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

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 347
17 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

Hi everyone! I have been lurking for a few months since we started looking at rings. I think (hope!) that I won’t be waiting too much longer. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!


User Name: BkLegalBee


Location: Brooklyn, NY


Age: 27


Occupation: Attorney (corporate – M&A)


SO’s age: 27


SO’s Occupation: Attorney (commercial litigation)


How you met: We were on Law Review together in law school


Relationship length: 3.5 years


A few words to describe yourself: Nice, fun-loving, funny & family oriented


A few words to describe your SO: Handsome, hard working, silly & ambitious


Interests: Good food, laughing, sweating it out at the gym, playing in the city


Kids?/Pets?: Nope


Guilty pleasures: Laying in bed on the weekend, cookies, brownies, chocolate, wine, beer, hoodies, fashion blogs


WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Just keep swimming!


Comments (for longer story if you wish): SO and I both work a ton, but love each other dearly and absolutely love living together in Brooklyn. My ring is being made (or is already made!) from his great grandmother’s diamond. We looked at rings, I picked out an antiquey setting, and he gave a picture of the ring to his grandmother’s jeweler. SO said that they made some modifications to the design so I’m dying to see what they came up with. (I have also never seen the diamond and know nothing about it other than it must be old.) I’m beyond excited to become his wife and for him to finally be my husband. We are going on vacation for a little over two weeks starting August 22 and I have my fingers crossed he will be my fiancé when we are traveling.




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Post # 348
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

User Name: Jessylouise


Location: Perth, Australia


Age: 25


Occupation: Stockbrokers Assistant


SO’s age: 33


SO’s Occupation: Fraud Investigator for the Government


How you met: He needed to rent a room, he was a friend of my mothers from work, he moved in, we’ve lived together ever since!


Relationship length: 3 years 8 months


A few words to describe yourself: Honest, open, humorous, gluttonous


A few words to describe your SO: Hilarious, thoughtful, kind, sweet


Interests: Food, wine, travel, softball, internetting, WEDDING PLANNING!


Kids?/Pets?: SO has a daughter from a previous relationship (9). I wish we had a pet!


Comments: (for longer story if you wish): I am not in a hurry, but I’m desperate for a ring! Haha I have told him he has 5 years to propose, it was a joke, but I guess it’s kind of stuck.. He has 16 months!.. Of course though, if it doesn’t happen in this time, I will not leave, he is my PERFECT MATCH. I have picked a ring I want and forwarded him the link. I’ve only really started getting into the engagement/wedding craze recently as 2 close friends have become engaged. Has anyone else chosen the ring they want?

Post # 349
101 posts
Blushing bee

User Name: Totalchaos58 ( an online nickname i have used since i was 12 and signed up for my first email account)

Location: Edmonton, AB


Occupation: Software HelpDesk Support for Provincial Government

SO’s age: 36

SO’s Occupation: Data Manager for Provincial Government

How you met: Online

Relationship length: 4.5 years

A few words to describe yourself: Definitely easygoing,calm, and positive in nature about everything, i’m a bit of an organizational freak and a perfectionist when it comes to stuff i do.

A few words to describe your SO: He is witty, stresses easily and often( that’s why i’m here!), is a hard worker, and clueless about romance. When he does try, it’s super sweet though πŸ™‚

Interests:Travel, reading, music, weight lifting/running

Kids?/Pets?: two dogs! the fur-kids!

Guilty pleasures: Nutella right out of the jar!

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom : Never stand for less than you deserve! (within reason πŸ˜‰ )

Comments : My desperation for a ring has grown in the past year, we’ve talked about marriage a few times before,  he has taken me to see a ring once and told me the one i liked was “too small”.  All i know is that he refuses to buy a ring from a “jewellery store that can be found in a mall, no wife of mine is wearing a mall ring”. He’s got amazing taste in style, so i don’t worry that he doesn’t ask for my opinion on rings, he knows what looks good, on guys and girls! Other than that, no engagement or ring talk happens, hoping it’s just because he wants it to be a surprise. I don’t need a crazy ring or a crazy proposal, we are both fairly private people, not showy.Might have a breakdown if a ring doesn’t appear on my finger by our 5th anniversary in February 2014. 

Post # 350
222 posts
Helper bee

This is fun to pass time! πŸ™‚
User Name: shonzilla. SO nicknamed me boobzilla when we started dating. 
Location: Western Australia 
Age: 24 (turning 25)
Occupation: human resource assistant and business owner
SO’s age: 26 (turning 27)
SO’s Occupation: electrician and soon to be business owner. 
How you met: going away party for a mutual friend.  We were 18 & 20! 
Relationship length: 6 years
A few words to describe yourself: bubbly social person but introvert at times. Love learning and planning. Surprises are ok if private. Hate secrets regardless of size. Lots of patience. Wears heart on sleeve. Good cook. Can’t bake. 
A few words to describe your SO: handsome with lots of energy to burn. Likes to joke around. No patience. Good listener and advice giver. Likes good movies, good values and is family orientated. 
Interests: good food, holidays, sport, music, want finer things in life. Winning lotto. Doing nothing together (movies and dinner at home). 
Kids?/Pets?: 1 dog & 1 cat
Guilty pleasures: chocolate, Lollies, seafood, bamboo sheets. 
WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Patience is the key. 
Comments (for longer story if you wish):
 SO does FIFO roster so we don’t get enough time to spend together anymore but to buy nice things we have to sacrifice for now. Got our whole life to spend together πŸ™‚

Post # 351
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

User Name: Haine

Location: Sunny island set in the SEA

Age: 22

Occupation: Still finding a perfect job =)

SO’s age: 24

SO’s Occupation: Firefighter

How you met: Met through a mutual friend when I was 14. =) 

Relationship length: 1 yr 2 mths

A few words to describe yourself: Dog obsessed, wedding photographer who is no longer interested. D= 

A few words to describe your SO: Muscular & fit after losing the equivalent of my weight & half his size!

Interests: More like obsession – My sweet little furball who is pampered by both of us beyond belief.

Kids?/Pets?: Miniature Schnauzer – Pepper Chanel Wong (Look her up on facebook!)

Guilty pleasures: Shopping LOL

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Work on making yourself the best person you can be & the right person will come running.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I finally gave him a chance after 7 long years & I have no regrets! We both needed the time apart to grow up & we are beyond excited to take the next step~ 

Post # 352
31 posts

User Name: truetexanbee

Location: Texas

Age: 19 (20 in a few months)

Occupation: college student (studying Marketing)

SO’s age: 19

SO’s Occupation: employee at Boys and Girls Club while he saves up for tech school

How you met: college freshman orientation, it was love at first sight

Relationship length: little over a year

A few words to describe yourself: outgoing but reserved at times, always trying to make people laugh, loving, and caring

A few words to describe your SO: perfect, accepting of my flaws, handsome, makes me feel like a princess

Interests: music, meeting up with friends, cooking

Kids?/Pets?: none of my own, but my parents adopted my furry brother–an adorable yellow lab named Cooper

Guilty pleasures: Pinterest, WB

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): If it’s meant to be it will happen one way or another.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): my SO and I are talking about getting engaged within the next year or so, but not tying the knot until I finish grad school πŸ™‚

Post # 353
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

User Name: gymbunny04

Location: Maryland

Age: 27

Occupation: Intern Architect & Interior Designer

SO’s age: 25

SO’s Occupation: personal trainer & contractor

How you met: eHarmony.com

Relationship length: 2.5 yrs

A few words to describe yourself: kind, fun, generous, thoughtful

A few words to describe your SO: thoughtful, trustworthy, dependable, hard working

Interests: fitness/health, fashion, cooking, design

Kids?/Pets?: 3 dogs between us, but 1 is ours together

Guilty pleasures: Bravo Reality TV, shopping, desserts

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Enjoy the pre-engagement – don’t rush it! When it’s right it’ll happen πŸ™‚

Post # 354
3 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

User Name: s16mc

Location: Long Island, NY

Age: 25

Occupation: Office Manager

SO’s age: 29

SO’s Occupation: Construction

How you met: In high school (Well, I was in high school)

Relationship length: 8 Years.

A few words to describe yourself: funny, athletic, outgoing, adventurous 

A few words to describe your SO: happy, athletic, generous, one of a kind

Interests: hockey, snowboarding, swimming, traveling, reading, hanging out with friends and family

Kids?/Pets?: none of our own, yet

Guilty pleasures: wedding websites, reality tv

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): let what you cannot control, go.

Post # 355
129 posts
Blushing bee

My first post!!  Laughing




User Name: snowball543 (my cat’s name)


Location: NYC


Age: 33


Occupation: Special Education Teacher


SO’s age: 34


SO’s Occupation: Works for Delta


How you met:


We actually met in H.S over 15 years ago, his best friend had a MAJOR crush on me but I never liked him. Fast forward… he sent me a friend request on Facebook through a mutual friend (HA the mutual friend was his same friend from high school who had the crush on me), and we’ve been inseparable ever since.


Relationship length:  A little over a year


A few words to describe yourself:  Perfectionist, type A personality, a planner, silly, easy going, open minded, objective


A few words to describe your SO:  Fun, outgoing, impulsive, incredibly sweet and considerate, laid-back, very kind, not just to me but in general.


Interests:  Traveling (we travel internationally every 2-3 months, one of the perks of SO working for an airline : )  hiking, reading, just about anyuthing involving nature and the outdoors


Kids?/Pets?:  One child from a prior relationship (7 years old) and my 17 year old cat 


Guilty pleasures: Chocolate, sleeping late, Starbuck’s cake pops


WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence):


Enjoy every minute…even the waiting because once that phase ends its over.


Comments (for longer story if you wish):


I am actually in no rush for the proposal, but I am definiely looking forward to it. We have looked at rings and he made sure to get my ring finger sized when we looked.  My SO shows me every day how much he loves me and I know I have found the man I will spend the rest of my life with and I have no doubt he feels the same.  I suspect the proposal will come within the next two years.


Post # 356
1 posts

User Name:AmberBamberBee822 (all others were taken)

Location: Ontario, Canada


Occupation: student/waitress

SO’s age: 23

SO’s Occupation: Student/retail sales/ family business operator

How you met: At a party at his house

Relationship length: 2.5 years

A few words to describe yourself: Super impatient! Outgoing and fun to be around

A few words to describe your SO: Much more shy than I am, funny, super sweet

Interests: Gym, camping, golf, skiing, cottaging, boating

Kids?/Pets?: Pet yorkie πŸ™‚

Guilty pleasures: Icecream!

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): “Nothing ruins relationships (or anything) faster than expectation. The moment that you expect something from anyone you take their freedom away. And freedom is the very essence of Love. So if you truly love someone you will always, always invite them to do what they choose” – Neale Donald Walsch (WECCE)

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I am soooo glad there is a blog that I can relate to about this, sometimes I feel like I’m alone in my waitingbee struggles!


Post # 357
23 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

User Name: BeeKeeMarie (an inside joke with some friends stemming from a cake with a frosting bee…it was an interesting night)

Location: Rhode Island (it is neither a road nor an island, and it is not part of NY!)

Age: 34

Occupation: Global Communications for an energy management company

SO’s age: 31

SO’s Occupation: Sales at the same energy management company, soon to be full-time English undergrad 

How you met: At work…we sat about 5 feet away from each other for the first year and a half of our relationship

Relationship length: 3 years, 4 months, 6 days (but who’s counting?)

A few words to describe yourself: Bright, silly, obsessed with list making, an awesome parallel parker, sensitive to a fault

A few words to describe your SO: Intelligent, witty, a terrible driver, unbeatable at thumb wrestling, an amazing writer

Interests: About a year ago I joined a CSA and was forced to learn how my kitchen worked.  I used to consider buying a rotisserie chicken and microwaving a bag of broccoli making dinner.  Now I own a full sets of pots & pans, REALLY make dinner at least 5 times a week, and have discovered I actually LOVE cooking.  And eating.  But that’s another story.

Kids?/Pets?: We have two kitties, Bosco and Boo.  SO got Bosco because he loves cats and was jealous when I inherited an older cat, Chloe, after my mom died.  SO and Bosco moved in with Chloe and me, and after we had to put Chloe down Bosco was very lonely.  That’s when we got Boo.  They are both HUGE and black, Bosco is down to 16 lbs. from 19 lbs. and Boo is up to 15 lbs. from 10 lbs. (she was still young when we got her and she may be part Maine Coon).  Oh dear god, I am a crazy cat lady.

Guilty pleasures: Pedicures, baked goods, Belgian beer, questionable television (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom)

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): I have no waiting wisdom, which is why I am here!


Post # 358
21 posts

User Name: LuBee88 – Lu = my name 88 is the year i was born

Location: SE England

Age: 25

Occupation: Marketing

SO’s age: 25

SO’s Occupation: Insurance

 How you met: At university, we were both on the same course and ended up in the same circle of friends

Relationship length: 5yrs 5months

A few words to describe yourself: Competitive, giggly, a worrier, insecure, extremely loyal

A few words to describe your SO: laid back, totally uncompetitive, kind, caring, reserved, friendly, hansom J

Interests:  wine –drinking it, tastings it, pairing it with foods, the science behind it, wine is my love, I have my advanced WSET qualification.

 scuba diving – certified to advanced rescue diver level, and I have 49dives in 7 different countries under my belt

music festivals and gigs – was lucky enough to get tickets for this years Glastonbury festival and it didn’t disappoint

travel – so many places to see not enough time off work to see them

Kids?/Pets?: None so far but would love a dog if/when work hours become suitable

Guilty pleasures: Singing to Katy Perry at the top of my lungs in the car/shower/whilst hovering

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): I think ‘waiting’ can sometime make you make you forget to appreciate your SO so it’s important to remember what it is about them that makes you love so much you want them to ask you to committed to them for life




Post # 359
104 posts
Blushing bee

User Name: MsYouandMe

Location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 23 (turning 24 in November)

Occupation: Starting my last year of law school

SO’s age: 24 (turning 25 in October)

SO’s Occupation: Starting his second year of law school; works in family business which manages/owns stakes in hotels.

How you met: Short story – through a mutual friend. Longer story – due to political uprest in Turkey. πŸ™‚ The longer story is much more interesting πŸ™‚

Relationship length: September 16th will be 8 years and 10 months. We started dating 6 days before my fifteenth birthday. 

A few words to describe yourself: Extrovert, passionate, artsy, emotional, educated, sharp, intense, strong, independent, talkative, loud, tough.

A few words to describe your SO: Smart, handsome, very kind, very understanding, very patient, educated, sweet, respectful, sharp business mind, creative, thoughtful.

Interests: Travelling – anywhere and everywhere, attending/performing in theatre

Kids?/Pets?: No pets, no kids. Would love both some day.

Guilty pleasures: Chocolate – crunchie, brookside chocolate; love garlic bread, pad thai, — basically, food. πŸ™‚ 

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Love is not about how long we can wait for someone, but about how well we understand why we are waiting.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): I love this thread. I’m excited to get to know other waiting bees, and hear about your experiences. 


Post # 360
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

User Name: missamysmiles

Location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 25 (26 in November)

Occupation: consulting (social research)

SO’s age: 27 (28 in May)

SO’s Occupation: aborist/property management

How you met: through friends with a good dash of grade A drama 

Relationship length: started dating end of summer 2012 (although we call each other roommates officially Wink)

 A few words to describe yourself: positive, gratitude-enthusiast, spiritual, creative, caring, sensitive, excitable (shiny-object oriented), independent, foodie, nature-lover

A few words to describe your SO: caring, full of life, romantic, thoughtful, happy, nature-lover, mans man, music enthusiast, bearded, fashionable, high-energy, doer

Interests: nature, positivity, love, our pets (dog and cat), creating things

Kids?/Pets?: bernese puppy and grouchy cat

Guilty pleasures: ice cream, chips, bad television, buttered popcorn 

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): When you know, you know. Everything happens for a reason, so it’ll happen when it’s meant to and the timeline will fall into it’s perfect place.

Comments (for longer story if you wish): We met through my best friend – her other best friend (who was an aquantance at best) and him were dating. We had never really met, and when we did, sparks flew. We definitely had a ‘love at first sight’ moment. I tried to ignore my feelings and make the best of a great budding friendship (because I really didn’t think he’d ever leave her for me), but every time we talked we realized we had absolutely everything that mattered in common. It was freaky. A few weeks later he admitted he was feeling it and needed to sort things out. About a month after we met, he ended his relationship. When everyone found out we were together, shit really hit the fan, but we knew it was worth it and eventually everyone would get it. They do, and some people feel pretty silly. 


Post # 361
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m kind of new to the boards so I’d love to do this!


User Name: jenniferleighh

Location: Indiana

Age: 22

Occupation: Business student & manager at fast food chain

SO’s age: 25

SO’s Occupation: Confinement Officer

How you met: We both had temporary part-time jobs as parking valets at a local hospital

Relationship length: 18 months at the beginning of October

A few words to describe yourself: Definitely IMPATIENT! haha…pretty laid back, goofy, thoughtful

A few words to describe your SO: Indecisive (LOL!), a bit uptight, overthinking…also a great listener, a huge goofball, a wonderful supportive man, and my best friend

Interests: Camping, hiking, boating, running (he is a runner, I used to be before I tore my ACL), biking, DIY work around the house

Kids?/Pets?: No kids, but we have a 1 year old lab mix from the shelter…Jace, our baby πŸ™‚

Guilty pleasures: Pre-engagement wedding planning…yikes, is that a bad omen?!

WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Don’t let waiting take over your life! Don’t build up the proposal too much, just enjoy every moment so that when it happens, it’ll be more than you could have hoped!

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