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

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 31
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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jweddingbee :  Pretty much immediately.

We were friends for a month or so before we started dating and I was dating someone else at the time. 

Once we actually went on a date, it was so easy and we were both so happy that it never even occurred that we might split up.

We did the LD thing while we were at Uni but it was only about 60 miles so we travelled to see each other a lot. When I finished Uni, we moved in together.

We got engaged after living together for 2 years (owning our own home for 1 of those) and 7.5 years together in total.

We get married on our 9 year anniversary and  we’re both so excited πŸ™‚

Post # 32
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We both kinda knew from the beginning, but tbf we’d been friends for six years before we got together.

moved in just under a year together, got engaged three months later πŸ™‚

and in three short weeks we will be married after a 2.5 year engagement and 2 days shy of being together for four years πŸ™‚


i think every couple is different and generally speaking those who get engaged quicker have a longer engagement, and those who dated for years and years before getting engaged tend to have a shorter engagement.

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Post # 33
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

We dated for 5 years  before we got engaged but I knew he was the one when we graduated from highschool, we got engaged when I graduated from university.

Post # 34
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think it’s less about time and more about timing. I dated the same (basically great) guy for six years (started in high school), but that long time didn’t mean it was the right relationship for forever. I ended that because I started to realize that, while we were great friends and I cared for him a lot, we had different ultimate goals and living styles and I knew I wanted to explore the world a bit on my own. Over the next few years, I explored the world, studied, worked, and lived alone in different apartments, cities, countries. I dated and had a couple short relationships and got to know myself and what I wanted from a relationship. Then at some point I just sort of felt ready to meet The One, and he appeared.

We fell in love easily, and our lives just sort of naturally braided together. We were both ready and both wanted the same things from a relationship. The places where we differed, we talked and found solutions. I was almost 28 when we met in October 2014. Engaged May 2015. Wedding October 2016! πŸ™‚

TL/DR: When you know, you know. πŸ˜‰

Post # 35
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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jweddingbee :  DH and I started dating when I was 21 and he was 22. We did distance the first summer (saw each other every other weekend) and then didnt live toogether the second school year (but lived 3 half a block apart and saw each other pretty much every day). That second summer, I knew he was the one. I remember telling his mom that she was stuck with me because he was it for me, she said she already knew and could tell that we were perfect for each other. It was another 6 years before he proposed and we got married about 6months before our 10 year anniversary.

Post # 36
477 posts
Helper bee

I have known since the day I met him. I know it sounds crazy, but I thought to myself: girl, if you start dating this man, this will be the last man you will ever date. So I tried to take it slow. I started seriously considering marriage 2 and a half years into our relationship. 3 and a half in, I can already smell the engagement. πŸ™‚

Post # 37
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Shortly after we met and started hanging out/dating, we were in a grocery store getting some stuff one evening. There was some joke we both made, and almost at the same time, and we both were like, “Geez, it feels like we’ve known each other forever and it’s only been a few weeks”. Things just clicked.

So, I think we both knew shortly after meeting. We moved in with each other shortly before 3 years of dating (could have been earlier, but I wasn’t ready to sell my house/rehome my cat). 4 months after my place sold, we got engaged – which was a little after 3 years of dating. DH had this “5-year plan” thing he kept talking about forever, and I never knew if he was serious or not. Obviously, it wasn’t that long.

Post # 38
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I knew a month into our relationship that I would never find anyone else that would complement my quirks so well. We got engaged three years into the relationship – right after college graduation. It was a gut feeling of knowing that this was it

Post # 39
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

We met online long distance. I knew after the first message he sent me. It wasn’t that he said anything super exceptional. I just knew in my gut. He knew right away too. We didn’t rush into anything though. We were long distance for 9 months then local for a year before we got engaged.

Post # 40
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I knew I wanted to marry my man after two months haha

But we waited until we were together for 4.5 years before we got engaged.

I guess I just knew he was the one straight away and that feeling never faded!

Post # 41
1641 posts
Bumble bee

I knew 6 months in that he was the one for me. But we didn’t get married until June, after almost 6 years together, though we did move in together 10 months in. We both knew we were ‘it’, but we didn’t see getting actually married as a high priority. There was no rush because we were secure in our future and felt no need to rush it.

Post # 42
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Everyone has such a different story and they are all so unique and beatiful! πŸ™‚ I met my fiance 9/2014 we both knew after a few months together that we had found the one. 5/2015 we moved in together and 10/2015 (our 1 year dating anniversary) we got engaged and we are getting married 10/2016!

Post # 43
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My fiance and I knew of eachother for several years, but we never talked much, probably because we live 3.5 hours away from eachother. But we bagan dating in December of 2013 and just got engaged last month, which makes it about two and a half years. However, We both began talking about marriage about 8 or 9 months into the relationship. (Right now I’m 21 and he’s 24)

Post # 44
4509 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I started to really think about marriage around the 2 year mark.  We were engaged at 2 years and 10 months.

Post # 45
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I really knew about 4 or 5 months in. We got engaged after only 7 months and we’re getting married this October! I never believed in the “you just know” feeling until it actually happened to me!

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