Engagement Waiting

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Newbee

Hello! I just joined this forum yesterday and found that ranting on here has been very cathartic. Everyone is either in the same boat or have experienced something similar!

When did you enter the “waiting” stage?

Post # 4
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Newbee

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vanessa9090 :  My birthday was last weekend and I was expecting him to propose as well! We’ve been together for about a year and 9 months, but we’ll be moving across the country at the end of the year or beginning of January for his job so my “deadline” is a little earlier than yours. My guy says that he will propose before we move so *fingers crossed*! Do you know when your bf might pop the question?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Hi! Coming to hangout on here with you. I am in a similar situation:

I am 27 and he is 28. Our 4 year anniversary is next month (I think i’ve used other ages and anniversary numbers in my previous posts to be more anonymous in the past in case he ever read this – don’t think he ever would! -haha but now I don’t care).

We have been seriously talking about wedding stuff for over 6 months and we picked a ring together in May. I saw a receipt for it in June. Nothing has happened yet. I refuse to allow myself to get upset until the end of the year. I will be a little disappointed if it does not happen on our anniversary but won’t be terribly upset unless i see 2019 without a ring…

Other possible times it could happen I think are on our next vacation (november) and over Christmas.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

This is a good thread! The “waiting” boards have helped me a lot, mainly in setting a timeline and clearly commmunicating it. 

October 4th will be our 4 year anniversary, we’ve been living together about that long as well, have a house, and three pets together.  I want to start TTC next spring, so told him October was my “end” date.  I explained that if we got past our anniversary, I would just consider us engaged, buy my own ring, and start planning. And if he had a problem with that, then we had a problem in our relationship, since we’ve been talking about marraige from about 9 months in.

I know he has an heirloom ring he picked up a couple weeks ago, and has been talking with a local jeweler since he’s been home.  More importantly though, we set a date, told our family and friends, booked the venue and accomodations, and I’ve purchased my dress. I’ll be happy to get the ring, but am just happy we are engaged and planning our wedding now! It might not be conventional, but it works for us.

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Newbee

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vanessa9090 :  
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vanessa9090 :  I’m new here! Like literally I created this account just so I can join this thread ha. I’m so relieved to find out that there are others in my situation. Also, what does TTC mean? 

Post # 11
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Newbee

Ohhhh, trying to conceive! ? Right? 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

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vanessa9090 :  Hello, I’m 23, with my guy for 3.5 years. He is getting the ring next thursday and I will have to wait till he proposes. He is aiming to do it by the first/second week of November (I may have snooped and found out that he is still thinking of the best way to do it – that’s what he told his friend). So anxious for it to happen! After the ring comes, I’m gonna be on high alert and positively unbearable LOL

Post # 15
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Worker bee

Hi there!  My story..  We’re late twenties and have been dating about 17 months. We started talking about marriage at the 1 year mark as a future probability, right before moving in together. I’ve since let him know I’d ideally like to get married during the latter half of 2020, and would like a 1 yr engagement, so that gives him about 12 months now to propose… I’m not sure he’s done these calculations though lol. His mom gave him an heirloom ring after we moved in together, and it sits in the house and taunts me lol. It’s gorgeous. I think maybe he’ll propose next spring or summer, maybe on a vacation, but idk… I am really enjoying the dating phase but also get a little too excited for the next step sometimes. πŸ™‚

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