Post # 1
My fiance and I have dated almost 9 years now, and he proposed to me 2 weeks ago. I used to get the question “why aren’t you two married yet?”, and now we’re getting the “what took you two so long?” question. There’s no easy way to answer the question, but we always joke that we really wanted to make sure, since it’s the easiest way to get people to stop asking us personal questions. The reality though, is that we had a lot going on in those 9 years. Two of those years we dated long-distance, then we moved in together in a new city and he spent 7 years getting his PhD. I also started graduate school, and now we’re finally in a place where we are ready to settle. When you meet “the one”, you know you’ll spend the rest of your life with them. So yes, it took quite a while to make it “official”, but we’ve had almost 9 wonderful years together.
My question to you is, how long did you date your SO before you got engaged? My parents were married less than six months after they met, and they’ve been married over 35 years now.
Post # 3
FH and I dated for 11 months before we got engaged. It probably wouldn’t have happened that fast if we hadn’t known each other for three years prior.
Post # 4
We dated 9.5 years before we got engaged, but we were 14 and 15 when we met. We finished high school and college and we just got engaged last July and aren’t having our wedding until after my fiance finishes his MBA this June. People just have to deal with it 😉
Post # 5
I started dating my Fiance the summer before my senior year in highshool, and he wanted to wait till after I finished college to get engaged. I finished college up last December and he proposed in June (though he got the ring in January and I knew he had it and wouldn’t shut up). We were together just shy of 6 years before we got engaged, and we are getting married in October. We figure our relationship has been long enough that we dont need a year + engagement, 4 months is plenty of time since I already had most of it figured out anyways LOL.
Post # 6
Fiance and I met the summer before senior year of high school and started dating in December of senior year. We went to different colleges about 2 hours apart. We just bought our house last year. We got engaged last December on our seventh anniversary and are getting married this year on our eighth anniversary.
Post # 7
We were together for 7 years!
Post # 8
We were together for 13 months.
Post # 9
10 months of dating before we got engaged.
Post # 10
It’s been 8 years and 2 months for us. We aren’t engaged yet and only just started talking seriously about it in the Past couple months. We’re having a ring made and then he’ll propose to me but it’ll be anither 6 months at least. Good thing I’m patient!
Post # 11
I’m a newbie, I guess! 🙂 2 years to the day. We love each other so much though, it feels so right. 🙂 And whatever hurdles come our way, we’ll face them as a team and get through them!
I should note that we were friends for 2 years before that too. 🙂
Post # 12
7 years, but we started dating young. We started to get pressure from family about getting engaged after 5 years.
Post # 13
9 months of dating, with a 9 month engagement. But we’re both around 40yo, and figured there is no reason to wait as we’re both sure it’s meant to be.
Post # 14
One year on the dot… not sure which one to vote for :p
Post # 15
We dated for 6 months then got engaged. Yup 🙂 We’ll be getting married close to being together a year and a half. Not one second thought. I knew quickly on that I wanted to marry this man.
Post # 16
My SO and I will be dating for just under 6 years before we get engaged. It’s happening in just over a week for us.