(Closed) Did you live together before getting engaged?

posted 10 years ago in Proposals
Post # 62
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We lived together first. We dated for 1-1/2 years before getting engaged. And now we are getting married in 5-1/2 weeks! Augh!

Post # 63
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Here’s how it went for us:

Started dating January 2006

Moved in together August 2008

Engaged September 2010

Married July 2011!


So we will be together 5 1/2 years and living together for 3 years by the time we get married.

Post # 64
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No we didn’t, and we still don’t for financial reasons, but we plan on moving in together before we’re married.

Post # 65
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did not live together before getting engaged.  We’re waiting until we are married.  We dated for about 3.5 years before getting engaged.

Post # 66
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We moved in together 2.5 years into our relationship, bought our first house together 1.5 years after that, and got engaged after living in our house for a year.  We’ve been together for almost 5.5 years 🙂

Post # 67
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

No, I didn’t want to live with him before I was married either, but because of circumstances we moved in together(his family moved, he wasn’t working while recovering from a surgery, etc.) It was nice to get used to livingtogether/adjust though.

met Dec 2008

engaged Feb. 2010

moved in May 2010

getting married December 2010

Post # 68
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We dated for 3 years and 4 months before we moved in together. We lived together for 8.5 months before we got engaged.

Post # 69
27 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

no, we dated for 2.5 years before he proposed and we plan on not moving in together until we are married

Post # 70
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Sort of. 🙂 I was living abroad when we started dating, and came to visit him – for 2 months. The first five weeks of that time (all of which I stayed at his apartment) we were dating, then we got engaged.

It was less about ‘moving in together’ and more about there not being anywhere else for me to reasonably stay while visiting, and we wanted the face time together since I had a long break from school. 🙂

Post # 72
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We didn’t have a proposal, but we did live together before we got engaged.

Met – March 2007

Moved in Together – July 2007 (I would not have said yes to a proposal at this time.  There is no way I would get engaged five months into a relationship or without living with someone first)

Moved from NY to CA together – August 2008 (at this point we discussed getting married and agreed we would get married summer 2011, but we didn’t tell other people that was our plan and we didn’t consider ourselves engaged)

In October or November 2009 we decided we would “get engaged” / “start telling people” in December.

Post # 73
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

started dating 2006

moved in together 2007 

engaged 2010

Post # 76
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have been dating for 6 years. We lived together about two years before we got engaged, and a year since. We waited so long to get engaged because of our finances. Fiance had opened a business with a “friend” andd it flopped leaving all debt on Fiance. He then got an AWESOME job (everything happens for a reason) and is still in training but makes a good amount of money. Now we can afford the wedding we want and future kids. I personally think people should live together and get to know the “real” person they think they want to marry. It might reduce divorce rates. I know its a personal and/or religious choice.

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