(Closed) Waiting Bee- Intro Thread

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 167
Member
7 posts
Newbee

Hey Bee’s,

I’m also new to the site and wanted to introduce myself.  Mr. G and I are both 27 . . . our story begins in 7th grade.  We both knew we liked one another from the moment we met; but it’s not as picture perfect as it sounds . . . the timing was just never right, we dated (not exclusively) for most of our high school and college years. Naturally we both dated other people and experienced life without one another, but we always seemed to find each other again, it was like the Universe was trying to get us together.  

He had actually moved away from home and was living in Cali; I on the other hand stayed in Hawaii where we both grew up. We had a huge falling out; I thought it was over, done . . . I didn’t even want to be friends! I asked him never to call me again. And he listened for a year, until he called me and told me I was the one, after all these years he was ready to commit and take the actual step and be my boyfriend. It took sometime but eventually I agreed, my feelings for him were too strong. He flew me out to Cali in October of 2007 for a visit and the rest is history. After a year of long distance he moved home Laughing

He was always “the one” for me; I always compared every boy/man I dated to him. He had my heart from the moment we met. He’s my best friend; we know everything about one another . . . heck we grew up together!

Well I’m waiting patiently . . . but signs have been popping up that it could be coming soon!

Thanks for letting me tell our story! Loving all the intros and looking forward to spending more time on here!   

Post # 168
Member
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hi Bees! I just found this site last week and I already think I’m in love.

My SO and I have been dating for almost three years. We met online. I knew I wouldn’t meet my dream guy (awkward nerdy type) in a bar, so I figured online dating would be the most logical place to look. I met my SO a week into a free 3 month trial at a dating website. Needless to say, I did not renew my membership.

I’m 27, run a candy store (it’s really fun- unless I forget my lunch), and am an aspiring writer. He’s 31, a software developer, and a huge Star Trek fan. I definitely found my nerd. He’s not really awkward, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

SO and I just moved in together in July, but I’ve had our wedding date picked out for a year. We’re both proud Irish-Americans (though I’m also Mex-Amer, hence the screen name), and we LOVE St Patrick’s Day, so when I found out that St Paddy’s fell on a Saturday in 2012, I realized that we had to take advantage of it. He totally agreed, but we hadn’t really thought much of it until last month when I realized that our date is year and a half away! We had been ring shopping, but I couldn’t ever find anything I wanted. I inherited a wedding band from my great-grandmother when I was younger. I always loved it, it fits me perfectly, and I have the same birthday as my ggma, so I knew I needed to use it as my wedding band. Last month we finally went to a jeweler to get a ring designed to match my band. ๐Ÿ™‚ As far as I know, the ring is ready, but I don’t know where it is or when I’m getting it. I’m told it will be this month sometime. 

I’m really enjoying this site, and meeting all of you lovely ladies has been really fun!

 

Post # 169
Member
2023 posts
Buzzing bee

Hello fellow waiting bees!

A little about me – I’m 22, and I’m a pretty big book reader. I’ve filled an entire bookcase in the last year. It’s to the point where even my coworkers are leaving me books on my desk for me to read. I also love any type of mind puzzles like crosswords, sudoku, and word searches (although these aren’t really all that stimulating, but the circling is comforting). I’m going to the local community college for an Associates in Business Management, and I’m working in Contracts and Procurements at a local Contracting office. I’ve been there for 2 years now and it’s been a wonderful step up from retail, (hellooo weekends off!)

The Mr. is 24 and enjoys working on his car and playing Call of Duty. He’s a meat cutter 6 days a week and is very hard working. He is the ying to my yang.

About us – we’ve been together for 5 years now, bought our first place almost 2 years ago. We live together with my 2 cats and our 1 dog who we rescued from the local SPCA about a year and a half ago. She’s a little turd, but absolutely adorable. She just ate my black fuzzy lined moccasins yesterday ๐Ÿ™ We started dating 6 days before my 17th birthday. We did have one hiccup almost 2 years in and separated for 3 months, but got back together and stronger than ever. He’s in no rush to get engaged/married, but we have talked about it a lot and both agree that we would like to and to have children. We both come from separated parents so we try our best to make everything work because we’ve seen what happens when it falls apart. Although he’s not ready yet for marriage, I’d say I’ve been ready ever since several months after we got back together. We’ve discussed the year 2013.

Here’s a picture of us from my mom’s wedding in the first week of August (2010)

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Post # 170
Member
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hi Everyone!

I am 36, a non profit director and have been with my boyfriend for 9 months. We met almost 3 years ago and the connection was amazing! But he never called! Later I found out that days after we met and his ex called and told him that she was 3 months pregnant. They got back together to try to make it work for their family. Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My cancer story was published in a local magazine. He saw it, recognized me and said I was the most beautiful women he had ever seen. I had gained 30 lbs,  steroids suck!, was bald, and had no boobs. His relationship had not worked out….. We started dating just a few months later when we ran into each other again. We decided immediately that we would be together forever. It is weird being a “waiting bee”. We have only been dating for 9 months, but we have been ring shopping a few times and will go again this month, a little more seriously…. We have basically planned our whole wedding and have gotten contract info from some our favorite vendors. I am super excited about our wedding, but I am more excited about our relationship and finding such an amazing man! I can’t wait to spend every day with him!

It nice to meet all of you and I look forward to getting to know all of you better as we plan our weddings….

Post # 171
Member
1325 posts
Bumble bee

*cough* 

Ahem.

I’ve been lurking on this website for about……6 months. Surprised

I did register about 3 months ago but forgot my password and just had too busy of a schedule to deal with getting one. I finally got a replacement and I’m here to participate now! 

 

I’ll make another introductory post soon. I’m just taking a short break from studying for my midterms next week. *sigh* Because I care so much about analyzing The Grapes of WrathWink

Post # 172
Member
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hi Bees,

I’ve also been lurking around for a while. I think it’s time to introduce myself to y’all since I’m officially “waiting.”

Drummerboy and I have been together for a little less than a year, but our families have been friends for years, so we’ve known each other a lot longer. We’ve got kind of a cute story, that I’ll share when he pops the question ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve been talking, very seriously, about marriage. He stole one of my rings to get it sized (although, I have no idea how to  subtly tell him the ring he stole is a little too big. . .).

I really don’t want to jinx anything, but I think he’s asking my father for his blessing this week. He left his calendar around, which had an “appointment” with my dad this Friday. I’m so excited, but trying not to let waiting consume my every moment (I say posting this from work. oops.)

Nice to meet everyone, and I look forward to getting to know everyone as we plan weddings!

Post # 173
Member
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Hello, I am Anemone and I have been a Weddingbee lurker for… as long as I’ve been “waiting.” Which has been a while.

He’s recently kept mum about all engagement/wedding details, except that he said he’ll ask me before the new year!

We have quite the story–from with-each-other-every-moment lovebirds to a 2-year LDR to family dramatics off the charts. (I’m sure you’ll all get more details at some point.) 

Finally things are coming together, and we’re feeling ready to be engaged. Oh, life.

So now I’m doubly waiting?

Hurry up, December!

Post # 174
Member
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Hi Bees!

I’ve been lurking here for the past couple months… mostly hanging out on the ring board and looking at all that eye candy. 

Anyways about myself and my Mr. Dee, we met at his ex-girlfriends (eek!) house party a few years ago.  We had all been drinking quite a bit , and we had played darts together.  Later he came up to me insisting that I had stuck him with a dart and proceded to show me the dart stuck in his hand (he still insists I did it, although I still believe he did it to himself somehow).  Well, I guess it was love at first dart.  We’ve been together for nearly three years now and have been living together for about 8 months.  We have been talking about marriage for quite a while, and I only agreed to get a place with him after I talked to him to find out if we wanted the same things (to get married, buy a house, have a future together).  I knew before that he wouldn’t propose until after he finished school (he is always teling me this) but I am somewhat worried because he isn’t taking classes now and there’s no telling when he will go back.  We are tight on money; he works two jobs now and I’m looking for a second one since I just finished school.  I guess I’m not too worried about getting married asap because we’re both young-ish (I’m turning 22 next week and he’s 23) and it makes sense that he wants to finish school and start a career to be financially stable before marriage.  But at the same time I’m thinking, “We live together.  Getting engaged is the next step!  EEEEEE Let’s start the next step!”

 

Ugh.  I am just so glad I found you lovely bees so I can vent on here and see that other ladies are going through pretty much the same thing.  So thanks!

Post # 175
Member
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hello Bees!

I like many of you have been lurking for a few months. I’m 24 and an artisanal bread baker. I “met” my guy during High school … as pen-pals for my honors french class (he’s french canadian). We were just friends for years and talked daily on the internet or the phone. We officially met while he was traveling around the US and I invited him to stay with me while my parents were out of town. From there the rest is history as they say. Just this past week we celebrated our 5th year anniversary but sadly not together. I am in the process of getting my permanent residence papers so I can live with him. We have spoken about weddings and engagement and we are totally on the same page….except for one small detail…. He insists that I must be moved in before I can get a ring. It’s more then fair… I just hate waiting. Especially because I’m just as impatient  about the move as well. It has been a long time in the works… from school to family health scares… I’m finally able to finish the papers and live the life I want…. I just hope I can hold on to my sanity during the wait.Laughing

 

 

Post # 176
Member
43 posts
Newbee

Hi Bees!

I’m a bee of the lurking variety!  One day for work (4 months ago…)I was researching candy buffets and my googling landing me here! Yay ๐Ÿ™‚

SO and I have been together for just over 2.5 years, we went to high school together for a year but didn’t know eachother as we’d both transferred in from out of state. We had mutual friends with whom we’d spend our summers and one summer after sophomore year of college we really “hit it off” Fast forward to now, I’m a recent grad & he is finishing his last year of undergrad, we’re planning grad school and hopefully a wedding soon. 

I’m so glad that I’ve found the site, I probably spend more time here than I should, but I’m addicted!!

Post # 177
Member
90 posts
Worker bee

Hey Everyone,

Let’s see. I’m 21, I’m a senior history major at a college in PA and am from Long Island originally. I met my guy my senior year in HS, in church. He was the EM and I was the usher. Our 4th anniversary is around the corner, and we both know that we’re planning to be together for the future.

Cutely enough, he proposed to me over the phone when we first began our LDR back in 2007, when I first went away to college. Since then, things have calmed down for the most part. We’re still planning for a future together, but haven’t heard any mention of an Engagement Ring, the M word, let alone, a proposal. He’s planning on taking me on a vacation over my winter break this December. He keeps saying that he’s planning a big surprise for me on the trip.

Now, I don’t want to get my hopes up, but I keep thinking that this might be it! I’m not at home so I don’t know what he’s doing when I’m not talking to him, let alone what he’s planning. I certainly can’t snoop haha! Right now, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed. As much as I want to move in with him and start playing house, I know that I wouldn’t feel right about it unless we were properly on the way to marriage, at least engaged if not married (smalllll ceremony, family and friends, intimate reception until we’re a little bit more financially well off).

See, the important thing to me is have it be finalized, the permanent feeling of being married. That’s what matters to me. We’ll see though! I’m so glad I found this board so I can at least hear similar stories to my own.

 

Thanks ladies!  

Post # 178
Member
43 posts
Newbee

Hi everyone Smile

I am from Ireland which would be out of the way for vendor recommendations etc. but I just love the positive, supportive vibe on weddingbee so it is actually the first wedding related site I’ve joined.  Another reason is the sites in Ireland don’t have a ‘waiting’ site that I am aware of.

My boyfriend is Canadian (hereinafter referred to as ‘The Canadian’).  His folks are Irish but he was raised in Canada.  He works in Dublin, Ireland where we met (for the record, I am 100% guaranteed Irish!) and we’ve been going out a year this Saturday the 18th November.  We met for coffee on our first date and he is just such a lovely guy and without a doubt the love of my life.  Thankfully he says he feels the same, phew!

Anyway, we’re both 33 and more or less went into this with our eyes open and took our time getting to know one another before getting too close or just jumping in.  Long story short, we finally admitted in August that we wanted to be together forever (aaah) and we are now at the engagement planning stage.

So, I am a lady in waiting at present. My ring is being made as we speak!!  It is a vintage style ring which I actually spotted at an auction last month.  We almost bought the auction ring but as it didn’t come with any diamond certs, we opted not to dive in and take the risk of losing out on 4k for a dud.

My boss’ friend is a jeweller and an older gentleman.  He is having it made up for me at a great price indeed.  Very kind gent.  If anyone here is ever looking for a jeweller in Dublin, I can recommend this gent.

I was finding it difficult to wait for a while but when I came across the waiting boards on wedding bee, I was just thrilled to hear of other ladies in my position and now I feel rather special actually!!

Looking forward to going on this journey with you all

 

Love, peepstobee xxx

Post # 179
Member
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hi everyone. The bf and I are both 27 and have been together for 6+ years. We are not in any rush to get married but we agree that is definitely the next step. We met while working at the same job and just started talking one day after work. It took a few months of hanging out before we officially became a couple but we’ve been together ever since. I look forward to chatting with you ladies and sharing this journey with youSmile

Post # 180
Member
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sorry i accidentily hit post twiceYell i’m such a new bee lol

Post # 181
Member
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi ladies! Yes, I am a waiting bee :). My bf and I have been together for almost 3 years (in January) and were good friends for 2 years before that. We have been living together for the past 2. He is 24 and I am 21.  We discuss marriage often and I just cant wait until he pops the question! I am thinking it will be during the holday season or early next year … maybe on our anniversery? I am hoping to be engaged before we move out of state together early next year, me to finish my undergrad and him starting a new career. I don’t want to get married untill I am done with college but we both are very excited to take the next step in our relationship.  The other day he told me to e-mail him photos of rings I like…:)  there are so many beauties I just cant decide!!

I just discovered this board the other day and cant keep my self from looking at it constantly! It’s becoming a slight obsession lol.

I wish you all the best! xo

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