(Closed) How long in did you start "waiting"?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How long were you and your SO together before you started waiting for an engagement?

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  • Post # 17
    7414 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    prettyinpurple11:  I knew just shy of 2 years together that DH was ‘the one’, I even told his mother that summer that I was done and she was stuck with me because he was it.

    I think I really started waiting at about the 3 year mark when DH graduated university and we’d been living together about a year.

    Post # 18
    1894 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

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    prettyinpurple11:  My SO asked me to move in just about 8-9 months into our relationship. I did about 6 weeks after our first anniversary. Like you, we had kind of discussed that this would be trial by fire and if it all went well, the next step would definitely be marriage. I guess I kind of expected that to be more quickly after I moved in, however I’m glad we slowed it down a bit. (I had grad school to finish and a job to find, not to mention two weddings to be in–I would have been seriously overwhelmed!)

    About six months ago we began talking more specifically about getting engaged and he wasn’t quite ready (especially financially) and said it’d be about a year, maybe a bit more, which was disappointing to me, thoughunderstandable. Well, then his baby fever hit (thanks future SIL for having a baby!) and once I said that was a no go without being married , he moved up his timeline. We have looked at rings (and he has begun having one designed and is searching for the right stone),  begun very, very early stages of wedding plan discussions, will likely be offically engaged before the end of spring. We couldn’t be more excited! 

    Post # 19
    178 posts
    Blushing bee

    6 months, thats when he picked up the ring. However our situation is very different. We dated 12 years ago for 2 years had a son and remained very good friends. Getting back together after all that time we knew what we wanted we knew each other and we had moved in together pretty quickly. Theres nothing we had to wait for but he wants the proposal to be this big surprise so I’ll probably be waiting for the ring until summer lol.

    Post # 20
    304 posts
    Helper bee

    SO and I have been together for four years. I was a junior in college and he was a sophmore when we started dating. I was ready for marriage after 1.5 years when I graduated but I knew that nothing would happen until we were both finished with undergrad. Once he graduated (2.5 years) I was super ready but he still wanted to do another one year pogram after that. Now he is working full time and I am in grad school. We have been living together for a few months now and I am starting to go insane with the waiting! I REALLY hope it happens soon!

    Post # 21
    41 posts
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Geeze. I started waiting at about the 4.5 year mark. We moved in after 1.5 years of dating,  and he proposed to me at the 5.5 year mark. I guess that means I was waiting for about a year officially. We will have been together for 7 years, living together for 5.5 when we get married this year. That being said we started dating in undergrad when we were 18 so … I had to wait. I knew I wanted to marry him at about the 2 year mark but we definitley both wanted to be done school, finish grad school, and have full time jobs when we got hitched … so we waited. 🙂

    Post # 22
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d say around 3 years I started feeling like I wanted to get married. He proposed 2 and a half years after that haha.

    Post # 23
    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I started waiting about 7 years in…but we started dating when I was 16 so I was 23 when we started to really think about marriage. He proposed a month ago, so he waited until about a year after that!

    Post # 24
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016 - Akron, OH

    I was ready not long after we met! He knew it too, but as time went on and we talked about things, we set out personal goals that we want to accomplish prior to engagement. We’re now at 3.5 years of dating so I chose 3-5 years, because it’s only until this past year that we’ve met some of those goals and have now taken it into more serious consideration. He said he’s proposing next month .. 😀

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