Ever since I can remember, I’ve felt pressure from family, friends, and even the media to get married. However, I’ve never really wanted to get married, and I don’t expect that to change. However; ever since I was a little girl, I’ve fantasized about getting proposed to.
That part hasn’t changed.
I may not want a life partner, but the thought of someone getting down on one knee to ask me for my hand in marriage is something that I aspire to. I don’t care if it’s a lifelong engagement or if the engagement breaks off, but I’d love to be a fiancé someday – just without the whole wedding and lifelong partnership part.
In my past relationships, I’ve definitely hinted to my long term partners about “making our relationship official” or “taking things to the next level”, meaning that I want them to give me a ring with a huge rock to wear while I’m getting groceries or watching TV, but sadly, none of them really took the hint. Hopefully one day I’ll find someone who can give me the engagement of my dreams.
Another reason why I want to get engaged is because I love attention. Not enough to have a huge wedding or anything, but enough to show off my ring to different people and have them gossip about whether they think I’m ready for marriage or not, because I’m definitely not, and everyone knows that!
Getting proposed to once would be amazing, but my ultimate dream is getting proposed to multiple times throughout my life. I’d love to have at least five people ask to marry me. I just figure that it would be great to have a collection of engagement rings to look at, or to even wear them all on one or two hands! I would never have a ceremony where I confessed my love for someone and vice versa, though. Yuck!
Sure, having a significant other to love, support, and rely on for the rest of my life sounds cool, but I’d much rather have an engagement ring that only signifies a little bit more of a commitment than a regular relationship. Plus, I can break the engagement off at any time and demand to keep the ring (I think?)! Sounds like a win-win to me!