Post # 1
Aw man, it’s starting. People asking when it’s going to happen. The whole, “So, when are you going to get engaged/married?” A couple weeks ago, my coworker asked. When bf and I went to dinner with an older couple of friends, one asked, “So have yall talked about it?” My brother, just today, asked me if engagement was next on our list. And what caused these questions? What were we talking about before this question was asked? Buying a washer and dryer. Yup. Does buying household appliances mean that other people see us as a “real” couple now?
I just thought it was kind of funny that talking about bf and I buying washer/dryers would bring up talk of engagement. (W/D came in today by the way, veryvery happy and feeling uber domestic now)
Post # 3
Well. Let me paint a picture for you. FI’s sister has been dating her boyfriend for eight years. They’ve lived together for a good 3 years. Just this past summer he bought a house and wanted to put her name on the mortgage. She said “Not until I have a ring on my finger.” Now, it’s all everyone talks about to them. I feel awful for her, but buying a house together and starting that whole process that is usually reserved for already married/ engaged couples is a huge relationship step! I think it shows they’re definitely ready, as are you and your SO.
Post # 4
Ugh, we got that when we started talking about moving in together six months into our relationship. SIX MONTHS PEOPLE! We knew early on that we were going to get married some day but whoa, let us do it in our own time.
Post # 5
We bought a house together and it started. Mostly from family, close friends have never really commented on it. Poor SO was like “I don’t get why everyone keeps asking?” I had to explain that since we bought a house their next natural thought was engagement lol.
Post # 6
haha, it’s just that whole domesticity=marriage thing. Making big purchases together signifies a shift in your relationship, more permanency is assumed if you are shelling out large amounts of cash with each other.
Take it in stride, I’m sure it’s annoying, but at least people approve of your relationship, so that’s good!
Post # 7
LOL reading your comments are making me smile… and grimace. We already have an apartment together, but I something about buying a w/d set makes us feel all grown up all of a sudden (I’m 22 and he’s 23, we’re young but not THAT young) and it’s our first big purchase together, not including the apartment. It was so cute, when we walked out of hhgregg after paying for it, my bf starts grinning and said, “I think I’m a grown up now. I’m pretty pumped about this.” Considering he doesn’t usually help with laundry, it was pretty funny.
Just knowing that I still have a year or two of these comments coming is making me tired, but at least I am mentally prepared for it, right?