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

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

blueorchids:  Engaged after 1.5 years of dating

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

He told me I was the one four days in. He told his parents we were engaged two months in. He married me nine months in. Yup, man was serious.  

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We were engaged after dating for almost 4 years. πŸ™‚ He wanted to be sure that I was done with school (because I told him that was important to me on our first date- although about a year in I wished that I could take it back). We will have been together for 5 years when we get married in September! πŸ™‚

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

blueorchids:  he proposed about a month before our 3 year anniversary. We started to talked about seriously getting married a year before that. 

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Helper bee

We were together for 1.5 years when we got engaged. We’d been friends for 14 years at that point and had gone on maybe 4 dates in those years before we actually got together. I’ve been engaged once before so I thought I’d wait longer than 1.5 years this time, but I guess when you know, you know πŸ™‚

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We had been together almost 9 years when Fiance proposed! We knew from very early on it was forever and moved in together within 6 months but we have always been in the ‘we have our whole lives together, what’s the hurry’ camp (plus we don’t want kids and aren’t religious so had no outside pressure to get married any sooner).

We’ve had such an amazing decade together travelling, buying a house, establishing ourselves in our careers etc so getting married now feels like a celebration of the life we’ve built together…I feel like we’ve really earned it lol πŸ˜‰ Plus, we can afford to have the wedding and honeymoon of our dreams which wouldn’t have been possible if we’d decided to get married sooner.

I’m not trying to knock anyone who gets engaged early on the relationship with this reply: every relationship is completely different and what works for some couples doesn’t for others. We are friends with a couple who met and married within 7 months and are happier than ever 5 years later and we are also friends with another couple who have just celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary which also happens to be the 25th anniversary of them first getting together πŸ™‚

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  SellyJo.
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Got engaged after 14 of dating, then got married 6 months after that!

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Busy bee

 

blueorchids:  Less than a year after we started dating I moved to China for 5 months. We really were one of those “absence make the heart grow fonder” type of relationships because by the time I moved back home, we were talking future and marriage (mostly in the “I never want to be so far apart again” and “where you go, I go” type of way), but it was important to both of us that we finish school before getting married. We both “knew” that we would eventually marry, but there was no pressure to make anything official.

About three years in (I had graduated, he still had another year to go) I tried convincing him that we could be engaged prior to his graduation and still wait to get married until afterwards. He was still so against it that I resigned myself to waiting a full year (or more)….but he surprised me with a ring over Labor Day weekend (a few months after the 3-year mark) and we’ll be married this July.

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Sugar bee

blueorchids:  He was ready at about 1.5 years into dating, I needed a bit more time!  He proposed around 2.5 years of dating πŸ™‚ 

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

We moved in together after 2.5 years and we knew just before that that this was it for us.  It was a total of 8.5 years of dating before we were officially engaged and we were married 14 months after that.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

engaged after 15 months of dating. Will be married 2 months after that

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Helper bee

We got engaged after 8 months of dating and we will be married almost a year to the date that we got engaged.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

Gosh, I can’t remember when he gave me my promise ring. I want to say….maybe about after 5 months of dating? I should ask him, he’ll probably remember way better than I do. He officially proposed to me 8 months in. Now that we’re engaged we have a little more than a year to go before we’re married.

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