Post # 407
I already intro’d myself in the waiting board, BUUUUT…officially add me to the list lol. We were very seriously going to get married with just our families present back in MAY. He was going to give me rings at the ceremony. We decided together that we wanted to go the traditional route. Engagement, save money, big ceremony and reception!
So…I am currently waiting for the ring! I try so hard to put it out of my mind bC I know it will happen when I’m lease expecting it, but *GEEEZ* it’s all I can think about. Especially when I was convinced it would happen before the New Year. Well…we still have 5 days hahaha ::fingers crossed::
I love my SO to the moon and back, and getting to spend everyday with him is really all i need. but I WANT a gorgeous e-ring to show the world that I’m taken! LOL we are all in the same boat i know. It’s just so anxiety-filled waitinnnnnng when you know it’s coming! 😀
Post # 408
I am new here. I am 27 and SO is 25. We have been dating for 6.5 years (off and on, on for just over a year). We worked retail together in high school, became friends in college, and began dating my junior year of undergrad. I studied French, Spanish and Linguistics (language nerd, right here), SO studied Political Science and Pre-law. I work in HR, and he works for a software company (thanks, Liberal Arts degrees!). We currently live together in the Twin Cities, MN. We have looked at rings, and I know exactly what I want, and so begins the wait. I spend my “waiting time” doing crafts and looking at everyone’s beautiful rings (ring porn=best thing ever!!!).
Post # 409
Hello Waiting Bees. I have just requested to join the Waiting list. I have been on/off with my SO since 2004. On again since 2009. We are living in Illinois, though not together. He stays over frequently, mostly on the weekends. We have a six year old son together. He is from Mexico, I am from USA. Laughing right now to myself at the above post that mentions “ring porn”. Quite clever. I know exactly how you feel! Le Sigh.
Post # 410
I am yet another waiting bee! My SO & I will have been together for 4 years come Jan 13. We met working retail, then started dating 6 months after we had both left the store since we’d remained friends after quitting. Now he actually works at the same company I do all over again!
We talk very openly about marriage and “accidentally” found my ring when looking in a vintage jewelry store in Downtown LA a few months before we planned to look. It was more beautiful than any ring I’ve seen (after looking at rings online for months) so he decided to make it happen and has put down a deposit!!
Now I’m just waiting for when he inevitably proposes sometime mid to late next year once the ring is paid off woohoooo. Can’t wait to officially plan our Sept 2013 wedding!
Post # 411
I love reading all the intro posts! Welcome all!
I can’t believe it’s been 8 months since I wrote mine, and I’m still waiting :).
Post # 412
@taylordonovan: Congrats! Sounds like you won’t be waiting too much longer!
Post # 413
My SO and I met on the first day of University, and 5 years later we are still very much in love. I was very against getting married (despite more than a few hints from our families) for a long while but this christmas as I felt too young and not ‘ready’ but this Christmas I have completely changed by tune and I am now marriage obsessed! My SO knows how I now feel (not the obsession bit) and he has agreed we are now heading towards getting married ‘one day’. I fully expect I will be here on the waiting thread for a long time but I don’t mind, knowing I am in love with the man I will marry is good enough for me right now 🙂
Good luck to all the lovely ladies who are getting engaged! x
Post # 414
I’ve posted a whole bunch of times on here before, but I only noticed this thread now! (Can’t remember if I’ve posted here or not before so forgive me if I have!)
I’m 19 (going to be 20 in 2012!) and the SO is 21 (going to be 22). We met online (super nerdy, I know!). One of my friends told me to try out Anime. So I went on a site. Which had a chatroom. And he was there. And we started talking. Didn’t expect to be together!
We’re both in university – he’s going in for accounting, I’m doing a BA in Psychology and Philosophy. I’m hoping to work my way towards a PhD in Neuroscience!
He lives in the USA (TN) whilst I live in the UK. So super long-distance right there haha.
We’ve been together for almost 2 years (2 years in Jan, on the 27th).
He has the ring! I found it on eBay and I fell in love with it. And he bought it without a moment’s hesitation! It’s beautiful.
I’m thinking he MIGHT propose next summer (hopefully!). I can’t wait to be engaged to my best friend and the love of my life!
Post # 415
Hi ladies! I have been lurking for about a week or two….have had engagements/weddings on the brain for awhile! I am 26, from Long Island, and (sorrowfully-being in NY) a special education teacher. My boyfriend and I have been together for the better part of 5 1/2 years….we had split for a year, after dating for 1 1/2 yrs, and now we’ve been solid for almost the past 3 years.
We don’t live together (who’s going to buy the cow, when you give away the milk for free…?), but we’ve both been talking about getting engaged a lot lately. A few weeks ago, a friend of his that we were out with asked when *IT* was going to happen..He looked at me, and said “definitely by the spring”(which was news to me!) I know we’re both mentally ready, but he’s finishing his bachelor’s degree and I lost my job due to school budget cuts. It’s frustrating being ready..and waiting because of things that are uncontrollable. We’ve been talking a lot about relocating to Charlotte, NC, but I only want to move once we’re married. These boards are a comforting place–to know that there are SO many people who are itching for the ring! I’ve been dreaming (drooling??) over a radiant cut with a micropave skinny band….We Went into DeBeers in NYC and the one I fell in love with was $33,450 ::::swoooooon::::
I look forward to coming to the boards as a source of PATIENCE (because mine is running out…), and knowledge–there is SO much to learn about planning. Nice to meet all of you!
Post # 416
I am 35 and am a professor at a private college in NYC. Because I went to school for sooooooo long, I didn’t get a chance to get married until this age. I just finished my doctorate in 2009, so really, I’ve been free of school work for less than two years. My boyfriend and I started dating 1 year and 2 months ago. He is 36 years old. We both live in NYC in our separate apartments. Sometimes he stays with me, sometimes I with him.
When we started dating, I told him I want to get married within 1 year and start a family. I told him I wouldn’t date him if he doesn’t want the same. He said he wants the same and can’t wait to start a family either. He explained to me that he is in the process of divorce; the divorce didn’t happen yet because his ex-wife needed his health insurance. About 4 months ago, though, she said she no longer needed the insurance and can go through with the divorce (She’s also engaged with someone and expecting a baby). So my BF expedited the process but still they haven’t divorced officially. I accepted the situation from the beginning, and am still waiting. These 14 months we have been together has been great. In the last couple of months he’s been talking about marriage more, and how he wants to be with me all his life etc. My patience is wearing out, but I guess I still should hang in there!
Thanks for reading and all your support! Best of luck to all in 2012!
Post # 417
@WestCoast: aw, thank you! I hope not!! my bff keeps sending me wedding inspo, she’s just as excited as I am haha.
Post # 418
Ok I’ve been lurking for aaaaages and I saw this thread and just decided I had to jump in! I’ve been slightly addicted to this site ever since a blogger I follow mentioned she’s a Bee here.
So, introductions… I’m a 26 yr old Aussie girl, my SO is 25 and we’re both currently living and working in sunny (ha!) Canada. We’ve been together for nearly 7 1/2 years and living together for about 6 years. I guess I’d be classified as “waiting” – we’ve talked about marriage and we know we’ll get engaged when the time is right. I’ve been getting a little engagement-clucky over the past couple of months, so hopefully this site will be a productive outlet for my cluckiness!
Looking forward to “meeting” you all! 🙂
Post # 419
I’m a 25 year old Aussie girl and have been with my SO for 5.5 years, living together for 3. We’ve had to work hard at our relationship over the years with the majority of our time together being somewhat long distance – SO works fly in fly out at a mine site in the outback. If anything though this has made us stronger! I’ve been waiting fairly patiently for awhile now, but the last 6 months have been particularly hard. My SO is a gorgeous man but is a little skittish when it comes to marriage… So who knows, I may be waiting quite awhile. We’ve talked about getting married quite a bit, but I’ve never been able to lock him down with anything concrete. Hopefully this forum gives me an outlet so I don’t turn into a bitter and twisted lady in waiting, watching all our friends planning their weddings and searching his wallet for ring receipts!
Post # 420
@Squish: Welcome fellow newbie Aussie! 🙂
Post # 421
@caffeiney: where abouts in Australia are you from? Haven’t seen too many of us on this site!