(Closed) How Long Did You Date Your SO Before Getting Engaged?

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
  • poll: How long did you date before getting engaged?
    Less than 1 year : (291 votes)
    13 %
    1-2 years : (447 votes)
    20 %
    2-3 years : (349 votes)
    16 %
    3-4 years : (284 votes)
    13 %
    4-5 years : (275 votes)
    13 %
    5+ years : (548 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 271
    Member
    10 posts
    Newbee

    waitingalongtime:  I’m right there with ya! We’ve been together since he was 18 and I was 19, and he proposed a week before I turned 28. Lots of reasons why he/we waited so long, but I’m perfectly happy with it. Plus, now our wedding date will be a celebration of 10 years (plus 1 day) together!  

    Post # 272
    Member
    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    We met in July 2005 and became engaged in December 2010. We would have been engaged in July 2010 but we had decided to take a trip to NYC for our 5th anniversary before I headed off to college for 3 years. When we get married on September 13, we will have been together for just over 9 years. Its been a long time coming and can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 273
    Member
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - The Defoor Centre

    My fiance’ and I dated for 13 years and 3 months before he popped the question and we will only be engaged for 1 year before we say “I Do”.

    Post # 274
    Member
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    We were dating offically a month after we ment  We had an instant connection. At age 18 and him 22 we got engaged after 9months (Lead to conciving! Unfourcently not full term  ) We’ve been to hell a back and are as happy as ever and have been engaged for a year and a half

    Post # 275
    Member
    5 posts
    Newbee

    prisigtr:  My fiancé also proposed at 6 months lol! 

    Post # 276
    Member
    13 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Waterton Park

    5.5 years when he proposed we will have been together 7 years when we get married I’m 25 he’s 23 we’ve been engaged just over a year now 14months to go!

    Post # 277
    Member
    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: Mills Creek -ceremony Marriott Hotel -reception

     I’ve dated the LOML for 4 1/2 years  and we couldn’t be more excited

    Post # 278
    Member
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My fiance proposed after we dating for a year and 7 months. We will have been engaged almost 7 months when we get married next month! And we absolutely cannot wait!! 

    Post # 279
    Member
    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We have been together 8 years! He actually proposed on our 8th anniversary. We were both 21 at the time, we started dating in 8th grade and have been together ever since! When you know, you know! 

    We are getting married next May so it will be 9 years together when we are married. 

    Post # 280
    Member
    602 posts
    Busy bee

    We met once briefly in february of 2012 while I was still with my ex (literally was with my ex out for drinks when I was introduced to my current Fiance). I became single in May of 2012 and in early June was reminded of him and reintroduced to him through a friend. we went on our first date on 6/16/12, we decided to be “exclusive” on 7/3/12, he said “I love you” on 7/18/12, we moved in together 8/11/12, and we were engaged 12/26/12. Wedding is 08/22/14. Everything happened so quickly but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Post # 281
    Member
    2 posts
    Wannabee

    we were dating for 10! but well worth the wait : ) 

    Post # 282
    Member
    943 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    He proposed just after our 5 year anniversary… We’ll be together for just over 6 years before we say “I DO” ๐Ÿ™‚ I must say I know every good & bad thing about him through it all — and we have been through all the ups and downs and come out strong. We’re forever <3

    Post # 283
    Member
    5 posts
    Newbee

    9 months dating, and our engagement is a year and a half. 

    Post # 284
    Member
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: Dieng Clubhouse

    Precisely 2 years and we’ve been engaged for only a week today ๐Ÿ˜€ He proposed during our 2nd anniversary & thesis-defense private ‘success dinner’. Right in a very busy international restaurant. Not romantic, but I’m no romantic too so it’s fitting for me. It was GREAT :))

    Post # 285
    Member
    43 posts
    Newbee

    Love this post! It’s strange because I have dated 3 men including my SO.

    The first relationship lasted 3 years and the second one lasted about 4.5 years. 

    However, I’ve only known my SO for just over 1 year so far, and we already knew we were the one for each other. Yes, it’s true that some people might believe that 1 year is too short to really “know” a person and truly know whether or not they are “The One”. But I think regardless of the length of time that a couple has dated, it all depends on 1. How you feel about each other and 2. Whether or not you are ready to commit to build a future and a family with your SO. So althought I dated two other men for longer, I never got “that feeling” or was able to “picture” myself being with him for the rest of my life. My friends always told me that that feeling would eventually come, but it didn’t. 

    And I am soooo glad because now, I am engaged to the love of my life. We’ve even named our future kids already ๐Ÿ™‚

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