Post # 1
This is a spin off of another post…
I’m wondering what the average bee thinks is too long to wait after you started dating to get engaged.
Although I didn’t include it in the poll, I am interested to see how age relates to this, so if you would, tell your answer and your age in the response block in addition to answering the poll, that would be fantastic 🙂
I personally am not sure where I stand on this but my guy and I started dating over 3 years ago and I am 27 years old, so it is something I’m starting to think about…
Post # 3
Oops, thought I stopped this to edit before it got published…why is there no delete post button???
Please see other post
Post # 4
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
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
We dated 6 months before becoming engaged. At the time I was 35 and he was 33.
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.