(Closed) How long were you together before he proposed?

posted 12 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: How long where you together before he proposed?

    Less than one year

    1-2 Years

    2-3 Years

    3+ Years

  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    he proposed after just under 3 1/2 years. i started getting antsy a few months before our 3rd anniversary and we started talking about it more openly and less hypothetically around then too

    Post # 33
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We were together nearly seven years when he proposed. But we had started talking about it when we lived together for college (we had been together for 3.5 years when we moved in together). We already knew we wanted to get married, but waited until we had the money to do it & finished up with school.

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We were together a yr and 9 months when he proposed; I was thinking more around our 2 yr or possibly even Christmas (which would have been after dating 2 yrs and 3 months).

    Post # 35
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We got engaged after 11 months… but compared to my parents that is a LOOOOONG time!  They were engaged after two weeks.. and coming up on their 22 anniversary!  🙂

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    He proposed after 3.5 years.  I started getting antsy around 2 years.  Good luck!!

    Post # 37
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    10 looooooooooooooong years.

    Post # 38
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Just over a year when he proposed … but we had known each other as friends for close to 6!

    Post # 39
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    What a neat poll-  anyone else a little surprised that 3+ years is the highest response?  I think its great, I just didn’t expect it!  Sometimes during that wait, you start to think you’re the only one.  😉

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Wow I feel like I’m definitely in the minority- we were together for 8 months… but when you know you know!

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Halloween- yay! that makes 2 of us.. glad i’m not the only one that “waited” a decade! haha

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    1 yr and 3 months!!  It took my BFF 13 yrs before she got a ring!!  I got engaged first then her a week later!!

    @ Arubagirl:  I like your name!!  I’m getting married in Aruba!

    Post # 43
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    2 years 9 months. I got antsy around 2 years 5 months

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    we were together 5.5 years before he proposed. i got antsy after 2.5 years, you can imagine how hard it was to wait as long as i did. i never thought he’d wait as long as he did to ask me.

    Post # 45
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @arubagirl — I hear ya!  Most of my friends seem to get engaged on the 2 year anniversary.  MNbf and I are coming up on that, and I’m trying especially hard not to get antsy, because I don’t really see a proposal coming any time soon.  (…but for the last couple of months, I have been…) 

    It helps me sometimes to remember that many women have waited a LOT longer, so it isn’t that he’s unusually unsure or doesn’t want to marry me, because I know that he does.  And that if we really love each other and we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together, it doesn’t matter as much WHEN we get married.  That in the span of our lives together I’ll only be his girlfriend for a short time, so I should enjoy that time.  (And I do!)  Enjoy the time I can live in my own tidy, pretty apartment, enjoy spending lots of wonderful time with my friends, enjoy developing myself and building my own life as a thorough and complete person.

    WHOA that got philosophical!  Sorry ’bout that!   

    Post # 46
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    He proposed exactly 3.5 years since we got together. But we’d been talking about it after 2! So I had 1.5 years of very antsy waiting!

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