(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 # 31
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    7 years. We started dating in college. Didn’t think about marriage till after starting our careers and saved up a bit.

    Post # 32
    4 posts
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We dated 4 and a half years before he proposed. About 6 or so months in we discussed what we wanted for our life (marriage, children, careers, etc) and that we wanted it to be together. I don’t feel like I was waiting for him to propose. I think a lot of people around me were and thought I was in denial. We never discussed engagement, or went ring shopping and I never brought it up or hinted at it. Truth is I just love being with him and we have made a wonderful life. I knew we were committed to eachother no matter what. He is very logical/pragmatic and it had to make sense for him to do it. The last thing I would want is to pressure him into it. I graduated undergrad in 2012 and he followed a year later. He proposed about 9 months after he graduated since he got settled in his career and our roommate moved so it was just the 2 of us. 

    Post # 33
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    8 years and 10 months…we’re getting married 2 months after our 10th anniversary

    Post # 34
    768 posts
    Busy bee

    We moved in together after 4 months and got engaged 1 year later. So basically 1 year and 4 months for us and we’ll be together almost 2 and 1/2 years by the time we get married

    Post # 35
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    When my guy and I met, neither of us wanted anything remotely looking like a commitment and we both had our guard up when it came to our hearts. We were both in our 40s. I’d been married (badly, I picked cheaters x2) and he was cheated on as well from his previous girlfriend. We took our time, and focused on having fun and cultivating a friendship. We were also long distance, so we had our own lives, so we were both extremely independent, but focused on ‘interdependence’ if for a better terminology. That said, I could sense he was shifting his view from remaining a forever bachelor to a commitment of sorts when on my third visit to see him in Texas, he suggested I meet his mom. We had been seeing each other, at that point, about 14months. His mom really liked me from the get go, and at the end of that trip to his friends and to me, he was referring to me as ‘the one’ and ‘the real thing.’ My following trip in the summer, for his birthday, it came as no surprise when he proposed (on his birthday). We were very nonchalant about it, but happy. His mom and I went wedding gown shopping simply because there was a nice salon in Salado, and it was something we could do to bond together. A few days later, my guy and I were on a drive out to Driftwood and Wimberly for bbq, and  we found the chapel (dulcinea) we wanted to get married in, and the place we wanted to have dinner afterwards (mandola winery). Right now, we are in process of completing K1 requirements and then we can focus on putting our plans into action, hopefully I will be moved to Texas by April (giving myself 10 weeks to finalize my taxes and get my apt furnishings sold before my move. A long time, (we were introduced in Aug 2011) but still, all this time has seemed to also go by quickly too! hahah!

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  MrsM2015.
    Post # 36
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    doggymom:  We dated for just over 2 years before becoming engaged, like a lot of other ladies on this thread.

    I think age and finances are a factor in the length of time from dating to engagement so don’t feel pressured. I was almost 19 when we got together and became engaged at 21, I’ll be 23 (nearly 24) when we get married.

    Post # 37
    2969 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    dated for 6 years before we got engaged and got married at 7 years. 🙂

    Post # 38
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We dated for 14 months before we got engaged, got married 6 months later.

    I was very clear from the start that I was dating for marriage, and Darling Husband was on the same page. I was 29 and he 30 when we got married. That was about 4 months ago and I’m currently pregnant. Very glad we didn’t drag out the dating, it’s not for everyone but I’m glad that we were able to start a family right away!

    Post # 39
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    2 years!

    Post # 40
    677 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2006

    Started dating 28th March and engaged on 13th July same year. 

    Post # 41
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Met in April 2014, engaged in October 2014, wedding date is on the 1st anniversary of the day we met. <3

    Post # 42
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We were dating for 7 years 5 months before our engagement. Started dating at 19 &21 but i told him i had rules…graduated university, begun a career and over age 25 before I would even think about marriage.

    Post # 43
    572 posts
    Busy bee

    8 months

    Post # 44
    3263 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We were 6ish weeks shy of 6 years when we got engaged. We started dating when we were 19 and 20 though.

    Post # 45
    2013 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We got engaged shortly after our 5-year anniversary, and married a year later.

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