My boyfriend and I have been together for a year. We both knew pretty much right away that we were great together . . . tons in common, love each others' families, etc. We were long distance for the first 10 months (6 hrs away) but he came down about twice a month to see me and we were able to make it work.
When we were still long distance he told me that he had gone to look at rings but got really overwhelmed and wanted my input on it. He also said that he didn't want to get engaged until we were living together and knew that we were compatible in the day to day stuff as well. So two months ago I moved up to be with him. It's been a hard adjustment in some ways; I miss my friends and family and really don't like my new job as much as my old one. But being with him has been amazing and overall I definitely feel like I made the right decision. So anyway a couple of weeks ago he brought up engagement talk again and had me sit down with him and go through a bunch of stuff online to see what kind of rings I would like. We had a lot of fun doing it but I told him that really the ring doesn't matter to me, I did share my opinions with him (I like simpler styles) but it seems like he has stronger opinions about it than me. He is really surprisingly traditional about it, given how non-traditional our relationship has been up to this point.
Anyway I know that he is starting to plan in earnest for an engagement at this point . . . partially because he has been working so much overtime that I barely ever see him anymore.
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