Post # 1
So, I should point out that my girlfriend and I are not very romantic people (and that works for us). Our relationship is based mostly around the fact that we’re both huge dorks, like the same TV shows and movies, we love being silly together (for example having entire conversations of just random noises), we have all the same friends, and we enjoy giving each other a hard time (“your face is dumb” is basically our version of “I love you”). She’s also one of the few people I can live with and not get sick of after a week.
So, keeping all that in mind, our proposal was about what you’d expect from us.
On Valentine’s Day we were eating the breakfast she had made us and one of us mentioned what it would theoretically be like if we got married. I told her we weren’t getting married anyway, at least not until she proposed to me, since I wanted to be the one proposed to (I’m not sure how it works when we’re both women), but she didn’t want to be the one to get down on one knee, she wanted me to propose to her. So of course we argued over whose job it was to propose in a same-sex couple, and finally, in frustration I said “Fine! We’ll propose to each other at the same time! On the count of three, one, two…” and before I knew what had happened we were engaged. It was completely unplanned, out of nowhere, and came out of an argument, lol. And then my fiancée changed our Facebook status to engaged (because obviously Facebook is official and legally binding) so neither of us could wuss out or be like “ha ha I was just joking”.
And apparently a lot of our friends had already thought we were engaged, lol.
Post # 3
That is adorable! Love it! Congrats to you both!
Post # 4
I like it. Really its up to both people to want to marriage each other. Maybe I should plan something for my male FI!
Post # 5
- Wedding: December 2015 - Key Largo Lighthouse
lol, I love it! I’m glad to know my fiance’s proposal wasn’t the only unromantic one out there.
Just like you, neither of us are very romantic people, however, I do still enjoy a romantic gesture. Except, god love him, my fiance doesn’t have a romantic bone in his body — he just finds romance awkward and would rather be told exactly how to do something :romantic” then try to plan it on his own — so I knew an all out romantic, swept off my feet proposal wasn’t what I was going to get. And of course, that was completely fine with me! However, his proposal went like this:
we were in our hotel room visiting my family for christmas. On Christmas day I had gotten out of bed to go to the bathroom and came back to a ring box on the bed side table. I was like, “What’s that” (knowing of course what it was) and my fiance was like it’s your christmas gift….meanwhile, he’s still laying there half naked chillin….so I open the box and there’s my ring! He’s like, “Did I do good?” and I was like, “I love it! But can you ask me to marry you?” he had completely forgotten to even asked!! lol – bless his completely unromatic self 😉
Post # 6
Haha aDORK-able. Congrats! 🙂
Post # 7
morgicorgi: omg, that is super cute. Fiance proposed to me whilst unloading groceries. haha.
Post # 8
morgicorgi: That is freaking adorable! Congratulations!!!!
My husband and I had a similarly lame / awesome proposal. We were painting our bathroom and took a break from the paint fumes to sit on the couch, and before we knew it we had agreed to get married. So every time one of us does something to annoy the other, we (lovingly) blame the paint fumes.
(Ultimately he wanted me to have a ring, so I gave him a family heirloom ring that needed re-sizing and told him to “uh, I don’t know, give it back to me somehow if you really want to,” and he did, over dinner, in a very sweet and casual way. And then I gave him a man-gagement ring, because f gender stereotypes and all that. I think we did this 99% to have something nicer to tell people than “we were high on paint fumes and it seemed like a good idea at the time.”)
Post # 9
brlabrat: LOl, that’s really close to how I first realized I was in love with my fiancee. She was moving to a new place and I was helping her paint her old place back to white when I realized “Wow, I thought this would totally suck but I’m havng a good time! Why am I having such a good time?” And then I realized it was because I was totally in love with her and that’s why I was having fun doing soemthing I would normally hate. Or I was high on paint fumes.
We also joke that my marraige was “arranged” because my sister was the one who set us up (without me suspecting a thing, so sneaky) and my whole family fell in love with my fiancee the first time they met her and “decided” I had to marry her (it might have something to do with the fact that every time she visits them she makes repairs around the house and cooks them breakfast and dinner). They kept joking about exchaging goats for me, lol!
My fiancee is a mechanical designer so she’s making 3-D models of rings we desinged ourselves, and then sending them to a company that will 3-D print wax models and cast the rings in a metal of our choice. 🙂 Way more fun than picking a some random overpriced ring at the mall and hoping they like it! lol.
Post # 10
ebowers23: OMG that’s hilarious! He sounds adorable. I’m the same way, I suck at romance! So we express our love in different ways, like making each other food, doing chores, or doing our best to annoy the other person with weird noises and pokes. Then we see our friends being super romantic and all poetic and stuff and we feel awkward and make stupid facesat each other instead.
Post # 11
Aww, thats an adorable story!
Post # 12
And the way you’re doing your rings, even cuter!
Post # 15
You sound like such a lovable fun couple- love the proposal story and the unique ring design- congratulations!