(Closed) SPINOFF: Anyone else know their FI a long time before getting engaged?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We dated & lived together for 7 years before he proposed.  I should add that we intentially postponed getting engaged so that we were stable financially and could afford the wedding/honeymoon we wanted. 

Post # 3
286 posts
Helper bee

We’ve been together for 4 but have known each other for 5 years. We are planning on getting engaged sometime soon! I don’t think it’s all that long but everyone always asks me why he hasn’t proposed yet lol. The questions started after about 6 months of dating and hasn’t stopped. It can be very annoying lol 

Post # 4
949 posts
Busy bee

We’d been together for 11 years when we got engaged, and so had known one another a little longer than that.

Post # 5
471 posts
Helper bee

We weren’t engaged super fast (Right at 2.5 years), but I’ve known Fiance since middle school, and we’re 35 now. Even went to junior prom together, but he was SUPER hot in school, and I was kind of a nerd…so I had no clue he had a crush on me.

Post # 6
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 2016

Been together 4.5 years, met at work 17 years ago.  He had just gotten married and there was nothing between us, other than professional respect.  I had met the person he married, and I remember thinking something must be wrong with him  – low self esteem or something like that.  She was obnoxious, unattractive, low class – all the things he’s not.  A lot of people at work were scratching their heads about that “union.”  Sure enough it didn’t last long.  He had long since transferred to another part of our company and we reconnected at a mutual friend’s retirement party :-). 

Post # 7
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yup! Darling Husband and I were middle school sweethearts that drifted apart after I moved away. We always stayed in contact and 10 years later we began dating, quickly moved in, lived together for 2.5 years and then got engaged. We’ve been together for about 6 years now and married 1.5 years!

Post # 8
1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I knew my husband for 5 years before we dated, and then we dated for 5 years before he proposed. We were engaged for 11 months, and we’ve been married 2 months. So I guess I’ve known him for about 11 years 🙂

Post # 9
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We were close friends for 7 years before we dated, he proposed after 3 years of dating/ living together. We lived together before we dated, I just had to switch rooms. He is, has been, my best friend. We have known each other almost 12 years now.

Post # 10
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017
    Ten years together before our engagement. Will be 12 by the time we’re married.
Post # 11
6710 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

We met about 10 years ago – started by internet chatting, then met up for real, LDR, moved in together, bought a house and then finally got engaged.  I married him within 6 months of that, you can bet.  First anniversary is coming up fast!

Post # 12
4534 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We met approx. 11.5 years before we got married, were a couple for almost 10 (got engaged a week before our 9-year dating anniv and got married a couple months before 10 years dating).

Post # 13
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Darling Husband and I were together 4.5 years before we were engaged. We were pretty much a couple the moment we met. We met and pretty much less than a month later we were an exclusive couple. Got married a month after our 5 year anniv. 

Post # 14
2805 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Fiance and I had a short lived thing back when we were 18 and in high school. Rekindled at the ten year reunion and when we are finally married, it will be 16 years since our first kiss!!

Post # 15
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Long Island

Darling Husband & I were friends back in HS, reconnected after college, dated for 3 years, engaged for 1 year so I’d say we’ve known each other almost 15 years and have been together for a little over 4!

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