(Closed) How long was yours? (based on age)

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: For relationships after age 25+, how long did you two date before getting engaged?
    Less than 6 months : (9 votes)
    9 %
    6 - 12 months : (24 votes)
    24 %
    12 - 24 months : (22 votes)
    22 %
    24 - 36 months : (18 votes)
    18 %
    36 - 48 months : (16 votes)
    16 %
    48 months or longer : (12 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I wasn’t 25 when we started dating I was actually 24 or about to be and we were dating for 3 years before we got engaged and nearly 4 years before we got married.

    Post # 4
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I was 27, he was 30.  We’ve both been married before, have houses, jobs, and kids.  We dated 3 months before he proposed.  We didn’t have time to date and fool around.  When we knew – we knew and it just happened.  At this point in our lives, we’re not going to spend time messing around and waiting.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have heard people make this argument, that once you’re older, you know more what you want and settle into a relationship more quickly.  I have several friends who have met their partners in their early 30’s and moved in together/got engaged/married within a year or so.  My friends who got married younger seemed to be together for longer periods of time before they took those steps.

    In our case, we started dating in November 2005 (I was 27, he was 30), got engaged in April 2008 (I was 30, he was 32.5) and married in May 2009 (31, 33.5).  I think we’re a little slower than the average couple in general, especially because we knew each other for 9 years before we even started dating!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I think you are onto something here. The business of settling down in one’s life is often a reason (sometimes excuse) for delaying marriage. Neat question!

    Post # 7
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    2342 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m 29 and Fi is 31.  We dated 1 yr and 4 months before the proposal!  We both were in long term relationships before us and just “knew” when we got together!

    Post # 8
    Member
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We were 23 when we started dating, and got engaged 44 almost 45 months later (May 2005-Feb 2009). During that time we lived in 3 different countries!   I’ll be 28 and he’ll be 27 next August when we get married! 

    Post # 9
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    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    we were 34 and 35 when we started dating. We talked online fro three months. Had our first date in Feb. 2008 and got engaged in November 2008. We are getting married in October 2009.

    Post # 10
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    We waited quite a bit before getting married to get to know each other and make sure we were right for each other.  We dated for about three years before he proposed and waited about a year before we got married.  I think it was perfect because nothing felt rushed.  We took our time, which I think was worth it since the divorce rate these days is so high.

    But I didn’t start dating him till I was 27.  I think it was perfect though because I finished school, I was set in my career, and I know what I wanted in life.  I think that if it was years earlier, I think I would have had a different mindset and different goals than I do now.

    Post # 11
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    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I was 27 and he was 31 when we started dating. We met online, emailed and called for about a month then we met in person.  10 months later we were engaged. We just knew!

    Post # 13
    Member
    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We’d been dating Since Oct 2005, engaged June 2008, married Oct 2009 (four year anniversary) Im 29, he’s 39 and 25/35 when we started dating. did LDR for a year.

    Post # 14
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    34 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    why 25 though? honestly i think 25 is still pretty young to get married after a short courtship, but it depends on the relationship. i’m also in my 30’s so 25 seems young to me in retrospect.

    Post # 16
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    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i guess i am the only one for this poll…lol…I was 25 when we first started dating ..he proposed  last xmas eve ..and now i am 31 🙂  and he will b 40 .Course i guess i should point out…that i was married Before ..when i was 22 …lol  

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