(Closed) The Buzz: What length of time did you date before getting engaged, and…

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 122
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Kiss My Fiance and I dated for almost 7 years before we got engaged.

We met when he was a senior in high school and I was about to turn 19.

Needless to say we had not even begun our college experience so we decided to continue dating as we pursued our education. Early on we knew that we wanted to get married, but our education was important. We wanted to wait until we were almost finished with our B.A. degrees, and I am so happy that we waited… that we are waiting.

Our wedding is October 10, 2014; 4 months after we are due to graduate with our B.A. degrees. 

 

 

Post # 123
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We were together for 4 1/2 years before he proposed. We lived together for 3 years before the engagement which gave us a sense of how we would handle daily life together and all that comes from living with one another. 

Post # 124
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Mrs. Penguin:  We knew eachother for about a year and a half, and had been dating officially for a year and 3 months when Fiance proposed.  I think we’d both dated enough before to know exactly what we wanted, and we were able to recognize how right it was ๐Ÿ™‚  

Post # 125
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We were together for 11 months before he proposed. We went to high school together and were friends for about 3 years before we started dating. I wasn’t expecting a proposal that quickly into our relationship, but I think it worked out well for us. 

Post # 126
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We met when I was 16 and he was 18 and dated for 6.5 years before we got engaged. We were long distance all of our college years and obviously needed time to figure out ourselves and whether we actually wanted to make it work. I’m not sure if we would even start dating if we met now because we grew up with each other and had such a huge influence on who we each became, but I know after years of hard work that he is my life partner and I can’t wait marry and finally live with him (still long distance for the forseeable future.)

Post # 127
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’ve been together since February so 6 months to engaged and in one month we’ll be married ๐Ÿ™‚ when you know, you just know

Post # 128
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Firmly on the “when you know, you just know” train ourselves!  Met online, met four days later, got engaged 10 days shy of our first anniversary, and will be engaged for about 18 months before we get married… yep, engaged longer than we knew each other originally!  The long engagement was more because we got engaged in September 2012 and wanted a March wedding (late Summer down under)… and 2013 just seemed too daunting. 

Whilst I’m more than ready to be married NOW I must say the long engagement has just solidified our relationship and our love for each other.  I didn’t know it was possible but I love him even more now than when he popped the question!  We’ve been through quite a lot of health issues on my part and resultant financial hardship this year and yet we’ve come out of that closer and stronger than ever before. 

If there’s one thing I know for sure, everyone has a different story and what’s right for one couple might not work for another.  But I swear we knew from about 3-4 months in that we were going to end up together for the rest of our lives!

Post # 129
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Serafino Wines

Almost 11 months. I have to agree that sometimes you just know. We’ve known each other for over 8 years and in a perfect world we probably would have gotten together a lot earlier than we did, but life got in the way. I’m just happy that we are finally together. I’m not usually one for cliches and mushy romantic stuff but I honestly feel like he was meant for me. We just go together so well and have a pretty perfect relationship (as close as it gets anyway!). We’ve only had rude comments about rushing into it and being too young from strangers. FYI – we’re both 21, will be almost 23 when we get married. Everyone close to us knows our past and has no problem with it.

Post # 130
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Wellll….we were together for not quite 4 months when he asked if ‘would’ marry him…as in, someday. A week later I found out I was pregnant! So I moved in…and our daughter was born exactly one year after the night we met. He officially proposed 3 weeks later. Of course, that was almost 3 years ago…haha…we’ve been in no hurry.

Post # 131
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

my Fiance and I had just hit our 16th month of dating when he popped the question back in December. When we get married we will be a month shy of three years together. 

We planned our wedding to be a year and half out so we could have time to plan and save up for our wedding, but I just felt we needed more time to get use to living with each other before we get married. We had only been living together for about 4 months when he proposed.

i can’t wait until we get married. He is my best friend and I can’t wait to spend our lives together. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 132
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

we dated 2/12 years before getting engaged… 

Post # 133
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We dated for just under 4 years before we got engaged. FH says every 4 years something big has to happen, which doesn’t explain why we’re getting married a year after getting engaged.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 134
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

We dated for five years before getting engaged and then waited another two before getting married. It ended up being the perfect timing for us because we met so young. We met our freshman year of college and dated throguhout. We moved to my hometown afterwards and had time to save for our dream wedding. It also gave us time to save for a home, so everything just fell into place at the right time for us.

Post # 135
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Newbee

We dated for a year and two months. What’s even funnier is that 9 of those months were spent 1600 miles apart! I have no need to give any explanations or justifications, he’s the perfect example of what love can do the second time around. Never been happier! 

Post # 136
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We dated for 1 year 1 month and 14 says before we got engaged.

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