Hi ladies! I'm F (don't want to give my real name out over the internet just yet), and my BF is R. We've been together almost four years in August, and seriously started taking about getting engaged. We're both still in school, so a wedding wouldn't happen until we're both graduated and settled with jobs. We will most likely get engaged sometime next year, but that's just me speculating. We've looked at rings, he knows what I like, and I know he's spoken to the jeweler about a ring I absolutely love.
So I'm technically "waiting for the ring," but I'm also just enjoying our great relationship. "Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think."
Welcome! Let me be the first to move down one seat on the bench to make room for you! My BF and I have just started talking too. It's exciting and nervewracking at the same time! Sounds like you both are going about it the smart way - it's good to plan ahead.
Welcome to the boards Fifi. And welcome to the waiting game. I too am expecting a proposal over the next year. My bf and I have been talking about a proposal within a year or so and the wedding the following year. We're talking Sepember 2012.
Try not to go crazy waiting. It's tough. By the time my bf proposes we'll have most of our ideas worked out.