Post # 1
I was just responding to another bee, when the point came up that at 24 (and in a serious, long term relationship), I was convinced I was never NEVER getting married. And here I am at 27 (26 when engaged) and am so happy with my current partner and fiance, and know I found my soulmate.
Anyone else have a similiar experience? I’ve read many wonderful bees who were “anxiously” waiting to engaged, and love hearing their stories that build up to proposal. I just wonder if anyone is from the other end, an engagement after less time of dating than others. I’m thinking since maybe I *reconnected* with my fiance at an “older” age, that maybe we had both “grown up” a bit, and now knew what we wanted.
What about you bees? Would love to hear your stories leading up to the engagement! Was it a month, year, 10 years, etc.?!
*Personal note*: Fiance and I met in a college history class and become “distant” friends. I was dating someone else, he stated dating someone else (I was still dating mentioned guy), and eventually we graduated and reconnected a couple years later. Cute part, he (and his roommates!) admitted now, years later, that he was head over heels for me from day one…even told a roomie the second week of class that he “didn’t care who he married, as long as she was like Miss Mouse, he’d be happy.” Still melts my heart. 🙂
Post # 3
We dated for 3 years before becoming engaged, we lived together for a year of that time. I did have about 6 months where I was anxious to get engaged. We’re married now and have been together 4 years. We are both 25.
Post # 4
We were together for just about 3 years when he proposed. We lived together for most of that time.
Post # 5
2 years and had lived together for almost 1. I was getting anxious because I always told myself I wouldn’t live with someone before the ring…and I did anyway. Made me scared he wouldn’t do it!
Post # 6
When Fiance proposed we had been together a year and 7 months. We had lived together for a year and 4 months… yeah, we kind of moved really fast haha.
Post # 7
We were together for three and a half years when he proposed and we had been living together for a year and a bit (: We’ve been dating since we were 17!
Post # 8
I’m one of the ones who thought it’d never happen. I’m on the last of my circle to get married (and most got married when they were between 18-20 and now we’re 26/27!). Plus, my Fiance had “requirements” before getting engaged, like finishing school, but since our degrees took longer than expected, I was getting antsy (we’re graduating on May 4th), along with other things that are too long-winded and I guess he realized it’s not or never. And I admit breaking down each and every time a friend of mine got engaged or married. Plus, I was the only cousin on both sides to not be married and/or with kids and I was always reminded of this. When people who ask when we were getting married, I felt so defeated and directed them to my Fiance.
I swear, I wasn’t bitter or upset. I’m so happy with him. But this subject got to me, since I thought I’d be married by now.
Anyway, we met in November of 2006 in college and began dating in March of 2007. We were friends first and that’s the way to go, in my book! We moved in together in April of 2009 (sadly, out of necessity, since my family home went into foreclosure) and we got engaged on our five-year anniversary! He’s 25 and I’m 26; we’re 16 months a part (my family jokes I’m a cougar).
Post # 9
We were together for more than 5 years when he proposed. We had lived together since about the 3 month mark.
I was itching to get engaged at around 4 years in when my friends started getting married (side note: they had dated their guys for considerably less time than we were together so I wasn’t taking it well). Ultimately, I’m happy we waited. We married at 25 which I happen to think is the perfect age. We’ll be celebrating 7 years of togetherness in May. 🙂
Post # 10
It was 6 years and 7.5 months (but who was counting? ;-P) when Mr.ND proposed. Buuuut, that was when we were 22, we’d been dating since we were 15/16. We met when we were young at the summer place both our families stayed at, dated long distance through HS years, a shorter distance for college, and then had a nearly 2 yr LDR engagement while I wrapped up law school. So we actually got married after 8.5 years, at the age of 24 🙂
Post # 11
umm… We decided to get married after a matter of months. official engagement is pending (Ring issues) but we’re both planning in earnest. It is fast, but we just knew this was it.
Post # 12
He was quick! We were together for 8 months when he proposed.
Post # 13
I’ve been with my boyfriend since we were 15. We started hanging out back in the fall of 2002, but then started “officially dating” in April of 2003 (as official as you can get at 15 I guess hehe). We’re finally looking at rings, so it seems the official engagement will happen sometime between the 9.5-10 year mark, but I’m def getting anxious!! haha
Post # 14
We were together for 7 months when he popped the question 🙂 We are perfect together and I think we both just knew this is it!
Post # 15
We were together 2 years and living together for 1 before he propsed.
Post # 16
We got engaged on our 6 year anniversary! We met when I was 20 and in school. He was 25 and in law school. We were broke students and were in no place to get married. We have lived together for 5 of those years. We’ll be together 7 years by the time our wedding rolls around!
I always knew he was the one for me. I knew it would happen, but I had to wait for the right time. The wait was MORE than worth it!