(Closed) How long did you date before he proposed?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
9758 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

We dated a month shy of two years before he proposed and were married two months before our three year anniversary. 

Post # 3
3146 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Started dating end of October 2010, got engaged August of 2012, so little less than 2 years (we were also both 35+). Married just under a year later, August 2013. 

Post # 4
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We got engaged just before our 7 year anniversary and then had a 13 month engagement. We started dating when we were 18 and weren’t in any rush.

Post # 5
3649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

Dated 9 months before we got engaged. Were engaged for a little over a year before getting married.

Post # 6
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We dated 5 years before we were engaged and got married the day before our 6 year dating anniversary. We started dating when we were 21 and were in no rush to get married at such a young age. 

Post # 7
3046 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Ex-Husband: Proposed after 2 months, 7 month engagement. Ages 27, 28.

Fiance: Proposed after 3 months, 15 month engagement. Ages 34, 34.

Prior to the ex I wasn’t interested in serious relationships, hardly dated at all. 

Post # 8
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

We dated for 3 years, 9 months, 28 days when we got engaged ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to look that up lol, I always tell people “about 4 years” ๐Ÿ™‚ 

In my social circle folks date for at least 2 years before getting engaged, and almost every couple I’ve seen who got engaged/married before 1 year had passed are now broken up or divorced. You can’t rush these sorts of things! Honeymoon phase is REAL ya’ll

Post # 9
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We had been together almost 7 years. We’ll be married next after our 9th anniversary. 

Post # 10
332 posts
Helper bee

9 1/2 years of dating before we got engaged then engaged for 1 1/2 years then married after 11 years and 2 months of being together. I was 17 and DH was 20 when we started dating so we wanted to wait until we were both ready to get hitched! Oh and no surprise engagement for me, sat down and talked timelines and I got to pick out my own ring ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 11
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

1.5 years of dating before getting engaged, and we’re having a 7 month engagement. We decided to move abroad together after about 9 months of dating, so we were serious pretty quickly.

Post # 12
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

5 years. However 1 was long distance. Lived together for almost 4.

Post # 13
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Dated for four years; we were 22 and 25 when we met. Still felt like an absurdly young bride at 26 but oh well ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
2332 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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annann91 :  8 years and two days. Married 9 months later. 

It’ll be our nine year dating anniversary in two weeks! We’ll be in Vancouver, Canada celebrating our honeymoon!

Post # 15
464 posts
Helper bee

Dating for almost seven years before getting engaged. We will be engaged for about a year and a half before we get married. My parents got engaged two months after meeting and were married three months after that. Almost 37 years later they’re still going strong! Similar story for my fiance’s parents too! My how things were different back then.

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