Post # 16
That stinks that his divorce is taking so long. 😞
Fiance and I have been together a bit over two years. He moved in this past July and we had been talking about marriage for about a year. Went to look at rings in February and he proposed in August. Overall, my close girlfriends knew I was waiting, but it wasn’t bad. We definitely didn’t have any relationship strain over it. I knew he was going to and was just waiting for the right time.
Post # 17
- Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard
it’s frustrating but what can I do? I’m not going to leave him or anything over a legal document. This is definitely helping me learn patience 🙂
Post # 18
We were together about 8 months wen we moved in together. I told him I would like to be engaged within 2 years of living together as I didn’t want our situation to stagnate. It ended up being almost 3 years before we could pay off his student loans and save for a ring, but we got there. I remember that the months leading up to it, while my ring was being custom-made, felt excruciatingly long. We were engaged 11.5 months. Now married just over 3 years, together 7.5 years, and very happy 🙂
Post # 19
We were engaged after 10 months of dating, at age 24. It was the perfect amount of time for us. As pp said, if he wants to marry you, he will make it happen. Sounds like he is stringing you along so you need to tell him you want to be engaged.
Post # 20
We have been together 8 years. the last proberly 4-6 I have wanted to get engaged and he hadn’t been keen to talk because we weren’t ready. . uni etc.. now the last 6 months he had been asking for ring ideas… it has been so hard because he wants to move out first but my family are really Christian and don’t agree.. and mum is so anti him and anti me getting married so can’t talk to her.
Post # 21
We dated for 2 years (and 4 months) before he proposed. We started talking about marriage around 1 year, and seriously talking about it around the year-and-a-half mark. It was about then that we agreed on a general within-a-year timeline of getting engaged. We looked at rings for fun a month before our 2 year dating anniversary. He proposed 6 days ago 😊. So I waited about a full year for a ring, though I always knew he would propose one day, I just wasn’t sure when. It was hard sometimes not to drop hints, get jealous of other couples getting engaged, ect, because it was something I wanted for us so badly! Sometimes I felt a little crazy for thinking about it so much, but now I realize it’s totally normal. Engagement and all the feelings that come with it are all worth the wait, I PROMISE!!