Post # 32
I would suggest you go with how you feel about an engagement.
For me I would not and could not consider getting engaged until particular cirumstances fell into place, e.g. living together (LDR) finished our education and had good secure jobs. I knew I wanted to marry my bf a few years ago but it wasn’t until xmas that the final piece fell into place and overnight I was ready and became a waiting bee!
Also I have been in a relationship with my bf for nearly 6 years and fortunately our families are very supportive and know how serious it is. So an engagement for me would mean I would start planning my wedding straight away and have a relatively short engagement, therefore I have not been in a rush to get engaged earlier in our relationship.
That is just my experience and how I view MY engagement (to be). I am totally supportive of others having different choices because I know every relationship is different. Just make sure is what you want. x
Post # 33
We had a similar situation. We started dating at 14/15, and had been together 7 years when we got married. I was worried about what parents would think because they wanted us to finish school first. However, they were THRILLED, and it was definitely the best decision we could have made.
Post # 34
Im 22 and my fiance is 24, and we will be married when im 23 and I dont feel its too young at all. But I think its diffrent for everyone, we have been together 3 years and have been living together for awhile now and we are both settled in our carreers and more than finacially stable. Only you know if your two young. The fact that you need others opinions if your two you might answer your own question though, that your not sure might be a red flag 🙂 hope this helps.
Post # 35
Hey fellow young bee!
i’m 21 and my Fiance is 23, we have also been togther since I was 14. We got engaged on my 21st birthday. He is starting his masters in the summer and we are getting married in Jan (after 8 years together!).. our family have been nothing but supportive.
If it feels right to you, go for it (: however I do agree with the post above me, if you need others opinions, maybe you are not quite in the right place.