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I have been lurking on Weddingbee for a while, and wasn’t sure if I considered myself officially “waiting” because I’m not expecting my Boyfriend or Best Friend to propose for at least a year and a half. Then I realized… who am I kidding? I am definitely in waiting mode!
I am 23 and graduated from college in the spring. I started working at a jewellery store, which means I spend every day looking at rings and talking with customers who are about to get engaged, or married. It definitely doesn’t help keep my mind off of wanting to get married myself!
I met my Boyfriend or Best Friend 3 years ago, and we have been an official couple for 2 1/2 years now. He is 25, and is also a recent graduate. A few months ago he landed his first “real” job in his field with a god salary. We are both currently still living with our parents, and saving up as much money as we can. We plan to move out in 2014, probably around September.
I have known for quite a while that he is the one I want to spend the rest of my life with. We started discussing marriage in a “someday” way about a year into our relationship. Recently we have been discussing it a lot more, and talking about important things, like how we will handle our finances and raising our kids. At this point we know that we will definitely be getting married, it’s just a matter of when.
I’m hoping that he will propose about 6 months after we move in together, so in the spring of 2015. I think that will give us some time to settle into a routine and work out any issues so that we can be absolutely sure we are happy together and in it for the long haul before getting engaged. At that time I will be 25, he will be 27, and we will have been dating for just under 5 years, so I think we will both be ready by then.
My BF tells me he definitely wants to marry me, but that he doesn’t really like it when I start talking about rings, wedding dresses etc. because we aren’t at that point yet. I’m hoping if I can talk about all those wedding related things here, I’ll be able to stop myself from talking about it with him and driving him crazy
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@Brillantezza: Welcome to the Hive!
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welcome! it sounds like you have a good idea of your future and a plan for yourself.
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@Brillantezza: Welcome! Yes, I highly suggest that you not discuss those things with him unless he brings it up. You could turn him off to the idea and he won’t be excited when it is time. How do you think that will work with you working in a jewelry store? That must be so tough!! Will you be working there when the time comes for you to get engaged? I would already have my stone picked out, especially if I got a discount, lol!!
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@Brillantezza: Hi! Welcome 🙂 I’m also 23!
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@Brillantezza: Welcome to the hive! Use this site right and is the perfect way to get your fix with out naging you BF! 25 and waiting here! and have been with my Boyfriend or Best Friend for 6 years!
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Hello! Get on the waiting list! Hmmm, that jewelry discount could make you a very popular bee!
Post # 10
Thanks for the welcome, everyone!
@Future_Mrs_Dr_I: I’m definitely trying to stop bringing it up. A couple of years ago I would’ve never thought I would be that girl bugging her bf about getting married, and now I’m turning into that! I will most likely still be working there when I get engaged, unless some sort of amazing career oppurtunity comes my way in the next couple of years. The discount is a nice perk and it does influence my decision to want to stay there for a while! I haven’t chosen one ring that I’m settled on yet (trying to avoid that, actually because my Boyfriend or Best Friend has told me he wants a say in choosing it so that I’ll be surprised), but I do have my eye on a few of them!
@wanabeabee: Thanks, that sounds perfect for what I need – I definitely don’t want to keep nagging him!
@SomedaymrsWDS: I signed up for the waiting list! The discount is starting to make me more popular with my friends too, now that a bunch of us are reaching the point that we’re thinking about engagement . I’ve already hooked up a girl I went to college with, and another girl that I worked with at my old job 🙂