Post # 1
Spinoff from the “How long?” post. I found it interesting that some people consider quick to be married within months and some consider quick to be married within years.
I generally think less than a year (from dating to married, not dating to engaged) is quick no matter the age. For younger people (like mid-late 20s), I think less than two years is quick. For really young people (like HS sweethearts) I think under 3-4 years is quick. Although it often depends on other factors like general life experience and if they were good friends before dating.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I said 1.5-2, but as with so many of these posts, it really depends on the couple. There are some people for whom I would say three years was quick, and there are some for whom I would say 6 months is just right.
Post # 4
My husband and I had a quick courtship. 🙂
Post # 5
I said 6-12 months. Fiance and I will have been together 2.5 years when we get married but when I tell people our story I get a lot of “why not wait a few more years?” Or “wow, so fast? I’ve been with my bf for 6 years!” It’s all relative I guess.
Post # 6
We were engaged after 6 months and we will have been together a year and three months when we get married. It’s quick, but so right!
Post # 7
I’d say anything less than a year is quick. Fiance and I dated for just under 6 months before getting engaged, and will be married shortly after 10 months together.
I don’t think quick is bad. It depends on the relationship/people.
Post # 8
I think it depends on a few things, are we talking first meeting to married or first dating to married? And I do think age has some to do with it. A 17-18 year old who meets and marrys someone in 6 months is a lot “faster” to me than someone who is 25+ doing the same thing. But sometimes people, even younger ones who have known each other for years then start dating it makes more sense to get married quickly.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Anything under 1.5 years seems quick to me, regardless of age. I have friends who got married that fast and they seem perfect for each other, but at the same time I still feel like they got engaged/married really fast.
Post # 10
2 years or less, regardless of age. However, quick doesn’t mean BAD. 🙂
That being said, DH and I went from dating to engaged to married in 14 months, so ours was also a quick courtship.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I think anything shorter than 18 months seems “quick” to me, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I would have had no problems marrying Mr. LK within 18 months, whether that was “quick” or not. It just worked out that we ended up being a couple for a bit more than 2 years before we got hitched.
Post # 12
I put 1-1.5 years, just based on experience with people I know. FI and I are the first in our group of friends to get married, with the shortest turnaround. The ones we know as acquaintances around our age (24 and 26) got married after dating 3 or 4 years or more.
Post # 13
I think going from dating to married in under 6 months is pretty quick for anyone, but to each their own.
As far as going from dating to engaged, I can’t say much because Fiance and I got engaged a few weeks shy of our one year anniversary and will be married at just under two years together.