(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 # 46
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We dated for 2.5 years before he proposed. We will have a 16 month engagement, mainly because we could not pick a date during football season (we are huge fans) and tax season is not fun for him (CPA). Since we live in Florida, a wedding during the summer months was NOT an option.

    Post # 47
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper

    doggymom:  we dated for a year and 20 days and he proposed on Easter. A month after that we got married.  We had been talking engagement long before we got engaged.  After two weeks of dating we knew we wanted to get married.  Ours was definitely faster than many of our friends, but since we had a child together, we knew that we were committted.

    Post # 48
    7905 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Our timelines were pretty similar, so I was never really a waiter. We seriously discussed marriage just shy of one year of dating and were engaged 15 months after the first date. It helps that we’re both pretty emotionally mature and established in our adult lives as we met in our late 20s.

    Post # 49
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2016 - Chateau

    He proposed to me after 2 and a half years, but he knew I wanted a long engagement (2.5 years) 🙂

    Post # 50
    5188 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We started discussing marriage after about 2 years of dating but I was only 19 at the time so we knew it was going to be later than sooner. We got officially engaged after 11 years.

    Post # 51
    1317 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    2.5 years

    Post # 52
    7 posts
    • Wedding: June 2016

    We got engaged after 5.5 years. But I was only 17 when we met so it was definitely not too long for us, as we both wanted to be finished with school and get started in a career before getting married 

    Post # 53
    932 posts
    Busy bee

    Engaged 9 months to the date after our first date!

    Post # 54
    5365 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We were together for 4 years and 8 months when we got engaged. I waited for about 3 months, but I knew it was coming so I wasn’t really worried about it. We started looking at rings right after our 4 year anniversary. We started dating when we were 17 though so we’ve grown together a lot and we’re now ready. We’ll get married right around the time we turn 24.

    Post # 55
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    doggymom:  We dated one year and 11 days before we got engaged. By the time we get married we’ll have been together for two years and 4 months.

    Post # 56
    9595 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    15 months from the first hello to the proposal. 15 month engagement (8 to go!).  We both knew this was it from the first date or so haha and discussed it around 6 months I think? I was waiting after I knew it was definitely happening! Then he asked for my parents blessing in March, and I could barely sit still I was so excited- and then he popped the question at the end of May. 

    I was on the bee at that time- I needed an outlet for the OMFG. I didn’t want to pester him, he was well with in an acceptable timeframe to me.

    Post # 57
    35 posts
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Over 4.5 years

    But then again, we started dating when I was 13, so any sooner wouldn’t have really made sense 🙂

    Post # 58
    96 posts
    Worker bee

    We “dated” LDR for about 9 months.  He moved to me and proposed 4 months later.  But we had been friends for like 10 years or something.

    Post # 59
    684 posts
    Busy bee

    We were together for 6 months before we talked about getting engaged and started designing my ring.

    Post # 60
    26 posts
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My hubby and I dated for 4 years and had a year long engagement. We lived together and were comfortable with that status so I had to nudge him in that direction or I don’t think we would have ever tighed the knot…basically I said I’m 24, my life plan was that I will be married at 25, now make it happen..proposal followed a couple months later ..super romantic huh lol but it worked for us and we have been married for 4 years now

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