How was your waiting experience?

posted 7 days ago in Waiting
Post # 16
2371 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

radiancebee :  Congrats Bee! 

We started serisouly talking marriage and looking at rings 1 1/2 years in. He proposed at 2 1/2 years. It took me a long time to narrow down what styles I wanted so I think I “waited” maybe 9 months or so. I knew he was going to buy a ring and propose, I just had no idea what time. Well long story short we decided to move across the country and he knew I’d never move without a more firm commitment (we also didn’t live together). So he proposed a few months before the move. It was a really super exciting time. I actually miss it! I think my “waiting” period was much more enjoyable than some other bees bc we were always on the same page and I knew it would happen fairly soon.

Post # 17
128 posts
Blushing bee

Hi ! Im still waiting and it’s pretty miserable, he bought the ring in December. We have been together 2 1/2 years, living together for 18mths. 

He had fears of marriage and went to counseling which he said he learnt a lot about himself.. I have been very frustrated with the whole process and sick of waiting, I feel like we finally have progress when he said two weeks ago I won’t be in this position in the next few months.

We have an overseas trip coming up in ten days and I’m wondering if it’s going to be then !

I do trust him so I am excited I’m nearing the end of waiting. I’ll update either way… it’s been a long haul and roller coaster of emotions. 


Post # 19
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

Ambivalent. I think once you both know that you are imminently being proposed to and/or have a ring (or the ring is in progress) then you are engaged. I got anxious eventually but only because I started worrying about coping with all the attention when it finally happened.

Post # 20
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

I waited all of 3 days, got impatient that he didn’t literally read my mind, adn proposed to him. We wed on 08/03.

Post # 21
8 posts

I’m currently in the waiting-but-maybe-not-really-waiting stage. I’ve been obsessively looking at rings and mentioning it here and there for the past few months. This past weekend he suggested we go look at rings and we went to 2 stores that we happened to pass by. …But he kept reminding me we are JUST LOOKING. So who knows how long this stage will last. I thought actually going to the stores with him would appease me for a bit, but I think it has made me more obsessed. Hence the reason why I joined this forum to have an outlet. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hi all!

Post # 24
111 posts
Blushing bee

I didn’t wait. He gave me the ring the day it was delivered. Or rather… I tried to wrestle it from him. ๐Ÿ™‚ lol 


BUT I had the waiting period before we chose a ring together. He at first wanted to find a ring himself then decided he wanted my input. Waiting was tough.

Post # 25
12 posts

olivebee :  This is literally me. I took my bf ring shopping last week just to see some styles and it definitely made me more nuts. We’ve been dating 6 years so I think its appropriate but he is just so stubborn. ๐Ÿ™ Glad to know there is someone just like me.

Post # 26
66 posts
Worker bee

Our waiting period was just pure emotional hell. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so low in my life before and I questioned both my worth as a woman and a human being and my relationship to my significant other. But I think there is a difference between the ladies who are wishing and hoping for a ring on here and the ones that have ordered a ring, agreed to a timeline that has been respected, etc. In a case like yours, I think I’d feel super excited, nervous and eager for the proposal to occur. I think you should fill your calendar up with things to do. Keep busy and have him surprise you. You know it’s coming so just relax and enjoy this magical time in your life ๐Ÿ™‚

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