, bar food, hanging out with friends. 

Kids?/Pets?:none yet but we plan on getting a puppy when we get our own place! 

Guilty pleasures: horrible movies on Netflix 

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence):I wish I had any wisdom to give! If anything, know where your man stands! 

Comments (for longer story if you wish):

 If you want to know more,, ask!
 
 

Post # 300
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Wannabee

User Name: shoe_gal83

Location: Maidenhead, UK

Age: 29

Occupation: Communications Officer

SO’s age: 34

SO’s Occupation: Health & Safety Officer

How you met: Online at match.com

Relationship length: 2 and a half years

A few words to describe yourself: misused apostrophe aficionado. Singer in a ladies’ choir. Natural blonde.

A few words to describe your SO: Best thing since sliced bread.

Interests: Choir, cooking and baking. Watching cooking and baking on TV. Eating results of cooking and baking Tongue Out

Kids?/Pets?: 
One dog called Leonard. He has big ears.

Guilty pleasures:
Candy Crush. Musicals. Singing ALL the time.

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): SO glad I found this forum. The waiting is killing me and I need to vent.

Post # 301
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Wannabee

User Name: ParisPigeon

Location: Paris, France

Age: 30

Occupation: Bartender and nail tech

SO’s age: 33

SO’s Occupation: Bartender

How you met: I had recently split up with someone else, and while I had been with the ex we had bought concert tickets to see Massive Attack (my idea). Anyway when  we split up he kept the tickets, so the night of the concert I called up a friend and we went for a girls night out. We met up in a bar and had some food, then jumped in a taxi and she suggested we go to a Scottish bar that we both knew, but she was friends with the barman. So we went and I met Mr Pigeon! We only stayed there for about 45 minutes but mentioned to him where we would be ending our pub crawl if he wanted to come for a drink after he finished his shift, and sure enough, he showed up (after renting a Velib to get there faster) and we have been inseperable ever since

Relationship length: 3 1/2 years

A few words to describe yourself: Sometimes excruciatingly self conscious, sometimes the life of the party…a lazy perfectionist

A few words to describe your SO: Funny, funny, funny, smart and inspired, loving, caring, a boy

Interests: All things nails related, knitting, cross stitching, crocheting, cooking and baking

Kids?/Pets?: No kids, 1 very spoiled 1 year old cat 

Guilty pleasures: Facebook, McDonalds, listening to “first dance” songs

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): If you wait 5 years and are married for the rest of your life, the wait wasn’t so long after all

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I am just so glad to have found other people like me out there!

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