- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
My SO and I have been together over 2.5 years now, and have talked the hell out of our timeline for a wedding. For a while now, it’s been decided that we will get engaged once we’re about to move in together, which won’t be for another year or so (not because of emotional reasons or anything). We also want to have a long engagement, because we’re both perfectionists and we’ll be in school while planning the wedding. So, I was thinking at the earliest March of 2013.
However, lately SO has been showing more interest in looking at rings and says things that make my heart skip a beat wondering if he’s going to propose sooner than expected. I have showed him a few rings that I really like online, and he has told me to email him some of the links. After saying this, however, he said that he wants to pick something out on his own so that I won’t know exactly what I’m getting. This didn’t bother me as he knows me better than I know myself so I just let it go for a bit, allowing him to think I would leave it all up to him until he proposed.
Then today, we were out together and went by the best jewelry store in town and I kind of made this sly remark about how we should go in and he can get an idea of something beautiful to get me. He knew I was joking because I’m totally not the kind of girl who would feel comfortable spending much time in a store like that. But then we went to lunch, and he asked me if I wanted to go try on rings sometime soon, and if I knew exactly where I’d want to go. I said of course I wanted to go try some on, but that I knew he would have to end up purchasing a ring online because I am very adamant about getting conflict-free.
I should add that this has all been especially surprising because we’ve always talked about how we don’t want loads of money spent on the e-ring and in fact I didn’t care if I had one at all. But since I’ve shown him some really gorgeous alternatives to diamonds that we can both feel good about, he seems to have totally changed his opinion about the whole e-ring issue.
So, should I not get excited quite yet? I am obviously already a bit excited (and have been since I realized I wanted to marry him), but should I not jump for joy at the first mentions of going ring-browsing?
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