(Closed) How long does your “waiting” time compare to your mother/sister’s?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How long does your waiting time compare?
    longer than my mother waited : (54 votes)
    49 %
    longer than my sibling waited : (17 votes)
    15 %
    hopefully shorter than my mother waited : (4 votes)
    4 %
    hopefully shorter than my sister waited : (3 votes)
    3 %
    shorter than my mother waited : (10 votes)
    9 %
    shorter than my sibling waited : (5 votes)
    5 %
    I don't have a sibling : (16 votes)
    14 %
    My mother never married : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My parents dated for only 2 months before they were engaged!  I’ve been with SO for nearly 7 years (June), though it was on and off for a little.  I think it’s been about 2 years “on” right now.

    Post # 5
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My parents got engaged like 9 months in to their relationship. Might’ve even been 6 months, I can’t remember now.

    My oldest sister waited for 6 years before my brother in law finally proposed. My older sister has been with her boyfriend for 12 years, but they are nowhere near emotionally ready or mature enough to get married, despite the fact that they’re both in their 30s.

    My husband and I got engaged after just over 2 years of dating (we were long distance for 2 years, then got engaged about 4 months after I moved in.)

    Post # 6
    Member
    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My mum got engaged after two weeks. My brother just got married after just over 2 years. I am 4 years in May and counting……

    Post # 7
    Member
    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Both my parents married at 21, after dating for 3 years. They are currently divorced. I am the only girl in the family, but my older brother who is 29, got engaged to his 24 year old girlfriend of less than 2 years this past November. I am 22 and my SO is almost 24. I have been with my SO for almost 5.5 years, and  I am still waiting.

    Post # 8
    Member
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My parents got married 3 months after meeting soooooo…yeah, shorter (they are very, very divorced now). Though, I never actually considered myself “waiting” – our engagement was a mutually agreed upon type of thing that progressed openly.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My parents were together for less than a month before they got engaged.  

    We were together a few months shy of 3 years when we got engaged.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My parents met in April (I believe) and were married the following August after a 4 month engagement. Counting backwards here, that means that they were together about a year.

    My Fiance and I were together 22 months before we were engaged, so they won! πŸ™‚

    My sister isn’t dating and no where near ready to be married. She was laughing with me this weekend saying that if she gets married at my age (25) it will be because there is a rich old guy who is on his deathbed πŸ˜›

    Post # 11
    Member
    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I was with my Fiance for exactly two years when he proposed, my dad popped the question after less than 3 months and they were married within a year of meeting, 26 years later they are happier than any other couple I know!

    Post # 12
    Member
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My parents dated for 5 years before they got married. When I was younger I thought they were nuts for waiting so long….Fiance and I will have been together for 6.5 years by the time we get married!

    Post # 13
    Member
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My mom and dad dated for a few weeks before they got engaged, my mom and her new husband dated for about a year before they got engaged, and my SO and I have been together for about 5.5 years, still waiting to get engaged.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My parents dated for well less than a year before they were engaged and married. I’m guessing six months or so? This was in the year 1950, so back in those days I think that was more common. They have since passed away so it saddens me that I can’t ask them for the details.

     

    My sister also was engaged and married at light speed. I think she and her Darling Husband dated four months or so before getting engaged, and they got married barely eight months after meeting each other. They were in their 30s at the time. At the time it seemed a little too fast to those of us in the family, but no worries — they’re very happy together and this year they will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary!

     

    On the other hand I dated Darling Husband two years before we finally got married. I would have had no problem whatsoever if he had proposed sooner! LOL! But at least we got our happy ending after all.

    Last night we were watching TV and cuddling on the sofa and out of nowhere, he said “I love being married to you.” Music to my ears!

    πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
    Member
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I voted “I don’t have a sibling” but really I just don’t have a sister.  I have 2 brothers!

    I also voted for “longer than my mother waited” because I don’t think she ever waited.  I never really considered myself “waiting”, but I know we dated for longer than my parents did before getting engaged.

    Post # 16
    Member
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think we dated longer than my parents. We dated 4 years and 3 months before getting engaged and I know they get married after 4 years. We will have been together 6 years and 6 months when we get married. My sister is 14 and single, so idk how long she will wait. My little brother is single and not dating and my older bro has been with his gf for 3ish years. He claims they won’t get married unless they’re together for at least another 5 years. So if they get married, she will have waited longer than me,.

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