(Closed) How fast from first date to proposal have you seen?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I now someone who got engaged and married within two months. Not even a month later they had an anulment. My personal opinion is that if you are still young (less then 30) then you should give it at least a year. But that’s just my opinion.

Post # 18
4045 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

An old friend of mine met his wife in the beginning of last March, were engaged after three weeks, and were married by June, I believe.

So, met to married in three months. I can’t even imagine!

Annnnnd… I think they were both 21, or around that young age.


Post # 19
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My parents met in April, were engaged in August, and were married in November, so about seven months.  It worked for them, they will be celebrating 36 years together next month!

Post # 20
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I met my Fiance online in February 2012 and he proposed in March 2012. I had to talk him into September 2013 because of the number of guest he wants to attend. He wanted to get married October 2012 but I explained in order  to have a grand event we need time to plan.  

Post # 21
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I know someone who got engaged after dating for 4 months.  They got married around their one year anniversary of dating.  they have been married 2.5 years now and are really happy

Post # 22
346 posts
Helper bee

i was engaged to my childrens father within 4 month and with him for 11 yrs. I was 19 tho. married by 20. it didnt work cause he was not the sweet affectionate romantic guy I has always needed. it was just a stale life.

i have dated several guys that i went really slow with for yrs so I am not a jumpy type girl normally.  my Fiance and I have known each other for a couple yrs (met online) and have always just hit it off. when we finally met, that was it. we just clicked. we got engaged 7 weeks after our first date. our wedding will be about 10 months into and knowing each other for just shy of 3 yrs.

I know of several people who dated a short time and engaged and they have been together 8 yrs and over 10.

Post # 23
1841 posts
Buzzing bee

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@gangqinjia:  Do we have the same friend?! 

We have friends who moved in together after 3 days and got MARRIED on day 8 of knowing each other… saddly they split a little while ago (but after 7 years) 

this world is full of all sorts of crazt time lines what are not our own. time is really fairly arbetrary anyways I guess. 

Post # 24
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my cousin married a woman he met within a month of the first date. they’ve been happily together for a couple years now and have a child

Post # 25
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

a friend of mine met her husband in May 2011, engaged in august, Married by mid October 2011. so from first meeting to married in less than 6 months. 

I got engaged after knowing my Fiance for a year and will be getting married after knowing him 19 month and living with him for 1 year.

Post # 26
2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

A friend of mine met her (now) husband on December 26th, and they were engaged by February 12th, I believe it was. Of course, she had found out she was pregnant in January, so I’m not sure if that was a factor, or not..
They moved in together by June, and got married the following July.

Post # 27
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

A good friend of mine got married at 17, 6 months to the day after meeting her man.

Friday was their 27th wedding anniversary and her DH organised a surprise BBQ and a HUGE bunch of flowers for her. They’re adorable!

My parents met a week after my dad arrived in the country, and married 13 months later.

Post # 28
890 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

3 weeks. The engagment lasted MAYBE a couple of months.

Post # 29
3195 posts
Sugar bee

I think about four months, sometimes I worry about that, but it is their choice!

Post # 30
3586 posts
Sugar bee

2 months

Post # 31
40 posts

I agree with everything Torrid stated, above. It depends on the situation. My family has a very strong belief in “When you know, you know”. If you both know that you’ve found “the one”, then it’s only natural to move up to the next step and get engaged and married. However, you must have completed prior goals in your life and allowed yourself to mature fully and truly know what you want in life. It used to be that people matured faster, hence getting married earlier. But these days because of the bigger emphasis on education and careers, and the effects of the media, it can take longer for someone to reach that point. I think I read somewhere that the average age a person is well matured and knows what they want is 25. That would explain why the young adults who get married at 19 have a hard time in the future. Their goals and wants change dramatically. Heck, I know my goals have taken a 360 since I was 19!

I’ve been dating my SO for one year, and we’re getting engaged soon (We are in our mid/late 20s). I knew he was the one at 7 months in. But we are mentally there in our lives right now. There aren’t really other distractions and special goals we need to complete. We were able to fully get to know each other and familes, and experience a lot of differnet things over a short period because we had the time and emotional strength to. The goals we have now, we decided we want to complete together. 🙂 We plan to marry in 2014 only because we want to be financially ready, have time to plan, and have a home by then. If all was perfect in the world, we’d get married the day after we get engaged!


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