Post # 1
I was just curious! Was anyone else with their SO less than a year when you got engaged? And how did your families react?
I was with my SO for almost 11 months when he shockingly proposed to me. It was awesome! Our families were so excited!!! But before we told them I didn’t know what to expect!!
Please tell your side!!
Post # 3
Yes we were together for less than a year – about 9 months – and some of my younger single friends were kind of snarky about that fact. Everyone else could see how in love we are and different with each other than we’d ever been with anyone else though. I kind of knew it was coming because we had talked about rings, and talked about marriage pretty early on. Hey, when it’s right it’s right!
Post # 4
We were only together about 9 months when he proposed. We knew from the beginning that we were meant to be together. When we get married we will have been together less than 2 years.
Post # 5
My Fiance and I were together for 8 months when he proposed. We had been talking about marriage and our future together from almost the very beginning, though. The first night we met, he told my Maid/Matron of Honor that he knew he was going to marry me and soon after I felt the same way. I met with a little bit of judgment because of it, but everyone whose opinion actually matters to me was 110% supportive. Both sides of the family were so happy for us and my best friends knew it was right as well. I’m in the “when it’s right, it’s right” camp. Both of us have been in enough bad relationships or relationships that have no future and we knew that this time everything felt different.
Post # 6
My Fiance proposed on our 1 year anniversary! We’re in our late 20s and have been in the dating scene long enough to know when something great happens – we were talking as if we were going to get married after about four months! Early on in our relationship I was telling him about a girl I know who got engaged after five months and mentioned that I thought it was crazy – how could someone get engaged after less than a year? Now I know that of course people can – when they know, they know! – but apparently he took that to heart and proposed at the exact one year mark! I think only you can know when you’re ready. Some people do jump into things, but if you truly know and love the person why set time restrictions?
Post # 7
Yep! We’d been together less than a month when we decided to get married. We’re now coming up on 7 months and I’m expecting a proposal any day. 🙂
Post # 8
Aww I love these stories!! I was so happy our family was happy for us and all our friends! We knew from the get go!I remember calling my mom after about a month telling her this was the man i was going to marry!! 🙂
Post # 9
I am with daydreamwanderer. I was with my Fiance less than a month when we decided to get married. About 7 months later, we got engaged! 🙂 We are coming up on our 1 year dating anniversary & I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂
Post # 10
Fi proposed after (if we’re being generous) a month of dating. Our families were a bit alarmed, but they mostly got over it once they realized I wasn’t knocked up.
Mr. T&T is just very decisive.
Post # 11
He proposed on our 8 month anniversary. We were supposed to get married on our 1 year aniiversary, but had to cancel due to immigration issues. Other people’s perspective on our relationship has changed since the postponing and hassle we’ve been going through. We’ve been living in two different countries for almost 8 months now. Most people were supportive (the most important ones) but I incountered a lot of jealousy from girlfriends who were with their boyfriend for many years.
Post # 12
Fiance proposed on the weekend before our 6 month anniversary.
Five years prior we’d dated for a few months. We broke up, but ended up staying in contact via email. We’d both always had a desire to try again, and there was a strong connection. When he and I were both single, we got back together.
My family had never met him, and I was nervous about his family thinking poorly of me for breaking up with him so long ago. But everyone was delighted. His family was so happy because Fiance had been miserable with his ex for a long time and he was finally happy again – smiling, talking a lot more, and doing things. My parents were a little surprised, but were very happy. Fiance didn’t ask my dad’s premission, partly because I felt like it was my decision to marry FI and partly because I knew that Fiance is so shy it would take months for him to work up the courage to ask my dad.
We had a longer engagement (1.5 yrs) to offset the shorter dating period.
Post # 13
We were together 11 months when he proposed. We were only together 2 months when we moved in together! Our families were very excited when we got engaged. THey see how perfectly matched we are for eachother. We have, however, had some friends (who don’t get to spend a lot of time with us) who have said it’s too early and questioned whether or not we were “ready” to get married. But, as long as WE know it’s right, that’s all that matters!
Post # 14
We had been dating about eight months when he proposed. I’m pretty young, so my parents didn’t take it very well at first. But the long engagement has helped, and given everyone time to warm up the the idea. My older brother actually got engaged and married while i’ve been engaged! I don’t mind, though. It seems like the right order to me 😉
Post # 15
I think that when you know and are in the right place, then you know 🙂 We started talking about marriage and planning when we would get married after dating for about 3 months and started to pick out rings after about 9 months, but the ring didn’t come in until we had been together a year and 2 months 🙂 It felt like FOREVER, but looking back, it was perfect timing.
Post # 16
3.5 months and we wanted to get married a couple of weeks into it!
We’ve been engaged for over 2 years now, and people are all on board now.
We get married in June!