Post # 32
we met on match.com in december and engaged in July. im 31 and hes 32. we just knew it for us. and i was at a point in my life where i knew what i wanted and where i wanted to be headed and he was looking for the same thing. so about 7 month to the day that we met we weer engaged. the wedding is next august so we will have been together almost 2 years by the wedding.
Post # 33
- Wedding: October 2014 - local park
We first discussed getting married around day 5 of dating. By that point, we had known each other for about a month. He proposed on our 6th month together, but I think that was more so that our families didn’t freak out. We’ll have been dating a year on Sept. 16 and we’re getting married April 26 ’14. He has a prior marriage with 1 child, I have never been married.
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@CarpefnDiem: You are so lucky. Congratulations!
Post # 36
Met FH in high school, had a long platonic 13 year friendship. We dated 5 months and three weeks before getting engaged.
We wanted the commitment in place around the time I moved half way across the province to live with him. We will marry in 2015 and are both 27.
Post # 37
@Tatertot2003: Fiance and were engaged exactly a year from the first night we spoke on the phone (met on internet dating site). We are also approaching 30 and we know what we want. We’ve dated enough to know that we had something special immediately.
The only thing that sets us apart is that neither of us have been married before. Not that it is a deal breaker either way. What does concern me is that you say you are waiting for his divorce to be finalized. There is a lot of learning and growing to do after ending a marriage and there were probably issues that both of them needed to deal with personally in order to be a better spouse the next time around. I am not saying it is neccessarily too soon but I highly recommend the two of you get extensive premarital counseling before you get married to make sure that you don’t fall into the same potholes from his previous marriage.
Post # 38
I was 21 when I met my husband (he was 23). I was a summer intern at the company he worked! We were both dating other people when we met, but we soon realized who we REALLY wanted to be with. The connection was very clear and obvious to everyone around us. We broke it off with our respective SO’s and began dating right away, even though I had to go back to school to finish one more semester. I moved to his city after graduation and we got engaged six months later!
Post # 39
@Tatertot2003: We have been dating for 8 months and are already unofficially engaged. We will get engaged (with a ring) around the one year mark. He told me three weeks after meeting me that he was going to marry me one day, and that made me very happy. I agree with everyone else that when you know, you know! I am very happy for you, by the way 🙂
Post # 40
we started dating in february 2012 and got engaged on new years eve the same year. Getting married a week from today!
Post # 41
Haven’t read the other posts, and won’t share my story since I’m much younger. However, my parents met in their 30s, got engaged after 6 months, and got married 3 months after that. They’ve now been married for 25 years.
Post # 42
I was married and divorced within 4 months, met my current bf just about 2 months after my separation and instantly felt something different. I knew I was truly happy, it wasnt just routine to say I love you or anything. We talked about marriage within the first couple of weeks of dating (I wasnt able to finalize my divorce until 2 months after we started dating. We’ve been together for about 4.5 months and are still happy and are planning on buying a house in Dec after I am done with school and marriage will be shortly after.
Post # 43
We met at 27 (almost 28 for him). I moved in with him after about 3.5 months (never lived with an SO before). I tried on a ring with him suggesting it in the store 2 months after that. We got engaged unofficially at 10 months (we picked a date, deposit on venue, etc) but waited until our 1 year to announce it (because that’s when we finally picked the ring and it arrived).
We’re getting married on the 2 year anniversary of our first date. We didn’t want to wait.
If we had met younger there is no way it would have happened so fast, guaranteed. Age has a lot to do with it. I have another friend (same age) getting engaged in under a year, though they’d know each other (as friends) for practically a decade.
@BCPDmrs: By The Way Fiance and I met 2 days later than you and yours
Post # 44
Started dating in August ’09 and got engaged in Feb ’10.
It can be done.
I’m not really sure why there is this overreaching idea that you need to have been together for years and years before getting engaged.
Post # 45
@Tatertot2003: My Fiance and I started talking marriage just a few weeks after we met. It sounds crazy, but we just KNEW when we met each other. he said he didnt want to propose until 1 year, just for personal philosophy.
sometimes you just know. 🙂
Post # 46
@MrsM914: not really worried about that-but thanks for your concern! They were married for a couple of years, but barely spoke for the last year of it and they had a bunch of counseling, etc. When she finally moved out they had really beaten a dead horse to get there.
That having been said- I totally know the reason why their marriage didn’t work out. He is the type who likes to do what he wants to do and wants a sig that wants to do it with him. This works out perfectly for us because we love doing the same things…this did not work out for them (and resulted in them never seeing each other/talking) because she hated everything about his life.