(Closed) How long did you date your significant other before getting engaged?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 46
43 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

We got pregnant after 3 months of dating. Not planned and we just got engaged before our 3 year anniversary. We knew we would be together forever after a month of dating. 


His cousin got engaged and married after 9 months and they’re really happy. 

It just really depends on the couple and how they feel about their relationship. 

Post # 47
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

5 and 1/2 years

Post # 48
42 posts
  • Wedding: August 2017

Started talking online: May 2012

Met in person: August 2012

Started dating: October 2012

We started talking marriage after ~8 months of dating, but I was 18 in 2012.

August 2015: He bought a house. I slowly started moving in and was there full time by mid 2016.

He proposed July 2016 and we got married in August 2017, when I was 23. 

Post # 49
370 posts
Helper bee

2 years 3 months, he thought that was too soon I thought it was too long haha

everybody has different timescales just go on what feels right 

Post # 50
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Park Winters, Winters, CA

Me and my fiancé are a little unusual here, as we waited 10 years. We got engaged in October this year and are both 30. We waited a long time on purpose, as we were quite young when we started dating and had a lot of growing to do. We wanted to make sure also that we grew together, and not apart. This worked for us, but it’s all personal. 


Follow your own path, and don’t worry about what others are doing/saying. I had many people tell me my fiancé would never marry me when they had no clue that we had chosen to wait together, etc etc. So there’s judgement on all ends of the spectrum, time-wise. Try not to pay it any mind. 

Post # 51
1211 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Dated for a year in college.  Broke up (I moved out of state to pursue a higher degree).  Got back together immediately after I moved back following graduation.  Engaged after a few months shy of 2 years, we’ll be married by 3 years. 

Listen to the inner voice inside you.  If it’s quiet and there are no pangs of fear or uncertainty about her, no worries!  Pregnancy before marriage is a taboo you’ll just have to face down.  Give that baby a good home and loving parents, people will shut up. 

Post # 52
617 posts
Busy bee

My boyfriend tells me he loved me from Day 1 which I think is so romantic. I’m the only girl he’s ever dated and his brother also once told me I’m the only person he ever heard him speak positively about (he used to have an attitude problem)! hehe We had our first date around 4 years ago and had ups and down and breaks in between, but he never dated or was interested anyone else. I don’t regret anything we’ve been through as we now understand each other so much more and appreciate what we’ve got. He has always wanted to Marry me. We have ordered my ring and getting it made 🙂 best of luck to you! 

Post # 53
721 posts
Busy bee

We dated for 2 years before we got engaged. And we lived together for 1.5 years of our relationship.

Post # 54
898 posts
Busy bee

Did she say yes?! 


Engaged after 4 months of dating, married 5 months after that…in total it was just 1 year after meeting each other for the first time. We didn’t live/sleep together before marriage, either. Haven’t had a single argument yet and we’re as happy as ever 🙂 Sometimes you just know…do what feels right. 

Post # 55
1045 posts
Bumble bee

Together for 3yrs when we got engaged. Were engaged for another 4yrs before getting married. 

Post # 56
1215 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We mutually decided we wanted to marry each other after about 8 months of dating. We set the date at 1 year, got the ring a couple months later and that’s when we announced it. Married this fall, just a couple weeks after our 2 year dating anniversary. 

Good luck and congratulations on the baby! My brother’s wife was 8 months pregnant at their wedding and everyone was thrilled for them, though they’d been together several years already at that point. Sounds like you have a good support system.

Post # 57
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

8 years (we’re both 27)

Did you end up doing it on Christmas Eve!!??

Post # 58
2093 posts
Buzzing bee

First marriage, SO and I were together 7 years and 4 months. Second marriage we had been living together for a year (no official “first date” date), and had started talking 6 months prior to that so total of 18 months.

ETA: (Current marriage) We found out we were pregnant after almost a year of trying 2 weeks before he proposed. 

Post # 59
549 posts
Busy bee

We were 28 and 30 when we (recently) got engaged, we’d been together 2 years 10 months and had lived together for just over 2 years. 

Post # 60
603 posts
Busy bee

Engaged after a year and a half. But I had to sell my house and relocate for us to be together, and that conversation happened 10 months in. We had known each other for several years before we started dating, and I knew we were going to get married after our first kiss…which was before our first date!

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