how long did you live with your SO before getting engaged?

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was with my husband for 5 years, living together for 5 years (we moved in together after just a few weeks).  We had actually planned to get engaged about 3 years into our relationship, but this was delayed due to deaths in our families.

Post # 3
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have been with my SO since August of 2012.  We moved in together July of 2013, when he was 27 and I was 25.  So we have been living together almost a year and will be together two years in August.  I expect an August or early September proposal as he said it would “happen by the end of the summer” and we are already contacting vendors regarding a fall 2015 wedding.  Do you and your SO discuss marriage a lot, have you looked at rings, discussed a timeline?  We had all these discussions before we moved in…so I knew his timeline going into it!  Then we looked at rings in February.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  HoneyBee827.
Post # 4
1528 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We were together for 8 years, lived together for 7 of those 8.

Post # 5
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We moved in together pretty quickly, got together in May 2013 when we were 33 (him) and 32 (me) and moved in together in July 2013 and got engaged on Christmas day so five months of living together before we were engaged 🙂 

Post # 6
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

katydaisy:  we started dating in September 2011, moved in together June 2012. Got engaged August 2012 and married August 2013. I am now 23 and DH is 31. 

Post # 7
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We starting living together the day we got engaged pretty much. We dated a year and half before getting engaged, and we had spent the night at each other’s houses the whole time, but we didn’t officially live in the same place until the day we got engaged. I was planning to move in with him without being engaged, so the last day of my moving sale and the day I sold my house, he proposed. We were engaged for 10 months before we got married.

Post # 8
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My fiance and I started dating in November-ish in 2010 and moved in together in September 2011 (little less than a year) We got engaged May 2013.

We would have gotten engaged sooner, but the company he was working for went under. He had the money for a ring, but didn’t think it would be appropriate to ask me to marry him when he didn’t have a job. After working his new job for about 6 months, we got engaged!

Post # 9
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We’ve been together for 6 years – moved in together at the 5 year mark and got engaged seven months later. For us living together was crucial and it helped us say “yes, this is exactly what we want”

ETA: We’ll be getting married right at our 7 year mark, so living together 2 years before marriage

Post # 10
132 posts
Blushing bee

We’ve been together 4 years living together for almost 4 years have 2 children together and he’s a step Dad to my oldest and I’m still waiting for my proposal. Although we have discussed marriage and know what we want. 

Have you both discussed marriage and timeliness to see if your both on the same page?

Post # 12
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We moved in together around age 19. We were engaged at 24.

When we got married, we had been together 8 years at that point.

Post # 13
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

FI and I have been together for 7 years, we have lived together for 6. He proposed after being together for 6 years. We are both 30 now.

Post # 14
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Started dating January 2011

He moved in August 2012

Engaged February 2013

Married October 2013

At time of wedding, i was 32, he was 35.


Post # 14
149 posts
Blushing bee

We began dating exclusively in sept 2012, moved in together June 2013, he proposed December 2013. So we lived together for 6 months before engagement, and will have lived together for over 3 years before our wedding since it is in 2016.  We were both on the same page regarding marriage and timeline when we moved in together. I actually didn’t expect him to propose until later THIS year because I knew we would be waiting until he finished the last part of his schooling in 2016 To marry…… He totally surprised me with the December proposal 🙂 

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