(Closed) Waiting Bees: How are you feeling as we approach the end of engagement season?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How do you feel as we approach the end of engagement season?



    PISSED OFF >:(


    completely at ease


    don't care


  • Post # 32
    7382 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @daffodil89:  I made a poll for it.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Feb is more popular than March, but I’ve never heard of a season for it.

    Post # 35
    457 posts
    Helper bee

    @daffodil89:  Yup, that’s exactly it! I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been asked/poked/prodded about an engagement. Plus, with a bunch of mutual friends getting engaged over the holidays, I know my SO has felt some sort of pressure. 


    Post # 37
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I am excited for Valentine’s day to pass so the commercials will go away! But I am cool and calm regarding my own situation. I am not expecting a proposal until this summer. . . Last May we had the timeline talk and he said engaged within a year, wedding within in 2.5 years. Now just enjoying the pre-engaged time together! 

    Post # 38
    354 posts
    Helper bee

    I knew I wasn’t getting a proposal before Valentine’s Day so it wasn’t an issue for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 39
    7382 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @daffodil89:  lol DId you see the simple math I just figured out about ‘engagement season’ in the other thread?  It’s in proposals.

    Not the threadjack, but hopefully it will help some people out here who are feeling down about the end of the season.  According to what I read, 1/3 of proposals occur during the season, which makes up about 1/3 of the year ๐Ÿ™‚  There’s a good chance quite a few people won’t be waiting until the next season.

    Post # 40
    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @daffodil89:  Lol! You’re not even the first bee to call me a “saint.” Trust me, I’m going crazy on the inside, but playing it cool on the outside. It’s definitely more difficult to remain calm when the rest of the world is getting engaged. 

    Post # 41
    8602 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @Sparkidoodle: thank you! 

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    @daffodil89:  awesome! Im just trying to focus on changing companies and getting fit to distract me! Itll be Spring before we know it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 44
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    @daffodil89: Fingers crossed yours comes soon!

    We are LDR, the jeweller in his town has had the ring on layby since November but he was with me for Christmas. He flew back to his town last Sunday and picked up the ring Monday. I’m 99% sure it will happen my next trip cos he’s really eager now that he’s got the ring. 

    Im feeling really content and happy. The process of ordering the ring in Nov, to getting the call saying it’s in and then him picking it up has been super exciting. And for the first time in my waiting period I’m relaxed and just enjoying the process of it all. Now that he’s on track. Lol

    Post # 45
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I wasn’t expecting a proposal over the holidays, nor am I expecting one until the summer, so I’m still feeling pretty good. I’m trying not to think too much about when it could happen over the summer, but I’m not doing so well there! Plus, summer seems so far away, especially since it’s only January and we’ve been getting snow and temperature in the single digits for weeks now. Ugh, Midwest living.

    Post # 46
    486 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @daffodil89:  Boys can be so clueless! I hope my SO doesn’t think getting a ring is that easy! He has a relative that’s a jeweler so my guess is he’s a little more in-the-know than most guys in his position.

    I’m glad having a timeline talk worked so well for your relationship! I know one would be beneficial for us too, but I’m trying reeaaallllly hard to let all the major holidays and dates pass just in case he has something up his sleeve. A few weeks ago he told me to “just have faith in him” re: getting engaged so I’m trying to do just that for now! I probably should have brought up a timeline when we were having that conversation but it didn’t feel necessary in the moment. After we celebrate 5 years together in March I think he’ll be a lot more receptive to agreeing on a timeline to get engaged and married if he hasn’t already proposed.

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