Post # 1
Hello I am miss cupcake and I am currently a waiting bee. I have become so frustrated with waiting I have started asking my married friends how long they waited and I have found those who did not live together seemed to wait for shorter periods so now I am doing a study for college on the matter. I had already posted a poll on this subject but for some reason it was not showing of the options you could pick so now I am just asking people post weather they lived together first and how long they dated before the engagement. I need the data for my statistics class so please post.
Post # 3
Maybe you should put up a poll?
Post # 4
We lived together before we got engaged. We were dating just over 2 years when we moved in, and he proposed 2 months after that!
Post # 5
Yes we lived together before getting engaged. A poll would help!
Post # 6
Started dating in Dec ’07
Moved in together June ’09
Proposal Oct ’10 (although he started getting the ring custom made in June ’10 and the whole thing took way longer than expected).
Not to assume too much on the subject, but age and financial stability might be a factor too – but it’s just an idea.
Post # 7
Granted, we were engaged rather quickly, but I can say with confidence that I would’ve been happy waiting much longer for a proposal provided we didn’t share a residence.
Post # 8
We dated for 2.5 years before he proposed, and I probably won’t move in until the wedding, unless I get a kick ass job before then :).
Post # 9
No, I didn’t want to live with him before we got engaged.
Post # 10
We dated for 1.5 years before moving in together; we lived together for almost 2 years before getting engaged.
There was a great article in Time magazine a couple weeks ago about a recent study on marriage. Some of the information included statistics on living together before marriage that might help with your paper.
Post # 11
Yes, we lived together before getting engaged. Dated for 3 yrs before getting engaged,
Started dating – Sept 06′
Moved in together – May 08′
Engaged – Oct 09′
Post # 13
we dated in high school, broke up during college, and got back together when i was in grad school. we had to do one year long distance while he finished in the air force, moved in together, and were engaged a year later. money was definitely a factor for us, though, or it would have been much quicker. good luck! 🙂
Post # 14
Post # 15
started dating – june 2008
moved in together – june/july 2009
engaged – march 2010
Post # 16
Yes, we lived together for 4 months in college, out of necessity when his apartment was determined to be an illegal unit and he was forced out. Then we lived separately for another 3 years, and bought our house together two weeks before we got engaged.
Started dating 10/2004
Moved in together for 4 months of college in 2/2006
Lived separately from 6/2006 – 7/2009
Bought our house in 7/2009, engaged 8/2009