(Closed) How long were your parents dating before they married?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think my parents dated for a couple years, two or three. Not sure about my grandparents, though I’m positive it wasn’t long since both my grandfathers were military.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

My mom and stepdad dated for 5 years. My Dad and stepmom dated for 4 years. Me and SO will be dating for 6 years when we marry.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

7 months, going on 33 years!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve actually never asked … I should.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My parents first date was their senior prom, then dad joined the military and mom stayed home and went to college. 5 years after they graduated from high school they got married. In reality they actively dated for  about 2 years when I think about.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Parents dated 3 years, engaged 2.  They say if they were permitted (Dad was at Coast Guard Academy – not permitted to have: wife, car, or horse (car nowadays)), they would have married sooner.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I think they were together for 3 years before they got engaged, 4 by the time they were married.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My parents were ENGAGED for 7 years. I don’t know how long they actually dated out side of that!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My parents were friends in elementary and middle school and high school sweethearts.  Dad followed Mom to college and they got married two weeks after she graduated from college (he was done a semester earlier, smarty pants). 

My paternal grandparents knew each other for 3 weeks before getting engaged.  She was actually engaged to another man and wouldn’t see my grandpa unless he was serious – so he proposed!  I don’t know about my maternal grandparents, since my grandpa died when I was 3mo old.  My grandma and step-grandpa dated for a few years before getting married. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

IDK about my dad and my mom, but my day and my stepmom dated for about 4 months before getting engaged and got married 11 months later.  And they say that Fiance and I were fast…we will have been together over 2 years before we get married.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

my parents were dating for 4 years when they got married, but they also met when they were 12 and 14. they got married super young (16/18) but were still going strong when my mom passed away

my grandparents dated less than a year before the got married, were engaged after 4 months.

FI’s parents met and were married within 4 months, but that had something to do the army

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My parents met in college. They dated for 6 months and got engaged and were married about a year after so about 1.5 years total. No wonder my parents stopped asking about engagement since it was 5 years dating and 1.5 year engagement for me. My parents are going to have their 27th wedding anniversary this year.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My parent’s started dating in high school – although I’m not sure during what year. They got married at twenty-three and twenty-four though, so it would have been for at least seven or eight years.

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