- 5 years ago
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year (in a couple of weeks), but have been talking about marriage since our second month or so into the relationship. We both know for sure that we have found “the one” and have future plans together and everything. We’re both in college and live at home, andplan to move in together right after wegraduate and get jobs.
So, a couple ofweeks ago, the clock in my room broke. Since I’m so used to it, I was very annoyed by looking at it out of habit only to be reminded that it was broken. I wanted new one right away, so before our night class and only class that day, my boyfriend took me to go get a new one. Out of nowhere, he says that when we have time one day, we should go get my finger sized since I don’t know what my size is. He kind of caught me off guard. I mean, I often have him look at ring porn only when I find a picture of something I would actually wear, but I really did not expect that. Since it was early in the day, I told him we had time since we were right by the mall, and he agreed. He only wanted to go to one place, but I had him take me to two places for two reasons: 1) I wanted to make sure since you never reslly know, and 2) I wanted to enjoy the moment for as long as possible since I know it’ll be a while before we actually get engaged. We talked in the car, and his excuse was that he wanted to get my ring size now because he wants the actual moment to be a surprise and me to not get suspicious if he does it when we’re actually ready. He said something along the lines of now I’ll be wondering when it’s going to happen. Somehow timing came up, and he said that he’s not going to do it anytime soon since we’re still in college. I said that I actually wouldn’t mind a long engagement, and he kind of looked at me like he thinking about it. I doubt that he will, but maybe I’ll get lucky. So now it’s the waiting game, and he did say that he doubts it’ll be too long before he proposes. I made a joke that he’ll wait three years to propose and he said that it won’t be that long. Keeping my fingers crossed that I won’t have to wait two years either.
Have any of you been in this situation? What happened? Howdid you handle waiting?