(Closed) Are you the first of your friends to get engaged/married?

posted 8 years ago in 20 Something
  • poll: Are you the first of your friends to get engaged/married

    First to get engaged,and first/will be first to get married.

    First to get engaged, but not first/will not be first to get married.

    Not the first to get engaged, but first/will be first to get married.

    Not the first to get engaged, and not the first/will not be first to get married.

  • Post # 166
    2668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I was 25 when we got engaged and Fiance was 24; I will be 26 when we get married later this year and my Fiance will be 25. Everyone was happy and excited for us, but I don’t think it was entirely unexpected – we’ve been together 8 and a half years now, living together for 2.

    We were the third couple in our group of friends to get engaged and will be the fourth to get married. The first of my friends was only 20 when she got married; they already had a child together and had another one shortly after, and they’ve sort of fallen off the face of the earth since then (I haven’t seen her in at least 3 years) so we aren’t really friends anymore. The second of my friends got engaged 2 years ago and only got married a few weeks ago. The third of my friends got engaged exactly a week after I did and will get married in July over in Scotland with only immediate family present. Another couple got engaged in early January but they have no plans for a wedding in the next few years, as they plan to travel for 12 months next year and are saving for that.

    Post # 167
    1 posts
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I was 21 when we got engaged and I will be 23 when we get married. FH was 20 when he proposed and will be 22 when we get married. We are not the first to get married or enagaged in our friend group. So, for us there is no awkwardness between friends as they where wondering what was taking so long :p 

    Post # 168
    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’m the first to be engaged of my friend circle—I am 24 and my fiance is 26. Most of my friends/bridesmaids are single or just started relationships, so I don’t think it’s on the horizon yet. In contrast, all of my fiance’s groomsmen are married and some have kids. We’re having a relatively short engagement (got engaged in January and are planning our wedding for September) but no one seems that surprised—we’ve been together for 3+ years so family members had already asked us questions about getting married. 

    Post # 169
    697 posts
    Busy bee

    Unless one of my friends gets married on a drunken night in vegas, I will more than likely be the first to get married since I’m already technically engaged (waiting on a ring kind of a long story just check out some of my threads lol but it works for us) and all my friends are still single! Idk my OH and I just believe if you find something you like and it works and it just feels unexplainably right, stick with it. It seems to me alot of my friends either haven’t found that or have and now regret that they lost it.

    Post # 170
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    As far as close friends go, none of mine or my fiance’s friends are married or engaged. We will be the first. I have a friend from high school who is married and another high school friend who got engaged a few months ago (and will be married after me), but I’m not particularly close to either of them anymore. When my fiance proposed, I was 22 and he was 20. By the time we are married, in less than four months, I will be 24 and he will be 22.

    Post # 171
    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    In our combined social circles, we’re the third couple to get engaged and will be the third to get married, barring any suprises. We were both 27 when we got engaged and will both be 28 for the wedding. A lot of our close friends are in long-term relationships, and I do expect quite a few engagements & weddings in the next year, definitely two.

    Post # 172
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Yes…I had my son at 17, so it’s not the most surprising thing that’s happened to me young.

    However, finally ending that relationship, and growing up, and meeting the man I will spend the rest of my life with (and who will officially be a step-father to my son),now at 23 I am also the first to be engaged and get married. My fiance is 25.

    I don’t see it happening for a lot of my friends until they are 28 or 29. I’ve seen quite a few engaged couples on my facebook feed around the 23-25 range, but I am definitely the first of many of my friends. My fiance’s friends who are closer to 30 are all unmarried, but that could just be because we live in Los Angeles, haha. 

    Post # 173
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I’m 21 and I am the first of my close friends that got engaged and will be the first to get married (I’ll be 22 when we tie the knot). Although a few people that I know, from high school, are now married, and even more have a child or multiple children! 

    Post # 174
    3297 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m 30 and the first in my group to get engaged and married… it has given a few of my bridesmaids full on wedding fever! They takk about their hypothetical weddings when they don’t even have a boyfriend lol, it’s a bit overwhelming for me when I’m currently planning!! I bet I’ll be heavily pregnant when the next wedding in my friend group comes around, argh!

    Post # 175
    780 posts
    Busy bee

    23 when I got engaged, 24 when I walk down the aisle in October! I am the first of my friends to get married and engaged! 

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