(Closed) How long had you dated before you decided to marry him?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018- Stan Hywet Gardens

We met last April, moved in together last July (quick, I know) and were engaged June of this year. 

Post # 3
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

By about a year I was pretty certain, at about a year and a half we both discussed it and agreed we were sure it was each other. We got engaged at 2.5 years together and then married at 3.5 years together 

Post # 4
3527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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jweddingbee :  18 months

Post # 5
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Give yourself some time to get to know him in an “in person” relationship.  They are different than LDRs.  I would give this a few more months before deciding if he is the one to marry.  LDRs can be tricky.

To answer your question, I got engaged just over a year after dating my husband and we got married 8 months after that.  We had a conventional relationship and we knew it was “it” for us.

Post # 7
1149 posts
Bumble bee

I knew I wanted to marry him after the first date! Lol. But we got engaged after 1 year. 

Post # 8
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

At about a year I was already 100% sure DH was the one. We got engaged after 3 years and married at 4

Post # 9
6331 posts
Bee Keeper

About a year. We were engaged after a little more than a year of dating. 

Post # 10
222 posts
Helper bee

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jweddingbee :  We started dating in June, and in July I told him I wanted to marry him. He proposed in December and we were married this last May. He had dated a girl for seven years, and is in his late twenties so he knew exactly what he did and didn’t want. I think it depends on how established you are in life. We both had careers and lived on our own, he owned his house and I rented. I knew before we started dating that he was something special, once we started dating, I just couldn’t imagine life without him, nor did I want to.


I think you should be careful with long distance though, those can complicate emotions and make you want to rush. I was in one for two years, and he was a totally different person the more we saw each other. So just make sure that you are positive in what you want, and that he is it! 🙂

Post # 11
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

At about a month in he told me he was gong to marry me. It took me a few more months. We started actually discussing marriage at about 9 months then he proposed at 11 months. 

Post # 12
7268 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I had a gut feeling about him probably three months in? But I don’t think I was really ready ready until about a year in, after he spent the holidays with my family. We got engaged shortly after that. 🙂

Post # 13
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We started dating last January, he moved in September, and we will within the next 12-18 months. I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him at about 6 months. I’m 33 and he’s 32. I feel like it’s been a great time in both our lives to be in this serious relationship. 

Post # 14
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I feel like I always knew he could be the love of my life, and I was sure after a few months. We moved in together after about ten months, were engaged after about 3 years and married around 4 years after we met. I do think we learnt a lot more about each other after moving in together.

Post # 15
398 posts
Helper bee

i knew after a few months… 5 years later we got engaged.

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