(Closed) Did you live together before getting engaged?

posted 11 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Maybe you should put up a poll?

Post # 4
4383 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yes we lived together before getting engaged. A poll would help!

Post # 6
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
2393 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010


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
6390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

No, I didn’t want to live with him before we got engaged. 

Post # 10
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 # 12
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011


Post # 13
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 15
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

started dating – june 2008

moved in together – june/july 2009

engaged – march 2010


Post # 16
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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

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