How long did you date before getting engaged ?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 106
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We met on a blind date almost a year before we got engaged. It was long distance and were only “officially” dating for 5 months when he popped the question. We had to elope for the military last summer and are having our big wedding in October, which will be nearly 3 years since we first met. 

Post # 107
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Month shy of two years.

Post # 108
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Over 13 years. We never planned on getting married until last year when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Post # 109
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

About a year and a half! Getting married just shy of 3 years of dating (I’m in medical school so we are waiting until I finish step 2 of boards)

Post # 110
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

We were dating for 8 months and living together for 6 months when we got engaged and will probably be married before the end of 2018. 3rd marriage for the both of us and we are mid 40s

Post # 111
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We dated for 2 years and 3 months before we got engaged! And we will be together for nearly 4 years by the time we get married! 

Post # 112
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

8 years. We were both 19 and weren’t in a rush to get married.

Post # 113
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

About 6.5 years. We met when we were 24.

Post # 114
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

A little short of 3 years, most of it long distance.  We were friends for a few years before dating though. 

Post # 115
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

 

londonbeeee :  Some people don’t need 5+ years to decide if they’re ready for marriage or not.  I would never date anyone that long without a bigger commitment unless we got together when we were still teenagers. To each their own though. 

Post # 116
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Met when we were 24 and 26, got engaged after a year and a half.  Most of our friends dated much longer than that before getting engaged, but I think my husband understood that getting engaged was important to me and  that waiting for years would’ve been stressful for me.  A year and a half was a good amount of time for us in terms of feeling sure that we had gotten to know each other but also not having a super long wait. 

Post # 117
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

10 months before proposal and 1 year and 3 months before wedding.

Post # 118
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Sugar bee

14 months. we were 30 and 32. It was honestly a bit quick and I think it’s generally smarter to wait 2 years (it worked for us though!)

Post # 119
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN

Honestly 2 weeks! Then we eloped 6 months later!

Post # 120
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

About 7 years. We met when I was still in uni.

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