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

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: When did you expect your SO to propose?

    After less then one year of dating

    Between 1-2 years

    Between 2-3 years

    Between 3-4 years

    Between 4-5 years

    Between 5-6 years

    After 6+ years

    Never

  • Post # 47
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Well, my SO and I got engaged very young (~20 years old) after about 4 months of dating. After a huge fight a year later, we just kind of ended the engagement part, and tried to forget that it ever happened. While I was hurt, I was just not ready to be engaged, and I didn’t truly know whether or not that was a committment I wanted to be, and I didn’t fully understand what marriage really was.

    By the time that I was 23 and 24, after 3 or 4 years together, I had a better idea of who I was, what a marriage meant, etc., and I definitely wanted a proposal. I’m 25 now, and we’re getting a ring soon. I should be engaged in under 6 months, and I’m super ready, but I was just as ready a year or so ago!

    Post # 49
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    Sugar bee

    Actually, I’m here because I know roughly when he’s going to propose and am very patiently waiting for it to happen. He’s doing it sometime in late summer/early fall this year – under a year of dating, but we’ve known since a month into our relationship that we wanted to marry each other.

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

    I voted for “2-3 years” but we havn’t actually hit two years yet XD I started daydreaming about 1 and a bit years in, knowing that there was no hope yet. Guess the real waiting will begin next friday ^^ We had a brief chat in Janary which I felt good about and I’ve told myself not to bring up the subject again seriously till our third anni.

    Post # 51
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think he’ll do it in May, because our 6 year anniversary is in June and I’m almost positive he wants to be engaged before then. He suddenly said he wanted to take a trip together in May and I just thought to myself “Hunny, you are soooo bad at hiding this engagement stuff.”

    Post # 52
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    @BabyCarat:  our 6 year is in june too! I’m hoping it’ll be then 🙂

    I’d say I have been expecting it since our 5th anniversary, even though last year he told me it wasn’t happening then. He’s been more on board with it since. he says now he has a “deadline to propose” in his head. That makes me happy 🙂

    We’ve been together since we were 20, so that’s why I wasn’t expecting it sooner. Emotionally, I would have been ready after 3 years, but we both felt that was too young. We knew we’d get married eventually though

    Post # 53
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    Helper bee

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    @BabyCarat:  BEST OF LUCK TO YOU LADIES!!!! I too, am waiting and believe it will happen in June. But its throwing me off since I have a feeling he already has the ring. lol 

    Post # 54
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @GirlWithTheGlassSlippers:  Thanks:D! Good luck to you too! Oh man, I’d be going crazy if I thought my BF had the ring already, lol.

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee

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    @BabyCarat:  LOL you never know! Have you already started planning or looking around just in case?

    Post # 56
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @GirlWithTheGlassSlippers:  We’ve actually been planning for about 4 years, haha! I know it’s unconventional, but venues and vendors book up 2 years in advance where we live, so we knew we needed to have an idea of what we want or we’d never be able to book it in time once we get engaged:)

    Post # 57
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    Bumble bee

    I started getting the marriage itch at about 6 years – but we met when we were 15/16 so it’s different. I am not ready for marriage before we both finish our bachelor’s degrees at least, so anytime starting this summer is a GOOD time for an engagement for me! 

    Post # 58
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    Bumble bee

    My SO and I moved in together after 5 months of dating.  About 4 months after that he told me  (all on his own) that he was going to propose once we’d been living together for a full year.  So while I would probably have been content waiting longer, he created that expectation by making (what I perceived as) a promise and then not fulfilling it.

    we’re eight days from our 2-year anniversary, and I have absolutely no reason to believe he’s any closer to proposing now than he was 5 months ago.

    Post # 59
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    Helper bee

    I was ready after 2 years. However, we were both in school still so I knew that was a little unfeasible. This New Years was 3 years together.  I graduated this past December, and I am SO READY now. He won’t graduate until next December though. We are already planning for a next March wedding, so he knows he has to propose sometime before then. Haha. 

     

     

     

    Post # 60
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I was ready after 2 years.  We’re at 3.5 now and I expect it to come within the next couple months Laughing

    Post # 61
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i would say around year 5. i swear that year, three of our friends got married and i started to feel like we were next. i always wanted to wait cuz when we met i was 19 and i just felt sooo young. i dont believe in divorce so waiting wasnt a big deal. also i always figured the longer i waited the more dreamy my wedding would be lol i wanted him to be sure and for me to be sure. his brother got married three times that year too. to the same woman. my Fiance said he had wanted to wait till all of their weddings were over. lol. he finally proposed a little after year 6 and now we are getting married at year 7. even then i wouldnt have minded waiting to get married at year 8. i also thought he would do it on valentines day. but he waited till a week after. so it ended up actually being a surprise.

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