(Closed) Anyone else get engaged early in the relationship?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We met in April, had our first “official” date in July and got engaged in January! So a pretty short time-span!

Although we don’t live together, we’ve only spent a handful of nights apart since. We will FINALLY be moving in together in June. 

By the time we actually get married we would have been together around 2 years though.

Every relationship works on different timelines and, I definitely think it does depend on the couple!

Post # 17
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Worker bee

My sister and her boyfriend have been together six months and he will be proposing to her in May (she doesn’t know – I’ve been secretly helping him design the ring and plan the proposal!) To clairfy, she does know in the sense that they had a frank discussion about marriage occuring in the very near future so she knows he’s proposing soon but does not know the details and exactly when (you could say she’s a waiting bee!). She got a lot of really rude comments at work when people started catching on that she and her boyfriend are very serious in such a short amount of time. I think that did really bother her but she’s trying not to let it cloud her happiness. Does anyone have any advice I can pass on to her regarding rude comments?

maritimebride2016:  How exactly did you deal with the rude comments?

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My husband and I got engaged 3 months after meeting.  We were engaged for a year and a half and we’ve been married for almost two years.  It depends on the people.  If you want the things and you’re both committed, it will work

Post # 19
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Helper bee

My SO & I also met on facebook, I flew to a different state to meet him in person, we got along so well, that I went home for 2 weeks, then I came back to visit again…. However, this time round, I never went back to my hometown, I ended up moving in together after 4 months of dating.
We were together for 1 year before we got engaged, now been together for 3 years, and getting married in October ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I don’t really thing we got engaged that early, it was at a year after our first date, which itself was a few days after we “met” on eharmony. At time we got engaged,we had already moved across country together and been living together for about 6-7 months. But we married 2 1/2 months after that. Over 6 years into our marriage, we both still remark it is one of best decisions we each have made in our lives. It just has always felt very natural and easy being together. I was not fussed about actually being married, but there was a feeling very early on for us both that we were in this for life.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Love these stories ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Moved in together a little less than 2 months in, got engaged 7 months later, getting married 10 months after that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Not engaged yet… but we probably would have been engaged already if finances were different.  He told me back around Christmas that he was emotionally ready but not financially ready – he’s working on saving money and paying off some debt he incurred while unemployed for a few months last year.  We’ve been together 10 months now… we knew pretty quickly that this was headed towards marriage.

We probably won’t get engaged till the end of the year, so won’t be an engagement “early on,” but I love reading these stories to know that some people know so quickly and still together after years… I think my parents got engaged pretty early on (matter of months)but had a longer engagement because they had to wait until my dad graduated from the academy ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We met August 3, 2010, had our first date August 30 (I was out of town in between), and got married July 9, 2011.  

I don’t really know when we got engaged LOL.  We just knew from the first couple weeks that we were getting married!  He acually asked me at the end of October, and I said yes, but we didn’t get the ring until March and that’s when I started planning.

It was fun – we went to the bar where we met to celebrate the one-year anniversary of our meeting, and at that point we’d already been married for almost a month!!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I personally did not experience this but the sweetest love story I have ever known happens to be my parents.

They lived on the same street their entire lives but never met until my mom was 19 and dad was 21. They met and were married in 3 months. 43 years, 2 grown kids, 5 grand children later they are even more in love then the day they married. To this day when my father comes home from work no matter who is there he walks in, walks straight to my mom and kisses her and asks her about her day then he will say hello to anyone there. It is the sweetest thing ever and I have really felt blessed to have grown up seeing that kind of love.  They are why I have always believed soulmate are real. Maybe not everyone gets one in every life but some people are meant to be together. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We got engaged after we had been dating for 11 months. We met at a roller derby after party. After dating for a month or so he told me that he was going to marry me (I said “sure, you’re drunk”- and he was actually drunk). We got married just 16 months after our first date.

Post # 27
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Worker bee

Not me personally, but my SO’s parents got engaged very quickly…

My SO’s father was in the navy. He was stationed in the Philippines, and he saw my SO’s mother in a bar one night. They didn’t talk that night, but they both saw each other and both felt this connection, that it was “love at first sight.” A month went by, and they thought they’d never see each other again. However, my SO’s father was able to return to that same bar, and he saw her again. They talked all night and he asked her to marry him that same night.

My SO’s father sadly passed from cancer in January, but it was so evident how very much in love the two still were after over 30 years of marriage.

I remember, my SO first told me that his parents were engaged after a month. I thought, okay, that makes sense, his father met his mother while stationed overseas so things had to happen fast. But then he tells me the whole story a while later, and I’m like… What! That is not a month of knowing each other, that’s after basically the first night of knowing each other. Haha.

My SO’s parents had a very long, successful, and loving marriage, though, so like my SO’s mother likes to say, “We knew we wanted to be together forever, so why wait?”

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My Fiance and I got engaged last month after only 6 months of dating. But our wedding is not going to be until June of next year so we will be together for a year and a half before we get married. I know it’s soon, but we both knew very early on that we wanted to be with each other forever. 

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Yes, we have only been dating a few months (went on first date in December!)… and just got officially engaged (with the ring!) this past weekend!

We’re both turning 40 this year and we both feel we’re too old to be playing games… if it’s right and we both want the same thing, why wait? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee

Quick engagement was definitely not my story (4 years!), but it was my sister’s.

She met her husband in March of 2012, proposed to him in July, 2012 and they eloped in September 2012.  They went from strangers to married so quickly, they had two leases for the first 4 months of their marriage.

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