(Closed) How long were you LIVING TOGETHER before you got engaged?

posted 10 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How long were you living together before you got engaged?
    6 months or less : (57 votes)
    25 %
    6 months-1 year : (33 votes)
    15 %
    1-2 years : (67 votes)
    30 %
    More than 2 years : (70 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 32
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    Helper bee

    we lived together for 4.5 years before he proposed

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We dated over 2 years before moving in together.  He popped the question 5 months later!  Laughing

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee

    Don’t forget it might be more than 2 years 🙂 We moved in after dating 2 months, and it was 6 years later that we got engaged! Good luck with the move, I hope living together is everything you’re hoping for.

    Post # 35
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    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We moved in together the weeekend we met, I know, he could have been a pyscho killer, but I fell head over heals.  We got engaged 3 1/2 years after that!

    Post # 36
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    we met in march 2007, moved in together in may 2008, he bought the ring (i know now) in Feb 2009, and he proposed sept 2009…. we get married sept 2010…

    so a little less than a year if you count fromwhen he bought the ring, a little over a year for when he actually proposed.

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We moved in together about 9 months after we started dating. Two years after that we bought and built a house together and one year after that we got engaged. So, we had been together for 4 years when we got engaged, and had lived together for just over 3 years.

    Post # 38
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    Sugar bee

    You say living abroad, I therefore assume you are nationals of different countries, if so, I can imagine there amy be some legal pressure to pop the question. In my experience, you can’t just live somewhere for a year legally. So either you will need to leave sooner or get married quickly. Either way, don’t try to overstay a visa because it will only complicate things in the end. As someone who moved abroad to give my relationship a chance I am all too familiar with needing to schedule flights and jobs to maintain a legal presence.

    To answer your question, we lived together for about 10 months before he proposed but it was clearly discussed and I knew it would happen within 3 months of when it did.

    Post # 39
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t live with my SO. It was the one thing that my momma asked me to not do and i figure i “owe” her that since i am not giving her the church wedding she wants… But i live like fifteen mins from him so i am over there all the time.

    Post # 40
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Officially, we lived together about 6 months before getting engaged. 

    In reality, he spent 7 nights/week at my apartment last year, and all of his stuff was there. So closer to 1 1/2 years. 

    The biggest factor in all of this was age we want to get married… we didn’t want a 3 year + engagement, otherwise I think he would have proposed sooner. 

    Post # 41
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We lived together for almost 3 years by the time we got engaged.  I knew we’d get engaged someday and I was in no hurry. 

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We lived with eachother a year and a half before getting engaged.  We were only together 6 months before we moved in with eachother.

    Post # 43
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    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We lived together for almost a year and a half before getting engaged.  We were together about a year and a half before we moved in together. 🙂

    Post # 44
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We moved in together after 6 months of dating. It took almost 2 years after that until he popped the question.

    Post # 45
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    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We got engaged after 5 years of living together. We moved in together after 4 years. Our engagement is 19 months long. I guess we’re in no rush!

    Post # 46
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    it seems like most people live together before getting engaged?  we’d been dating a little over 2 years and have been talking about buying a house together.  i wanted the engagement to come before the house.  so although i stay with him on the weekends, we wont offically live togheter until we find a house.  soon i hope!

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