Post # 1
Anyone else want to come in on this one with me (this is my first but I am so dedicated on doing it because my SO has just been so good/romantic these past few days so I am trying to carry that into next month when he will receive his refund and can physically BUY the ring)—-
No mentioning or bringing up the E word, the R word or the M word until after Valentine’s Day. If you feel like you are going to blow your top- report to the bee right away and vent, cry and b!tch your heart out…. And of course, provide weekly support to all of us because V-Day is around the next wave of proposals.
Post # 3
That’s a VERY good idea! I think I’ll have to join you on that one. What if HE brings it up? Then it’s free game, right?
Post # 4
@liciabelle: Yes- thank you for reminding me. If HE brings it up- ANSWER his questions but you can NOT go into detail with it (unless he is asking for detail) and even then try and keep your responses short. Conversations must be kept to a minimum about it (per Mr. Bee, seem uninterested about it) so that your SO is wondering what you are thinking.
Of course, come on here and gab to us about it and let us help you disect but don’t do it to him.
Post # 5
Awesome, I’ll join in the challenge. I do believe if HE mentions it, it’s fair game 🙂
Post # 6
I’m in! Does the same apply to when other people bring it up? My sister started hinting (very strongly) to my bf this past weekend and didn’t stop till I gave her the evil eye. I think he got the point though cause he mentioned I have all my favorite rings bookmarked on my computer. He wasn’t supposed to know that :/
Post # 7
Well… since it’s only a bit over a month away, I’ll chime in on this one.. LoL. We’re actually looking at venues in St. Thomas ON V-day… so I’ll have to talk about it. But until then, I’ll keep it zipped. :o)
Post # 8
Ugh, this is gonna be hard, because SO’s brother is getting married in February, but I’m in. I failed miserably on the Christmas Challenge, lol, so maybe I can do better on this one.
Post # 9
I am definetly jumping aboard for this one. If your man keeps hearing about it the longer it will be till he actually proposes. Going to be hard though.
Post # 10
We had a very long productive in-depth conversation about it on New Years Eve. (It really helps to get him really drunk to get him to open up about the subject). And then New Years Day, I suggested some short term goals, like V-Day, or his birthday (Jan 29). Of course, there’s always the long-term SOGOTP date, August 2011.
So having had those recent conversations and having set some short-term goals, I suppose I need to shut up about it.
Caveat: My brother is getting married in May, so I will be discussing his wedding with my SO, since we are in it. I promise I just won’t push as to our own engagement.
Post # 11
Wait does it count if your going to a Bridal expo together w/the family?? See I have to go to one on Jan. 23rd. I’ll try up to that point and then we’ll see where we go from there!
Post # 12
I’m in! If it doesn’t happen by V-Day I can promise that we’ll be having a little talk, but I’m going to shut my mouth until then! I’m hoping he’s not waiting until then, but it’s entirely possible – both of our birthdays are the day before V-Day, so it’s kind of a big couple days for us Hopefully he’s ordered the ring and is planning it for soon, but either way, I know it’s helping for me not to be bugging him about it.
Post # 13
I just joined-but I am in!!
I’ve been with my SO for almost 6 years and am having a really hard time waiting. I’m 25, but if one more person tells me that I’m still so young, or that I have lots of time, I might sock them in the face!
He said on NYE (after a few drinks) it would be ‘very very soon’, but after so many similar promises I just don’t even know if I even believe it any more.
I am hoping if I can back off on mentioning it, he might ask….I’m scared I am ruining it for myself! I also feel like I must have brought it up a million times over Xmas….but I’m sure you ladies all know firsthand how hard it is to listen to everyone in your (and HIS!) family tell you ” we were sure he’d propose over the holidays!’
Post # 14
i’m in but i agree this could be hard. I walked into work and the batshit crazy chick just announced she’s engaged …. bringing the grand total to .. four in the last two weeks at work now. but after i fired off an email letting my SO know about the new development…. i think i need to join this challange before he just kills me. lol.
Post # 15
@msnelson13: I love it – SOGOTP DAY!! Ha!
Count me in. Sent him my final ring selection 2 days ago and I’m done! Not a PEEP from me.
Post # 16
Yeah! I can’t join in since I’m already married, but wanted to lend you gals some support! Good luck and hope you all get through with flying colors!