(Closed) How long did you wait before getting engaged?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How long did you date your SO before he popped the question?
    3 months or less : (4 votes)
    2 %
    about 6 months : (14 votes)
    7 %
    about 9 months : (12 votes)
    6 %
    1 year : (21 votes)
    10 %
    a year and half : (21 votes)
    10 %
    2 years : (9 votes)
    4 %
    2 and a half years : (10 votes)
    5 %
    3 years : (28 votes)
    13 %
    4 years : (23 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 47
    Member
    2480 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    17.5 years. But I was never “waiting” and we lived happily together during that time and then decided that actually, we’d rather like to get marriew now. So we did! I would add that we are both older and have been married before so we were never going to be in a hurry.

    Post # 48
    Member
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    We dated for 3 years.

    Post # 49
    Member
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    3 months shy of 7 years. Had we been in a better position financially and in our careers, it would have been a couple of years sooner I think 

    Post # 50
    Member
    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We dated for 4 yrs and I waited 2 yrs.

    Post # 51
    Hostess
    9675 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    @katydaisy:  7 years 4 months and 3 days!!! We started dating when I was still in high school. We waited until I finished my degrees and we got a house. Seemed like eternity.

    Post # 52
    Member
    1133 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    He proposed this past June during our week long vacation, and we started dating July 2009, so almost 4 years.  From about March onward was the hardest because I knew he purchased the ring since it was custom made and he kept asking me questions about what I want it to look like haha. 

    He actually had been planning the proposal for almost a year beforehand though!  I was shocked when I finally got to read through all the emails between my best friend and him.

    Post # 53
    Member
    1228 posts
    Bumble bee

    A little over a year. Enjoy the waiting period though! It’s so great to be waiting and anxious and knowing that the engaged day will come so soon!

    Post # 54
    Member
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    3 years, 8 months.

    Post # 55
    Member
    729 posts
    Busy bee

    9 years. We started dating when we were 19 and 20 so we didn’t even think about marriage for a long time. 

    Post # 56
    Member
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We dated for over 4 years before he proposed.

    Post # 57
    Member
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - Los Willows Wedding Estate

    3 months before our 4th year anniversary. However we started talking marriage within the first year. He was supposed to pop the question 2 x-mas’s before but we were tight on $$ and he wanted to get me the ring I wanted.

    Post # 59
    Member
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We started dating in April, and he proposed Christmas Eve that same year. By the time we get married though, we would have had a 16 month engagement.

    Post # 60
    Member
    1724 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    3 years and 8 months…(so I voted 4 in the poll, rounding up)

    From just before 3 years on, I was READY. I’m still not thrilled he waited so long (we were a bit older than the general crowd here when we started dating), but happy that we FINALLY got around to getting married.

    If I had much say, we would’ve been engaged at 3 years.

    Post # 61
    Member
    2890 posts
    Sugar bee

    @katydaisy:  Not representative here, because he never popped the question, but we started ring shopping about this time of the year last year, that meant we were 6 months into our relationship (and 1 month after we moved in together). BUT, at first I just wanted us to have a ring, I didn’t think – yet – that I wanted to get married. So by the time we really decided officially, together, that we were getting married, it was 11 month into our relationship. I voted ”1 year” for this reason. 

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