(Closed) Waiting Bees: When did you expect your SO to propose?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: When did you expect your SO to propose?
    After less then one year of dating : (14 votes)
    7 %
    Between 1-2 years : (69 votes)
    33 %
    Between 2-3 years : (38 votes)
    18 %
    Between 3-4 years : (32 votes)
    15 %
    Between 4-5 years : (16 votes)
    8 %
    Between 5-6 years : (13 votes)
    6 %
    After 6+ years : (17 votes)
    8 %
    Never : (8 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I was ready just before our one year anniversary, but it took until just before our 2 year anniversary for him to be ready enough to seriously discuss it, and then he went and bought the ring, and now we’re about 2 months from our 3 year anniversary and I’m getting impatient lol

    Post # 5
    Member
    206 posts
    Helper bee

    I expected it just after our third anniversary and we’re just past our fifth now. He wanted to propose then, which is why I expected it, but life got in the way and in a way we’re both waiting now.

    Post # 6
    Member
    597 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Never should be an option. 

    I was ready after a year and a half, actually if he had proposed after 7 months I would have been ready! 

    Post # 7
    Member
    154 posts
    Blushing bee

    I thought towards the end of last year because that  would make us together for over 4 years and lived together 1 year.

    I think its gunna be another 6 years + before we get engaged 🙁 he just isnt very interested yet :/

    secretly hopeing he will propse on my 21st in december…. but we will see!

    Post # 8
    Member
    15 posts
    Newbee

    We’ve been together almost 5 years and regardless as to what he says, I’m convinced it’ll never happen. Originally I thought around the 3 year mark, but at this stage I’ll settle for before I’m 40 haha.

    Post # 9
    Member
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    After our 7th year of dating, I started thinking more seriously about getting engaged, so I picked 6+, although that was just because I started thinking it *could* happen, not that I was “expecting” it. However, we’ve just passed the 8 year mark and even though a proposal would be nice right now, it just still doesn’t seem like the right time.

    Post # 10
    Member
    162 posts
    Blushing bee

    I was ready once we reached our first anniversary. I genuinely thought this was such a great relationship, and everything was perfect and wonderful, so he must be able to see that too and would propose fairly quickly. I think I expected it partly because my sister met the perfect guy and they were so much in love that he proposed on their first anniversary. I thought me and my SO were just as much in love as they were, so he’d also propose after about a year.

    Christmas, birthday and Valentines Day came and went, and still no ring. I started to get impatient at about 1.5 years, and I couldn’t help thinking “Laura’s fiance proposed on their first anniversary, and we’re just as much in love as they are, so why hasn’t he proposed to me yet?” By our second anniversary I was starting to feel resentful and questioning whether I even wanted to marry him when he obviously wasn’t head over heels in love with me.

    We’re past our second anniversary and heading towards our third, and I’m questioning more than ever whether I even want to marry him. He obviously isn’t madly in love with me and feeling like he can’t live without me, or he would have proposed already. We’re past the point where I’d be excited and pleased about an unexpected romantic proposal, and have reached the point where I’d feel like it’s about goddamn time and wonder if he only proposed because I kept nagging him, or because we’re in an established relationship and breaking up would be too much hassle.

    Post # 12
    Member
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    @Sweetheartchic:  We live together and are currently traveling together, I guess in all the excitement of everything we’ve been doing, putting a ring on my finger doesn’t seem like a priority (or necessity) right now. But I get how it might be for those who aren’t comfortable with our lifestyle and would like to get married before living together etc, I have a lot of friends who married sooner for this reason.

    Post # 14
    Member
    384 posts
    Helper bee

    i was ready at 1 year knew it was going to be more like 2 years… still waiting at 4 years lol

    Post # 15
    Member
    9 posts
    Newbee

    I was ready after 2.  We’re approaching our 7th year. Was convinced that it would have been this past weekend (because of past convo’s). Nothing. Looks like we might be skipping the proposal/e-ring all together. I’ve been waiting long enough: I just want it all to be over at this point. Just want to be married already so we can start thinking of starting a family.

    Post # 16
    Member
    901 posts
    Busy bee

    We’ve been talking marriage since about 2 months in, maybe less. We picked out a ring a few months ago. I expect he’ll propose by the year mark.

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