(Closed) You're Engaged! Now everyone around you is rushing to be engaged too…

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 32
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2529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yeah, we did – with FI’s older sister.

We were SUPER concerned about it but didn’t say anything at the time. We were worried she felt like she needed to do these things FIRST and was rushing into it (I mean she was definatley rushing into it with ex-guy at the time)

It wore off after half a year and FI’s sister got her stuff together and is on a better track now, too (not engaged, but really rockin being single! No joke!)

Other than that, everyone we know is doing their own thing at their own pace – whether that means status quo or getting engaged (though Fiance has become the resident expert in engagement rings and proposals, for any of his friends who felt like they also wanted to pop the question hahaha)

Post # 33
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841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@MrsP0801:  After I got engaged my BFF’s boyfriend told me he wanted to propose this winter (he’s now told me it won’t be until probably next winter) and another friend asked her boyfriend to move in with her. Also a few people on my facebook got engaged too right after me but I think it’s more to do with the fact that we’re all finishing university, or have been done for at least a year (my degree was 5 years so I took longer than most people). Funny coincidences though haha.

Post # 34
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2597 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MrsP0801:  Sweetie, I think you need to get over yourself. 

If you’re in your 20’s-30’s, you’re in the prime age range when people get married. If everyone waited for everyone else, we would have one hell of a back-log on our hands.

while I do think some people get caught up in the frenzy and think they should be married too, I think far more people are just living their lives. 

Post # 35
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4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It may be coincidence, but some people get jealous and want to be in the same place too. One of my bridesmaids got pretty engagement-crazy when I got engaged (which was right before she met her current boyfriend) and I think has definitely felt pressure to move her relationship faster. She has done this in prior relationships too. I remember when I told her I was in love with my now-husband, she said she wasn’t sure if she loved her then-boyfriend (not the same one she has now) but then a few days later she called me to say that they just said they loved one another. When my now-husband and I decided where to go on our honeymoon, she and her then-boyfriend-of-7-months-who-wouln’t-say-I-love-you decided to go to a neighboring country just for the heck of it. Right after we got married, she decided to move in with him even though she told me she wasn’t sure if she should. It’s sad, but she definitely seems like she feels pressure and is trying to make her relationship move quickly. 

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