(Closed) How many serious relationships did you have before meeting your current SO?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How many serious relationships did you have before meeting your current SO?
    none : (44 votes)
    28 %
    one : (45 votes)
    28 %
    two : (35 votes)
    22 %
    three : (17 votes)
    11 %
    four : (7 votes)
    4 %
    five : (2 votes)
    1 %
    5+ : (9 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 46
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    None – we started dating at 14 and married at 24 🙂

    Post # 47
    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

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    bluesparkles:  Define serious.

    Are you asking how many sexual relationships I had before meeting DH? (One).

    Or how many deep, emotionally attached relationships I had before meeting DH? (Debateable… it’s complicated).

    Or does your definition of serious have to mean that it must be emotionally attached but also sexual? (In which case, zero).

    I was 22 when I met DH. Married just before I turned 30.

    Post # 48
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    None. Oh sure, I “dated” a guy online for about two years, but our actual physical time together in each other presence was a little less than a month. It was about on the 4th trip visiting each other I realized I couldn’t stand this guy and did NOT want to be tied down to him forever.

    My SO is the only man I’ve ever seriously dated. We got together literally on his 24th birthday, and a few months later I turned 25.

    Post # 49
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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    bluesparkles:  I had some short lived relationships before but two really serious long-term ones before I met Fiance. I met Fiance when I was 24 and now I am 29 (FI is four years older).

    Post # 50
    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

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    bluesparkles:  I had 2 serious relationships before I met my Fiance, and I was 27 and he was 29. He also had 2 other serious relationships before we met. 

    Post # 51
    612 posts
    Busy bee

    I had one serious S.O. I dated for 2 years. (I guess I would not count my HS boyfriend I dated for a year…I don’t even think we went on a real date?)…other than that i dated maybe 2 or 3 other guys between my 2 yr relationship and my Fiance for 3-5 months each.

    My Fiance and I met in HS (he was a year older) and finally got around to dating at the end of college. We have been dating for 4 years, he is now 27 and I am 25.

    Post # 52
    6518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    bluesparkles:  i was 18 when i met DH, so any relationships before that were very immature relationships, so I wouldn’t consider or compare them to the relationship I have with DH. 

    Either way, the relationship I was in before DH was a very abusive one, physically and emotionally which left me very guarded and feeling very low of myself. Poor DH had to put me back together, and he has the patience of a saint! 

    Post # 53
    2678 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I don’t consider this a “serious” relationship now looking back, but we dated for over 2 years in high school ..did everything together & even considered going to to same college together blah blah blah.  We broke up soon after graduation.  I dated here & there, but nothing that serious & then at age 19 I met & began dating my DH (then 20).  We’ve been together for almost 6 years now & married for nearly 2!

    Post # 54
    229 posts
    Helper bee

    I had 4 serious relationships prior to meeting SO. All last 6 months – 2 years.. I was engaged twice and in both of those relationships I left during a pregnancy. I now have 2 children. I’ve been with SO for 5 years and we actually met and started dating while I was pregnant with my youngest. He is my longest relationship that I’ve ever been in. I am 28 going on 29 in November. He is 37.

    Post # 55
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I had one serious boyfriend before meeting my husband. We were together for 3.5 years (Age 19-22 for myself). I met my current significant other at age 23.

    Personally, I don’t think my current relationship would’ve worked if I hadn’t “done the dance” before. I was a late bloomer in all senses of the word and I need experience before I can make an informed decision.

    Post # 56
    6338 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I was 25 when we met and he was my first serious relationship.

    Post # 57
    31 posts

    We met in middle school. I dated some others, but only 2 actual relationships.

    We were too stubborn to just get together and stay togther when we first met. We always said one day…..

    One day finally came after 10 years! Been together over 3 years now…. =]

    Post # 58
    2108 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I will say truely serious 3, I had 2 others I dated exclusively but never really got serious.

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