When did you start waiting?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: When did you start to feel like you were waiting?
    Less than 6 months : (13 votes)
    11 %
    6 months - 12 months : (23 votes)
    20 %
    Over 12 months - 18 months : (18 votes)
    16 %
    Over 18 months- 24 months : (14 votes)
    12 %
    2 - 3years : (17 votes)
    15 %
    Over 3 years -4 years : (19 votes)
    17 %
    5+ years : (10 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 16
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    3856 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I was never waiting. (Dating at 18, engaged at 24).

    Post # 17
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    527 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I didn’t – we just discussed getting married and that was that lol. I didn’t have a proposal (didn’t want one, sounds cringy) so yeah, there was no real waiting I suppose 😛

    Post # 18
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    21 posts
    Newbee

    I think that after just a couple months of dating we kind of knew we had found the right person. But marriage wasn’t at the forefront of my mind until somewhere between the 1.5 and 2 year mark. Definitely the two year mark. That’s because I moved to be with him after I graduated college so it was very important to me. Well, we’re going on our 4 year mark together so…. 🙁

    Post # 19
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    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2020

    I think I started expecting a proposal to come after about 3 years. It didnt come until we were together about 4 years. I think one year is too little of time to propose because you do not know everything about them yet. I know some people will say otherwise but you dont want to make a snap decision on marriage unless you are really  trying to have kids ASAP because of the biological clock thing.

    Post # 20
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    5167 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2017

    He didn’t give me time to wait 😉 proposed in less than a year.

    Post # 21
    Member
    2756 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

    We started talking about marriage after about 3 months but didn’t start talking timelines and when we’d like to get married until about 12/18 months. We got engaged a year later! 

    Post # 22
    Member
    30 posts
    Newbee

    When I moved in with him I started thinking about it but it wasn’t until I gave birth to our daughter that I’ve really been waiting. There have been multiple discussions over the last two years but nothing yet. Starting to lose hope but a timeline is set, just not sure if he’ll follow through 

    Post # 23
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I started waiting about after a month.  We both knew it was pretty serious and meant to be.  He started seriously talking about marrying me at 4 months and from then on it was just a question of when he would propose but we had serious discussions about marriage and building a future together.  We got engaged at 7.5 months and married at 1 year.

    Post # 24
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    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    We’ve been together for 2 and 1/2 years now and I started waiting around the 1 and 1/2 mark… so I’ve been waiting around a year

    Post # 25
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    1445 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I knew after a month or two that he was it but I didn’t consider myself as “waiting” until we had officially talked marriage, so probably about 12 months into it.

    Post # 26
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    865 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I was interested in getting engaged in early 2014, which was 7 years into our relationship (another high school couple). We have talked about getting married since the start of our relationship, but actual engagement hadn’t come up in the early years. In August 2016 I became hopeful for a winter proposal. Since December 2016 I now consider myself “waiting”. My boyfriend had said that I needed to be back in our home state before we could get engaged, and now I am back, so in my view we should be getting engaged very soon.

    Post # 27
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    112 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m waiting right now. It was our 2 year anniversary a month ago and we went to look at rings for fun, just to start getting ideas. Went to an actualy jewelery store three times and now I have my ring picked out. He just has to order it when he’s ready, which I’m hoping is soon. We go to see his family in Mississippi over 4th of July every year and I’m hoping it’ll happen then, but I don’t think it will. Hopefully for sure before I graduate college in December.

    Post # 28
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    957 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    slomotion :  Yeah, I never felt like I was waiting either although I answered 12+ months in the poll. 

    I was “waiting” 17 months into our relationship when we mutually decided that we wanted to marry each other. And then he proposed a few months later. It was fortunate we were ready for marriage at the same time. 

    Post # 29
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    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

    We’ve been together 2.5 years. Technically, I guess I’ve been waiting for 2 years. But we didn’t actually start seriously thinking about marriage in the foreseeable future until after our families met. So really, been waiting for about 1 year (at the 1.5 year mark).

    We plan on being engaged by the end of the year.

    Post # 30
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    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    becks90 :  I never waited, we knew very early in our relationship. We met at work so we had an advantage of getting to know and like each other before we started dating.

    We were engaged less than 6 months of dating, but I wanted to experience every season as a couple with him and I wanted a Fall wedding. He proposed August 2015 and we got married October 2016. 

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