Waiting bees… how long have you been waiting and when will it be?

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: When do you think he'll propose?
    Within next 1 to 3 months : (21 votes)
    36 %
    3 to 6 months : (13 votes)
    22 %
    6 to 9 months : (8 votes)
    14 %
    9 to 12 months : (5 votes)
    8 %
    More than 12 months' time : (12 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 32
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    We’ve been dating for 3.5 years now. I thought he was going to propose last summer, so I guess I’ve been officially waiting for close to a year.

    I’m pretty sure it will happen before summer because there was a ring sale at a store we were at that was scheduled in June and he said, “don’t worry, I wont make you wait that long.” Super excited! Beyond ready…

    Post # 33
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I commented on this thread when it was posted, but I just wanted to say that this thread brought up a long conversation about engagement with my partner! He asked what I was doing, and I said I was on weddingbee. So he asked “What exactly is that?”. He knew I’m a bit obsessed with weddings already, so it wasn’t weird haha. I showed them the setup and he asked me what I was commenting on, so I told him about this thread.

    I asked him realistically what our time line was. He knows that I am not interested in waiting longer than 5 years, so he jokingly said 5 to 10 years. But then he seriously said 3, a maximum of 4. I told him that I understand waiting until we live together, which will be January. But that I’d like to be engaged before or around our 3 year anniversary. He agreed with that, and said it sounded good. So it looks like my timeline is before October 2018!

    Post # 34
    498 posts
    Helper bee

    blackparadebride :  sounds so similar…. My Boyfriend or Best Friend asks the same which is the perfect opportunity for these men to get the hint 😑 as it’s so frustrating. My Boyfriend or Best Friend BOUGHT my ring last winter to be exact, and I’m still waiting. We have spoke about when we’ll be moving in together, when we want kids, wedding, house you name it. However, I’m still still waiting 

    Post # 35
    58 posts
    Worker bee

    winebarbiekiss :  I hope so, too! He tends to procrastinate though so I’m hoping that he makes a plan and stick with it. And anytime I say something like “when do you want to get married?” He responds with something absurd like “oh idk… maybe sometime before we’re fifty.” But he did slip last night and call me his ‘future wife’ 😊

    I really hope it happens before November though because we’re visiting my family then and I want to try on my mom’s dress to see if I can use part of it and that would feel weird before we were engaged, lol.

    Post # 36
    232 posts
    Helper bee

    We started talking about rings/engagement in late November, looked at rings more seriously from December – February, and he bought a ring in early March (I spent a lot of time deciding what ring I wanted, and it took us awhile to find a vendor we liked).

    He told me originally that it would happen by end of March but given his and my work/travel schedules it won’t happen, so it’s been revised to around mid-April. I kind of wish he hadn’t of told me end of March because I got kind of disappointed when it was clear it wouldnt happen and I had told some out of town friends that date so now I feel a bit dumb but whatever.

    However, it really makes it hard for him to surprise me since I can count the number of days he has to propose with LOL but I’d rather this than waiting forever.

    Post # 37
    1561 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I really hoping that my timeline is no longer than 4 months… I’m wanting it to happen before we go to NYC this August.

    Post # 38
    496 posts
    Helper bee

    Dating for 5 years, been officially waiting for almost 3. Not anytime soon, our financials are not set in order after some large recent set backs. It will happen eventually just not this year.

    Post # 39
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    We’ve been together for 3 years and I’ve been waiting for about a year now. He bought the ring earlier this month and talked to my parents already, and told me he was all done planning. I think it’ll be very soon, just don’t know when. 

    Post # 40
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Bf and I have been together since August 2012, living together since Jun 2013. I’ve been antsy for about two years to get engaged. Not sure when it will happen (or if) but bf has a deadline of Feb 19, 2018!

    Post # 41
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Dating for 2 years, and I’ve been waiting since he took me ring shopping in late December.

    I found the ring receipt in his car last week on accident and was sure he was going to propose on our anniversary last weekend. UGH! Now that I know he has the ring waiting is killing me. Hoping he doesn’t make me wait forever.

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