(Closed) How long would/did you wait to get engaged?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How long would/did you wait to get engaged after you started dating?
    >1 - 2 years : (13 votes)
    41 %
    >2 - 4 years : (15 votes)
    47 %
    >4 - 5 years : (2 votes)
    6 %
    >5 years : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m 26 and he’s 26.  We both had gotten out of long-term relationships that didn’t go as planned.  We were ready to be in a relationship that was the ‘real-deal’.  We knew we wanted to get engaged after 6 months of dating, but we waited until a year had passed to make it more ‘normal’.

    The reason why my previous relationship ended was because we had dated seriously for 3 years (he was already 29), and he kept shoving any talk of marriage out the window.  I figured if he didn’t know if he wanted to marry me after three years, then he wasn’t going to.  So I waved bubye to Mister Commitment-Phob and never looked back!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    25, we dated through college, took a year apart, been back together for 2 years and got engaged… so 7 years total.  The last year was rough b/c we were living together and I felt antsy about it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We dated 6 months before becoming engaged.  At the time I was 35 and he was 33. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    we started dating when I was 20 and he was 21. Did long distance for two years, lived together for one year and then got engaged. 2 years before the wedding, which is now in 10 months. we are getting married on our 5 year aniversary!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We got engaged after about 1.5 years (and living together for about 1), I am 32 and he was 35 at the time.

    Post # 9
    Member
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We got engaged after dating for almost exactly 2 years.  Our engagement is 16 months, and we’ll be 24 (and 10 months) and 26 (and 7 months) when we get married.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think the number 1 factor is age and financial status. I was with a guy for 6 yrs, hs/college age and there was no way we would have afforded to get married and live in the real world. However after 3yrs of dating Darling Husband he gave me a ring since we were in a situation that we could afford to get married and survive on our own after.

    Post # 11
    Member
    638 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We got engaged after 13 months of a LDR where we saw each other typically every other weekend. I was 37 and he was 27. I wasn’t expecting it for another 6 months to a year, but he was ready, apparently. 🙂

    Post # 12
    Member
    302 posts
    Helper bee

    I said 2-4 years. We are at 4.5 and I am totally ready (have been for years, but it became more of a reality–out of school, more money– when we hit 4 years). He is, too, but we are waiting on money and a house.  If I get to 5 years without a ring I will feel embarrassed and way too anxious.  I will be 25 when we hit 5 years and so will he. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    48 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My Fiance and I had been dating for about 1.5 years before he proposed. Although, I think I was ready to marry him within in the first 6 months of dating. :o) I was 26 and he was 25 when he proposed.

     

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