Poll: Women 30 and over only- How long did you date your SO before engagement?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: How long did you date before getting engaged?

    Less than 1 year

    1 year

    1 Year and a half

    2 Years

    2 and a half years

    3 Years

    Over 3 Years

  • Post # 2
    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2023

    He proposed at about 3 months. 

    Post # 3
    3891 posts
    Honey bee

    I said 2.5 years, but we bought the ring together in late Jan/early Feb and that would be 2.5.  He proposed 4 months later.  So closer to 3 years.

    Post # 4
    542 posts
    Busy bee

    proposed at 7 months, married at 2 year mark.

    Post # 5
    7574 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Well I was 29 when we met and dh was 33. He proposed a little over a year after we started dating. I def think being a bit older with lots of life experiences under our belt and stable jobs contributed to the relatively short timeline. If we’d met in our mid 20s I bet it would have taken 2-3 yrs to get engaged. 

    Post # 6
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I didn’t “get proposed to”, we just agreed one day that we wanted to get married.

    Your question seems to imply a woman has to wait for her man to make the move rather than propose herself, or that 2 mature adults can’t make the decision together. I find that quite ridiculous, sorry

    Post # 7
    1969 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Right around 3 years. Got married after 4. 


    Post # 8
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee

    11 years – we got together at 17 though and married in between our 30th birthdays. 🙂

    Post # 9
    9520 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    sensiblesusie :  we talked first.  we agreed that marriage was our future.  for all intents and purposes, i considered us engaged.  my husband still wanted to do the big proposal, so i let him.

    Post # 10
    2371 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I voted 1.5 years for the proposal, but we actually agreed to marry each other around the 9 month mark and the intervening time was spent planning the ring and proposal.

    When he proposed, DH was 28, I was 32.

    Post # 11
    45 posts

    We’ve been together almost a year (3 weeks shy) and we’re looking at rings tomorrow!

    Post # 12
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee

    We started dating in June 2016. We agreed to get married in October 2917 and got married June 2018. I was 39 when we got engaged. 

    Post # 13
    3319 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    4 months 

    Post # 14
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Started dating when we were both 31. Got engaged when we were 32. Just got married at age 33. 

    Post # 15
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    Got engaged after about a year and a half, getting married next month on our 2 year anniversary! 

    ETA I’m 30, and will turn 31 in October.

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