Post # 1
I never got a promise ring from FI and we were together for over 6 years before he proposed. I’m just interested to see if the majority of bees got promise rings or not 🙂 Feel free to tell your story (how long into the relationship did he get it for you?), show off pics, etc!
Post # 3
I never got a promise ring, but FI and I were together for a little less than a year before he proposed. I’ve never had a problem with it since I’m not much of a jewelry person anyway (even though it’ll take a whole lot to pry my e-ring off my finger)
Post # 4
I voted for No and engaged because there wasn’t an option for no and married. Maybe it’s weird I still come on here often even after the wedding? 😛
I totally always wanted a promise ring, but my husband simply isn’t the type to think of getting me something like that. I wish I had mentioned it, because he is the type that needs a little help thinking of things in that department. Oh well 😛
Post # 5
I don’t have a promise ring and I did ask my SO for one in Febuary, but he said he was getting my ring this year so there was no need for a promise ring 🙂 We’ve been together almost 2.5 years
Post # 6
Nope no promise ring. We were only together for 2 years before getting engaged though. The people I typically see with them are people who have been together for quite awhile and just haven’t been able to get engaged yet (for whatever reason).
Post # 7
@susi_petunia: haha not weird at all! I totally plan on being here after I get married! If there were no married bees then the advice wouldn’t be as good
Post # 8
@susi_petunia: Oops, sorry! Just added it!! It’s not weird to come here and be married! That’s what makes this such a great, helpful community! 🙂
Post # 9
Me and FI have been together since our senior year in hs (9 years now) and he gave me a promise ring after 2 years of dating and we are now engaged!
Post # 10
I had a promise ring before I married my EXH (cheating douche)-we were together 3 years before we got married.
My DH got me a heart necklace before we were engaged but we were only together 9 months before he proposed and married a year later.
Post # 11
No promise ring here, and we were engaged after 5 years together
Promise rings really really aren’t a big thing where I’m from and other places I’ve lived in Canada (as in, I don’t know anyone who has received one). I think it might be more regional and in the US?
Post # 12
@alotlikelove: I did not even think of getting a promise ring. Then-BF lavaliered me (giving me his fraternity’s letters, which I made a necklace with) after dating for 2 years, then proposed 2 months later.
Post # 13
I was 21 when we met & he was about to turn 23. Too old to be given a promise ring.
Post # 14
No, and it would’ve baffled me. I don’t understand how promise rings are different than engagement rings. FI feels the same.
Post # 15
We were together for 8.5 years before he proposed. He never gave me a promise ring – I honestly don’t really understand the purpose of them (it’s a pre-engagement ring??). He did give me a necklace and a pair of diamond stud earrings, and an expensive designer purse he knew I wanted (as well as several less significant gifts) over the years. I never wanted a promise ring.
Post # 16
@MrsBeck: I had this weird moment when my wedding was winding down where I thought, “Oh no! I will never be able to wear this veil again.” Or my dress for that matter. I guess coming here helps me retain some of that amazing feeling and remind me of my special day. 😀