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

posted 9 years ago in 20 Something
  • poll: How long did you date before getting engaged?

    Less than 1 year

    1-2 years

    2-3 years

    3-4 years

    4-5 years

    5+ years

  • Post # 421
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    He proposed on our three year aniversary.

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    14 months

    Post # 423
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    5 years with a 7 month engagement

    Post # 424
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    4 years exactly πŸ™‚ He proposed on our anniversary. 

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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - The Waterfall

    He proposed on ur 4.5 year anniversary, in 2014. We are getting married in 2017. 

    Post # 426
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Three years and two weeks. πŸ™‚

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

    Almost 7 and a half years πŸ™‚ worth the wait though πŸ™‚ We plan to get married on our 9 year Anniversary (it’s a weekend, woo!)

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

    We have been together for not quite two years. 1 3/4 years, I guess. It will be two years on January 9th, and we got engaged on October 1st. People always said to us to wait until we reach three years, but that’s not necessarily true for everyone. His parents have been married for 29 years, and they had the same length of time between dating to getting engaged to when they were married. 

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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2017 - Southern Highlands

    I feel like a lot of older (by older I just mean 30+) couples ‘rush’ into getting engaged/married just as frequently, or even more frequently, than younger couples because in your 30s you are expected to get married and there’s more pressure to keep up with everyone else. I’m 19 and my HF is 20. We were together 3.5 years when we got engaged. Our wedding will be 3 weeks before our 5 year anniversary together (couldn’t have it on the day because my brother lives overseas and has his year 12 exams the week we wanted to have the wedding). If we had been older, we might not have waited as long. The only thing really keeping us from getting engaged sooner was age (I told him a long time ago I didn’t want to be engaged before I was 19, or married before 20). I’m glad we waited though – we have learned a lot and changed quite a bit since we first started dating, and it’s really nice to have that experience together and know each other well first! Plus I still feel super young to be engaged, but so so happy with my partner!

    • This reply was modified 6 years ago by miroch52.
    Post # 430
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

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    Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T:  Just over 2 years. He is 28 and I am 27

    Post # 431
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Dating over seven years. By the time of the wedding almost 8

    Post # 432
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    Newbee

    Between the day we met and the day we got married – exactly 94 days. Yes, 94 days, as in barely three months from meeting to married. We have both been divorced, though, and we both knew EXACTLY what we wanted. We’ve been married 2.5 years now, and it just keeps getting better. πŸ™‚ 

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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Got engaged at 3.5 years… Will be married on our 5th dating anniversary πŸ™‚

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    5 years and 2 months. I was 17 when we started dating, am 23 now :). Won’t be married until almost our 7 year anniversary! 

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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Just over 5 years – although I brought it on myself, really. When we first started going out (I was 18), I told my Fiance that i don’t want to be married before I am 25, but I also don’t believe in long engagements (over a year), sooooo… he proposed just a few months short of my 24th birthday and we are getting married next year (won’t be 25 yet though ;)).

     

    My general observation is that couples who started dating young, tend to wait a bit longer – and that seems perfectly natural πŸ™‚

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