(Closed) How long did you date before getting engaged?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How long did you and your SO date before getting engaged?

    Less than two months

    2-6 months

    6-9 months

    9 months-1 year

    1 year-1.5 years

    1.5-2 years

    2-3 years

    4-6 years

    6 years+

  • Post # 2
    116 posts
    Blushing bee

    Dated 3 years but we were on the same page about getting engaged so I was waiting only about a month and a half.

    Post # 3
    8572 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We had been dating for a little over 3 years when we got engaged, we were together a few months short of 5 years at the time of marriage.

    But, we also knew each other for about 3 years prior to dating as well.

    Post # 4
    9076 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    7 months. We were married the next month.

    Post # 5
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    We’ve been together for almost 4 years now but we were never shy about discussing the future. We were on the same page and found that it was just time to get engaged. I never felt like I was waiting because we were always talking about it.

    Post # 6
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    He proposed after 14 months together. But then we had a 27 month long engagement so we were together for 3 1/2 years before we got married. 

    Post # 7
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015


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    doggymom:  We were together a litter longer than a year and a half. We had also been living together for a year at that time. Fiance wants kids before he’s 30…. told him I needed a new last name first.

    Post # 8
    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

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    doggymom:  Dated just about 4 years (3 years, 10 months to be exact). We started talking about getting married about a year and a half before he proposed, but I was still in school and he had just graduated so I knew it wouldn’t happen until closer to my graduation. I guess I was technically “waiting” for a proposal for about 9 months. Our engagment will be almost exactly 2 years long, so we’ll have been together just about 6 years by the time we’re married…I wish it were shorter, but I think we’re making a smart decision by taking our time with spending and planning!

    Post # 9
    1281 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

    8 years. 9 months. 10 days. We started dating when i was 16, he was 17, so it was worth us having the time to mature and see where our paths were going before totally comitting to spend the rest of our lives together. luckily, over all this time (we’ve been together 10 years now, getting married in march) we’ve only grown together and not apart 🙂

    Post # 10
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    He proposed after 5 years and a half and we will be getting married a month and a half after our 6th year ;]

    Post # 11
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Dated for 4.5 years before getting engaged, had an 18 month engagement. We were 3 months shy of being together for 6 years by the time we were officially married.

    I had hopes of being engaged around the 4 year mark, so I waited about 5-6 months.

    Post # 12
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    He proposed a week after our 5 year anniversary and we will be getting married 5 months after our 6 year.

    Post # 13
    1239 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    We dated for 4+ years before he popped the question, but I was never really “waiting,” just happily dating.

    Post # 14
    5151 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    doggymom:  We dated for just over a year. We met in January, were a couple by March, and were engaged by the following April. We were engaged for about 15 months before the wedding and will have been together for three years in a couple weeks! 

    Post # 15
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

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    doggymom:  He proposed a week shy of a year. On our wedding date we will have been together for 2 years and a month. I was never ‘waiting’. We were just together, being happy.

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