No, not thesis. The other kind.
While we were wasting time in graduate school, many of our friends did the fashionable thing at the time and moved out to the SF bay area to join start-ups and become multi-millionaires. Not only did several of them succeed, those who did also managed to not lose all their money afterward. Maybe that crappy economics class we took in high school where all the teacher did was show personal finance videos was worth something.
Anyhow, one of our nice-guy friends in this situation just did an elaborate marriage proposal. She said yes. Yay! Nice guys do finish first.
Both of us sort of just had/have benchmarks for when to get married. When we’re together living in the same city, have graduated from X, Y, or Z etc. Once the benchmarks were/are met, wedding plans began/will begin. Not quite so romantic. Personally I don’t like surprises.
I did get a custom-made ring. DH made one out of wood. He planned a romantic elaborate proposal 6 months after we decided to get married (6 months before the wedding), complete with a cartoon representation of our life together, but he was thwarted by all of the restaurants in town being closed between Christmas and New Years. He did get down on his knee in the sleet and slush in front of the last closed nice restaurant. Very effective. I cried. When we got back in the car, he asked uncertainly if that was a yes. I also cried a lot at our wedding. I think that’s what I do when I’m so happy I can’t think.
Did you have a formal wedding proposal? What was it like? If you haven’t had one yet and want to get married someday, what kind is your dream proposal? Do you want it to be a surprise? Will you do the proposing?