(Closed) WAITING BEES: Answer this survey while you wait! :)

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 196
Member
95 posts
Worker bee

I’ve been dating my SO for almost 2 years. 

I’m 30, he’s 28.

I’ve been waiting since January, when I suddenly felt ready to get married. Before that, I was the one dragging my feet about keeping my stuff at his place and then about moving in etc. So he needs a little time to adjust. 

We don’t have a timeline for marriage. It’s something we’re still talking about. We don’t plan to have children so there’s no rush. I personally would feel pretty unhappy if we weren’t engaged after 5 years and he knows that. 

We discussed rings pretty extensively before we got together and were just friends in a general way (as in not for him to give to me.) He knows my preferences- colored gemstones (preferably lab created) or moissanite white metal, way less than $1,000, nothing fussy. 

I don’t have a specific idea of what I’d like. Sometimes I think I’d like a simple gold band or an eternity ring that I could wear as my wedding ring also. Sometimes I think I’d like an emerald or sapphire solitaire. Honestly, I’m not picky. 

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Post # 197
Member
2922 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

2 years

 2. How old are both of you?

32 and 31

 3. How long have you been waiting?

7 months

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

By the end of this summer

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

We have tried on rings and looked online.

 6. What ring do you want? 

Post # 198
Member
30 posts
Newbee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 2.5 yrs

2. How old are both of you? me 28 him 27

3. How long have you been waiting? 4 months

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? engagement by late summer, wedding next spring

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Yes

6. What ring do you want?

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Post # 199
Member
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 15 months

2. How old are both of you? me 31 him 34

3. How long have you been waiting? He asked my dad for his blessing in August, but we’d only been together 7 months at that point so I’ve been happily waiting for 8 months. We haven’t been together that long so it feels right to still be dating now.

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? Last summer he drunkenly told me it would be “Christmas or Easter.” (I didnt ask! He just said that). Well it didn’t happen on Easter. I accidentally saw he was still getting photos of center stones at the end of March, so I wasn’t really expecting it, as I know the ring is being custom made and that can take a while. I really hopes it happens before I go to my home country to visit at the end of May. But honestly I can’t think of any good weekends or times for it to happen before then. So I HAVE NO IDEA!!! :´(

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? He asked me to send him photos of things I liked back in October, but I was too overwhelmed by all the options and told him I just wanted him to pick what he liked, as long as it was with diamonds only.

6. What ring do you want? I’m American and we live in Europe where the average e-ring stones are significantly smaller, so I just hope, for the American tastes in me, that it is not too small. I feel bad saying that but it’s true.

Post # 200
Member
1408 posts
Bumble bee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 1 year 3 mos.

2. How old are both of you? old-er  (lOl)

3. How long have you been waiting?  Im pondering the thought.

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? No, im letting tim take its course

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Actually yes.

6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want* Verragio

 

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Post # 201
Member
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

 1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

5 years

 2. How old are both of you?

25

 3. How long have you been waiting?

About a year

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

We picked a ring this weekend and he is ordering it this week, so soon!

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

Yep!

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

 

We decided on this one:

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Post # 202
Member
235 posts
Helper bee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

We’ve known each other for about 4 years (casual aquantinces, kept running into each other at parties), and dating for about 2.5, living together for over a year now 

2. How old are both of you?

We are both 30

3. How long have you been waiting?

Given that we are niether of us very “young,” we had long coversations about life, family, kids, marriage, and everything before we decided to move in together, so for us I just waiting is a relative term.  We knew that marriage was down the road when we signed our lease, we just wanted to be sure we could live together first. 

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

Engagement is imminent, sometime either late spring or early summer, with the wedding sometime late summer of 2016. 

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

Yep!  He’s got a family stone that we are getting reset and I am doing my best to chill out but I am so impatient to have that ring on my finger already!  

6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

 Here’s the stone: 

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 And here’s the setting I’ve been eying for it: 

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Post # 203
Member
66 posts
Worker bee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?<br />It will officially be 6 years on July 27. We took six months getting to know each other before making it official.

2. How old are both of you?<br />I just turned 26 and he will turn 30 next week.

3. How long have you been waiting?<br />We first talked about marriage about 3 years ago, saying how much we couldn’t wait to marry one another. Unfortunately I still had school to finish so it had to wait. I would say that I’ve been waiting about 1.5 to 2 years.

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?<br />No we don’t really have a timeline. It isn’t a matter of “if” we will get married, it’s more of a “when”. We know that we’re getting married, we just haven’t figured out the logistics lol.

5. What ring do you want?<br />We decided on a sapphire last year. Since we have been talking about buying the ring recently, I have picked out a 1.2 carat ceylon cushion cut sapphire and a simple classic solitaire setting.

Post # 204
Member
8674 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

3 years and a bit.

2. How old are both of you?

I’m 26, he’s 30.

3. How long have you been waiting?

A bit over a year… he got drunk before our 2 yr and made me think it was coming that year (by specifically saying it was coming that year…) I shrugged and gave up on 6 months after the 2 year, and then at our 3 year he took me ring shopping.. so now i’m back to waiting.  (By waiting I mean excitedly visiting wedding sites like weddinggawker and weddingbee, and thinking about wedding stuff).

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

Married next spring/summer or the one after.  Buy a house spring/summer/fall 2018 (1 year after we move for my job).  Start thinking about/having babies around that time too.

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

Yep, we went ring shopping together!  He’s bought the ring and I assume it’s in a drawer somewhere.

6. What ring do you want? 

This is the ring we picked/he bought. 

 

 

Post # 205
Member
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Hello! Just stumbled across this site for the first time and joined today.

1. We’ve been dating 2 years and 4 months.

2. I’m 30, he’s 33.

3. I guess we’ve been talking about getting engaged for the past 4 months, so I guess I’ve been waiting since then.

4. I’d love to be engaged by the end of the year.

5. Haven’t looked at rings yet but am really excited to get the ball rolling on that.

Post # 206
Member
21 posts
Newbee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? – we’ve known each other for 7+ years as buddies, been dating for 8 months now 🙂

2. How old are both of you? – both in our mid-20’s.

3. How long have you been waiting? –  not really REALLY waiting or having a timeline set tbh, just feel like it’s gonna happen soon..he also started dropping (not-so) subtle hints lately :p

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? – nope. just letting things run their course.

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? – he asked me if i’m allergic to gold (he knows i’m allergic to most metals … all my jewelry is sterling silver/surgical steel) and what kind of stones i like, that was pretty much it. i don’t really want to discuss it a lot, i love surprises! lol.

6. What ring do you want? – anything my man chooses? i trust him on that one.

but if we’re talking about the dream ring it would prolly be sth like Kat von D’s 😀 love black diamonds and black center stones in general.

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Post # 207
Member
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 

7 1/2 yrs

 2. How old are both of you?

i’ll be 26 in a week, he’s 27

 3. How long have you been waiting? 

probably like  1 1/2-2 years

 4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? 

In October we talked and I discussed a 6 month timeline so hopefully it’ll happen by the end of this month!

 5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? 

yes we’ve discussed it before, he knows what I like and we looked at rings in December so he got a better idea of what I like but it’s really him choosing the ring

 6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want

I loveeeeeee a cushion cut double halo diamond e-ring! He actually saw a picture of the one I want in my phone and said “this is the ring I’m getting you”

Post # 208
Member
30 posts
Newbee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating? 4 years 11 months

2. How old are both of you? He’s 32, I’m 31

3. How long have you been waiting? Officially since 2/14/15 , unofficially 1.5 years. 

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)? Yes, to be engaged before Q3 2015, and married before 2016 is over.

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO? Yes, we picked out rings in February of this year – and he put in the order 2 weeks ago.  Jeweler says max time for it to come in is 3 weeks, but can be sooner. 

6. What ring do you want? Cushion halo with a round center, slight split shank (thats the one we picked)

 

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Post # 209
Member
17 posts
Newbee

1. How long have you and your SO been dating?

Approximately 2.5 years.

2. How old are both of you?

25 and 26

3. How long have you been waiting?

Je ne sais pas. I think right now doesn’t count as waiting since we’re still in school and that comes first. He did mention one time last year that he wanted me to be his wife after I was talking to him about how worried I am about the future.

4. Do you have a timeline (if so, what is it)?

By the end of 2017. A long wait, huh? But in our defense, we’re graduating college next year so I figure that time gives us to find work and whatnot and have more serious discussions instead of saying “maybe” all the time (that word drives me up the wall).

5. Have you discussed or looked at rings with your SO?

He caught me looking at rings one time (they were mostly fashion-y stuff) and inquired about my ring size and what kind that I like. Of course, I won’t hold it against him if he doesn’t remember that conversation.

6. What ring do you want? *Post a pic if you want*

Since I’m working in the healthcare field and I doubt I’ll be able to wear it a whole lot, I really just want something unique and that comes from the heart but not expensive or huge.

Post # 210
Member
62 posts
Worker bee

1. We have been dating just over a year and a half

2. He is mid 30’s I am mid 20’s

3. I have been officially waiting for about 2 months

4. Our timeline is a year but I doubt he can wait that long – he thinks he is tricky and is trying to throw me off

5. We have discussed rings and are going to look at some this weekend!! However, he is going to cut me off after we look so he can make the final decision and surprise me

6. I want a 1-1.25 ct rose gold solitaire 6 prong ring (similar to honeybee33)

I got the picture from http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/any-amora-moissanite-rings/#ixzz3XBqQ6Hxd&i

 

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