(Closed) When did you start "waiting" to be engaged?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: When did you start "waiting" to be engaged?
    Less than 1 year into the relationship : (17 votes)
    22 %
    1 year into the relationship : (12 votes)
    15 %
    2 years into the relationship : (16 votes)
    20 %
    3 years into the relationship : (16 votes)
    20 %
    4 years into the relationship : (7 votes)
    9 %
    5 years into the relationship : (5 votes)
    6 %
    6 years into the relationship : (4 votes)
    5 %
    7 years into the relationship : (0 votes)
    Over 7 years into the relationship : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    334 posts
    Helper bee

    We talked about it about 6 months into the relationship. I’m quite a cautious person though and the divorce stats make me nervous lol. I want us to be together for at least 5 years before we get engaged, I think that is a reasonable time to go through all the ups and downs and figure out whether we can stick it out 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I wanted to get engaged 2 years into a relationship but he proposed 1 month after our 3 year anniversary

    Post # 5
    Member
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i started to think it was becoming time to get engaged after 2 years. 
    From 3 years till the second we got engaged it started driving me mental and i couldn’t wait any longer. Got engaged at 3 years 8 months. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    176 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Artificial-Sweetener: I used to say that if a guy had not proposed after 3 years I would dump them. I started thinking about getting engaged at about the 2-year mark when many of our friends who had been dating less or about the same time as we had started getting engaged/ married. Of course when 3 years rolled around I was far too head over heels to call it quits just because of a stupid timeline but I did tell my SO that time was ticking and that I wanted to get married soon so if he did not that would be a deal breaker. That was 2 months ago so we’ll see…

    Post # 7
    Member
    27 posts
    Newbee

    Well, we started talking about it about 9 months into the relationship, I’m not one to do things rashly, but with him everything flew out the window, I have been “waiting” for  less than a month now, but we have a ring! (My grandmothers wedding ring is being given to us!!!) So now, I just have to wait for him to have the chat with my dad!!!!

    Post # 8
    Member
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Atrium at the Curtis Center

    Mine was about a year and a half in, when we went on vacation together and started really looking at rings.  Once he had the ring and started dropping hints, that’s when it REALLY turned into waiting!  It was only about a month of that though! 

    Post # 9
    Member
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We started talking about it at, oh, 3 months or so?

    Post # 10
    Member
    1882 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We knew we were forever around 3 years into the relationship, but I had goals that I needed to accomplish before I could entertain the thought of engagement. That said, I started wondering when a proposal would come around 5.5 years into the relationship. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    181 posts
    Blushing bee

    We started talking about marriage and the like pretty early on.. less than 6months into dating.  He didnt start saving for the ring till 2yrs in (we wanted to just be together for a while) and “officially” proposed the day before we got married lol. (courthouse wedding)

    Post # 12
    Member
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    At 2 years in. I had told Fiance 6 months prior I was “ready to be engaged whenever he was.” And assumed at some point he would go out, buy a ring and propose. Then at around 2 years he randomly told me he was “ready to be engaged too”. I hadn’t brought it up at all. Then he waited 2 more years to propose. So I “waited” for two years from when he was “ready to be engaged” until he actually decided to propose.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    We’ve been talking about the future since very early on in our relationship, but I didn’t officially consider myself waiting until we moved in together and discussed a timeline at the beginning of this year (4 years into our relationship).

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    About 2 years.  It was the first time we went ring shopping.

    Post # 15
    Member
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Fiance brought it up within our first month of dating (half-joking) and it was on my mind a lot after that…  But we’d been best friends for a couple years before that.

    I started seriously “waiting” after about 6 months.  It feels like it’s been longer though since we’ve been so close for so long!

    Post # 16
    Member
    2981 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    After about 3 years into the relationship, after we opened a joint account and purchased a home together. That was that April, and I got engaged in September, on my birthday. We knew we were going to get married, we just did things a little differently than most.

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