(Closed) how old were you and your SO when you got engaged/how long did you date?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 62
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@alohakay:  I was 30 when I got engaged and married. He was 33 when he got engaged and married. He proposed to me on our two year dating anniversary.

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We just got engaged last month at ages 26 (me) and 33 (him). We have been dating for two and a half years since we were 23 and 30. We will be 27 and 34 when we marry.

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Engaged this summer at 32 (me) and 30 (him). Dating for 7 years before that!! Can’t believe how quickly time flies 🙂

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We dated for 3.5 years and lived together for 1 year before I tricked him into getting engaged (or so he says Tongue Out). I was 26, he was a couple months shy of 30. 

It was only at that point (finished school, working a steady job) where we were both settled and ready for the next step.

Age is only a number, it’s the mind set and maturity that counts. There are days where I feel like I’m young and there’s no rush and then there are days where I feel like I need to pop out some babies before I get too old.

Post # 66
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Darling Husband and I got engaged after 4 years and 10 months of dating, I was 24 and he was 25. When we got married I was 25 and he was 26. It has been about 6 months after the wedding and I am 26 and he is 27. We’ve been together now for just over 6 1/2 years total, as we got married shortly after our 6 year anniversary with a 16 month engagement (1 year 4 months).

Post # 67
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was 27 and he was 31 when we got engaged. We had dated for 3 years.

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The first time I was engaged we dated for 4 years – I was 22 and he was 25 – we ended up breaking up about 5 months after the engagement.  Then when I was with my husband we get engaged after 10 months – I was 27 and he was 31.

Post # 69
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Helper bee

We were both 31 when we met. We moved in together 1 year later, at 32. Were got engaged after 18 months and we’ll both be 34 when we marry. It will be just shy of 3 years total from meet-to-married for us!

That being said, I’m the last of my friends to get married (hence my name. lol) The youngest got married at 23, the oldest was 40. Some dated and married within a year, others dated 7+ years before marrying. No divorces yet.

So it’s all about the couple and not about an age.

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was 20, married at 21. Darling Husband was 21, married at 22. We had been dating for 4 years and were in our last semester of college, which we completed before getting married.

If you want to wait, by all means! But there won’t be a magic shift between 24 and 25 that suddenly makes you “not too young”. Only you will know when you’re ready.

 

Post # 71
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We were dating for 2.5 years, got engaged in November. I am 25, he is 31. Getting married in October.

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@alohakay:  I was 33 and he was 34 when we got engaged.  We dated for 10 months before, and we got married 5 months after we got engaged.  Neither one of have been married before.

 

I asked my husband- if him and I had met we were younger, did he think we would have gotten married as soon as we did, or would we have waited?  And he said he still thinks we would have gotten married in the same time frame.

 

I honestly don’t know.  I believe we totally might have.  I have been in other LTRs, and never once truly wanted to get married.  And with my husband- I knew I wanted to marry him.  We fit well together, he “tolerates” me (LOL) for who I am.  And we’re best friends.  We actually LIKE to spend a lot of time together- we do *almost* everything together because we enjoy each other’s company.  He even goes shopping with me and he HATES shopping LOL

 

I don’t believe that just because you are youger, your marriage will fail.  I do believe many people (including people I know, who have admitted this)- get married too young.  I have a good friend who was a lot younger than her husband- I think it’s hard for some girls to say no to a diamond ring LOL  I also think a lot of people think that being in love with someone can make a marriage work.  

Of course you have to have love, but you have to like the person you’re with.  You have to learn to accept the flaws (that each of has) that are tolerable in the newer phases of relationhsips, but that maybe become more noticeable after time.  You have to learn how to grow and adapt with eachother- because we’re all changing and growing all the time!

 

It’s good to know you’re thinking about all of this.  But if you truly believe that you will marry you SO in time anyway, I don’t know that waiting to get engaged/married will make any difference!

Post # 73
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was 27, he was 30, we got engaged 1 month shy of 12 years together. We both turned 28 & 31 before the wedding.

Post # 74
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Blushing bee

I will be 23 and he will be 28 when we get engaged. At that time, we would have been courting for 8 months.

Post # 75
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@alohakay:  We dated for 10 years, I was 24 when he proposed he was 26.

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am 28 and Fiance is turning 32 in May. We got engaged last month. We have been dating for three years but have known eachother for about 20 years as he’s friends with my step dads brother and we went to HS together.

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