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

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How long did you and your SO date before getting engaged?
    Less than two months : (3 votes)
    1 %
    2-6 months : (13 votes)
    5 %
    6-9 months : (15 votes)
    6 %
    9 months-1 year : (17 votes)
    7 %
    1 year-1.5 years : (35 votes)
    14 %
    1.5-2 years : (26 votes)
    10 %
    2-3 years : (56 votes)
    22 %
    4-6 years : (55 votes)
    21 %
    6 years+ : (39 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 16
    5264 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We dated almost a year before we got engaged! I knew within the first few months he was the man I was going to marry 🙂

    Post # 17
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    3 years for us

    Post # 18
    27 posts
    • Wedding: January 2016

    We had been dating for about 5 years.  We had established that we were both comfortable with the idea of getting married but never discussed it beyond that, I was really surprised when he proposed out of nowhere.  (well, I guess 5 years isn’t really out of nowhere :p)

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  PrinnyMartel.
    Post # 19
    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

    We dated for 15 months before getting engaged. Fiance first contacted me in January 2013 and we started dating the following March. We were engaged in June 2014 and our engagement is going to be 11 months long. The only real waiting period I had was the 1 month it took between ordering the ring online and him actually proposing.

    Post # 20
    9219 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Dated 7 years, had known eachother for 9.

    Post # 21
    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    A little over a year. We got married almost a year after getting engaged.

    Post # 22
    6524 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    doggymom:  8 years, however i never considered myself waiting. We got engaged at the right time. We both had stabke jobs, income and done with school. 

    Post # 23
    4891 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We dated for 3 years, and about 2.5 months when we got engaged.

    The topic had been brought up forever, and was a constant topic with our friends/families. I considered myself waiting once we went ring shopping in early February last year. Before that, I knew I was waiting… but that sort of sealed the deal cos I knew it was coming at some point (and no idea how soon after we looked).

    Post # 24
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I was never waiting. We were dating for just shy of 4 years when he proposed. I was not expecting a proposal at all because I was only 22, though he was 26. Our wedding is this October

    Post # 25
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Dated a little over 7 years,  and we are both 22 so a marriage discussion didn’t really come up until 5 years of dating. Definitely both  wanted to be done with undergrad. But in terms of waiting it wasn’t that long, maybe 4 months. 

    Post # 26
    6016 posts
    Bee Keeper

    doggymom:  We were together about 2 years (maybe a bit longer than that) when we got engaged. But we were engaged for 6 years before we got married.

    Post # 27
    445 posts
    Helper bee

    We dated for 2.5 years before getting engaged this summer and we’ll be marrying in about 2.5 years.

    Post # 28
    211 posts
    Helper bee

    doggymom: He proposed after only 8 months in July 2014. We are getting married July 2015. It was a surprise but we knew early on that we each wanted to marry the other. We moved in together after 2 months together.

    Post # 29
    1671 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    We started dating in February of last year, and made it “offical” in May (though we tell everyone the February date) and he proposed in October 🙂 So 9 months for us. We won’t be getting married until 2016 though, so a little over a year engagement and altogether it’ll be just one month shy of us being together for 2 years when we’re married.

    Post # 30
    729 posts
    Busy bee

    9 years. We were 20ish when we started dating though, so marriage didn’t cross our minds for quite a while. I never understood all this “waiting” stuff.

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