Hello, all. I've lurked for a little bit since the BF and I started talking marriage talk but figured I would introduce myself (and ask for a little ring-perspective) since the BF gave me a timeline; engaged sometime this year and married early to mid-next year. His family is visiting mine in mid-summer this year (they have to fly half way across the world to do so) and I've flew in January of this year half way across the world to meet his immediate family so I have the "stamp" of approval, if you will. Question for you first...how many of your SOs picked out or will pick out the ring without any guidance from you? When the timeline came up from the BF I asked what he thought he was going to do ring-wise and if he wanted my input other than "no yellow gold" (and if he wanted my input I would need to look around, as I don't really wear jewelry and haven't the slightest idea what would look good on me- I've never worn rings). He thought that it would take the romance and mystery out of it and wanted to do it on his own, which I think is sweet but it makes me a teensy nervous. Anyone else in a similar situation? He also was confused because he thought we would pick out wedding bands together but the engagement ring he would be in charge of and that the "wedding band" is what you wore for life not the engagement ring plus wedding band. I've always known people to wear both, correct? I think he was confused because the engagement ring and wedding band often come in a set to make it look like one big ring.
Screen Name: minskat30
Significant Other's Age: 35
What You Do: Attorney
What SO Does: Software Engineer
State of Relationship: Moving in together this summer.
How Long You've Been Together: A year and a few months
How You Met: Online
Wedding Date (if you're engaged/married): N/A
Real Babies: N/A
Fur Babies: A Great Pyrenees...loveable, big bear who is slightly (well, maybe more than slightly) crazy.
Loves: The BF, the dog, walking, cooking/baking/grilling, cooking blogs (Pioneer Woman, Smitten Kitchen, etc.), white wine and lots of cheese (except Blue Cheese) and exercise classes to burn off all that cooking, wine and cheese.
Hates: A sense of entitlement, a lack of appreciation.
Pet Peeves: Cutting in line, cracking fingers.
Hobbies/Activities: Mostly cooking related or exercise related.
Favorite Thing About Your SO: The way he can make everything seem ok with a look, a hug or a kiss. The fact that he loves my crazy dog. That he pushes me out of my shell and makes me feel safe to say whatever is on my mind.
Least Favorite Thing About Your SO: He can get pretty cranky when he doesn't eat on a regular schedule- and the boy eats A LOT (wish I had his metabolism).
Describe Your Personality: Laid-back, kind and empathetic but hardworking, driven and uber-protective of my loved ones.
Snark Level (1 [low snark] - 10 [high snark]): Maybe 3...I've been told "sarcasm doesn't suit you" by a number of people.
I've Been On TK Since: Just now.
How You Came to Be On TK: Don't know how I stumbled here in the first instance.
How I like my potatoes: Cheesy.Favorite book/author: I love the Harry Potter books.Tell Us Something Interesting About Yourself: I've traveled a lot (the BF and I have been on 6 or so trips in the year+ we've been together so we both love exploring new places even for a weekend) and I used to sing opera (competitively not professionally).