How fast from first date to proposal have you seen?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Mr. 99 and met and got married in nine months.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I bet I win!

A friend of mine and FI’s accepted a proposal a week after the first date. They were married last March.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

A friend of mine met his wife in January, they started dating officialy six weeks later, got engaged three weeks after they started dating and got married in august.. so eight months from first meeting to marriage. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Shortest I’ve seen was 6 months from first date to engagement, but the girl was 17 and, quite frankly, really immature. I tried telling her it was too fast, but she didn’t listen. The real problem was not the time, but her maturity level. At the time, we were really good friends. Our friendship and the engagement both ended because she still couldn’t manage to act like an adult. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I knew someone in high school who met a guy, three weeks later they were engaged, less than 6 months later, married. A year later, separated… she’s religious so no divorce, 20 years old and stuck for life with a loser and creep.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Well, me & SO started dating in March, we’re getting engaged in November, and then getting legally married in January (he’s military, so before his deployment). Then when he comes back we’re having the religious ceremony when he comes back, so next December.

My mom & dad got married within 11 months of knowing each other, and they’ve been married 26 years. My grandma and grandpa got married within a month, and they were married 40 years.

“Fast” is really subjective. Whenever you’ve met the right person for you, and you and the other person agree together that it’s the right time in your lives to progress to the next step, then I don’t consider that fast. For me and my SO, we both felt that not only were we extremely compatible, had similar communication styles, similar goals, beliefs, etc., but we will have accomplished major goals we wanted to prior to getting married.

For instance, I wanted to, at minimum, be done with my Bachelor’s degree, get into grad school, and have a job. He wanted to be at a certain rank and financially stable. We both met those requirements for ourselves, and we just happened to meet at the right time. I believe our relationship progressed much faster because of this.

If we hadn’t accomplished our individual goals first, I don’t think we would have progressed the way we did. Of course, it did help that we are absolutely crazy about each other!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I think my SO is going to propose on our one year anniversary of meeting each other, which was also our first date. So it can happen pretty quick. We’re in our mid-thirties and we know ourselves and what we want very well. Sometimes when you know, you know! We’ve been talking marriage since about two weeks after we met 😉

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

started dating in OCT 2011 Engaged March 2012 Married June 2013 (school) for my side that is fast, for his side not so much. His parents met in March and married in November of the same year. Everytime I vent about anything to his mom she kindly reminds me that her wedding went fine and she had no where near the time I have. lol

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My best friend married her ex husband three weeks after she met him.  

Every now and then when she’s bitching about him I still feel the need to bring up that maybe 3 weeks wasn’t quite enough to get to know him. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My parents went from first date to engaged in 11 weeks, and married within 5 months of first date. They celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary the day after Darling Husband and I got married 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

my dad and step mother met, got engaged and got married in 4 months.  they’ve been together for over 30 years.

my dh proposed to me at 3 months.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got engaged after 5 months, but haven’t gotten married yet. One of my friends met and married within 3 months and yeah… not going so well.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My mom and stepfather met and married in 5 months.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My grandparents!  Two months and two days from their first blind date to their wedding day.

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