(Closed) Who got engaged at a year or less of dating?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We started dating begining of feb 2010, and he then proposed to me on my 21st birthday on april 30th 2010. So probably just shy of 2 and a half months!We had know each other a few years previously,gone on one or two dates,but then lost touch for 3 years. It was pure luck that we bumped into each other again,so we hooked up straight away. Didnt really have a huge amount of naysayers,a little bit from my mum but she also knows that ve got an old head on my shoulders. Most of it was from people my age, who were nowhere near even thinking about marriage,or even a solid bf/gf,lol. I got a lot of “arent you too young?” but I just shrugged and gave them a sneaky smile. My BFF told me that my smile made everyone wonder what they were missing out on,lol!

We moved in together June 2010, and married last september. And were nearly 6 months in to married life! People still say we are in the honeymoon phase,or that it will never last,but those are usually people who dont know us well,or havent seen us together and how we interact with each other.

Post # 62
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Okay So I may get a bunch of your crazys right now but I’ll play anyways πŸ™‚ We dated for 3 months before moving in, we were engaged by 6 months or so, with  2 yr engagement. We’ve known each other for years which helps, but here’s the part where people think I’m crazy… We are both 19. When we get married we will have been dating for a month shy of 3 years which my parents are happy about, and if I had any doubts in my mind that I wasn’t doing the right thing I wouldn’t go through with it. Truth is I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life. When you know you know is absolutely right πŸ™‚ And yes I have been told that I’m throwing my life away, people asking if I was pregos etc. I just brush it off. It’s none of their business anyways πŸ˜€

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll totally play!

Met FH through work, but he was in WI and I was in ND. 9 hr drive each way, LDR for 6 months before I moved here (with my at the time 1 1/2 year old son, who will be 4 this August). Got engaged on our 1 yr anniversary, 18 month engagement to end with our wedding this June.

This will be my second marriage, got married at 20 divorced at 23.

Met FH at 25 years old, he is exactly 3 months older than me.

I think I answered everything lol πŸ™‚

Post # 64
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336 posts
Helper bee

I’m still waiting and we’ve been together nearly 4 years…. we’re high school sweethearts, I was 16 when we started dating.  BUT his parents have been happily married for nearly 26 years & they got engaged after dating for 2 months to the day (and married exactly 1 year later).  His grandparents got engaged after 10 DAYS and have been married 48.5 years.

Statistically, people who get engaged quickly are more likely to get divorced but it clearly doesn’t mean it always happens and people should know enough to not share their fears if they’re just general and not because of a specific reason.

Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Fiance and I dated for about 11 months when we got engaged, and we’ll be engaged for 11 months when we get married. We haven’t gotten many naysayers, as we are both mature and responsible adults. We chose to get married sooner rather than later because we know we are great together. We make each other happy and have a lot on common. Now that we are a few months from the wedding, I can say I have no regrets about moving quickly in our relationship.

Post # 66
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Busy bee

@google:  We got engaged after 10 months of dating. We didn’t really get a lot of grief about it because we’re older. I agree with the other posters that all relationships are different and if it feels like the right time for you to get engaged, go for it!  Good luck!  πŸ™‚ 

Post # 67
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@peasantsong:  You guys sound like us. We moved in at about 3-4 months. Engaged at 7.5 months. Will be 25(me) and almost 30(FI) when we get married. I honestly knew for sure after about 4 months, Fiance says it was sooner for him.

At first I think I was worried that folks would think I lost my mind. But honestly we have such a healthy and storng relationship that no one has ever told us to hold back, they just feel happy for the love that they can see πŸ™‚

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

DH and I got engaged 3 days shy of 1 year. We knew each other for a year before we started dating, but in a setting we weren’t allowed to date (he was my athletic trainer and I was a cheerleader) – we dated in secret for 6 months (I wasn’t an athlete, but still a student) so we had lots of alone time hanging out and getting to know each other. We had a 13 month engagement. I just turned 25 this year and DH will be 27 this year

I know a couple who knew each other for a couple of years and got engaged 6 months after they started dating and married 7 months later. They’re both 23

I also know a couple who met, were engaged, and married within a year.

It just depends on the couple and how sure you are about spending your lives together.

Post # 69
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I know a couple who got married on a dare the very first night they met. 10 years later and they are still going strong! 

every relationship really is different!

Post # 71
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Newbee

Hmmm hypocrites tell me not to count on getting engaged within a year but look what we got here. Interesting is all I have to say. Yell

Post # 72
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Busy bee

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@Dell79:  im not trying to be a [email protected]#$ I swear.lol. but in my sociology class my proffessor went over that statistic saying that it was false and there is no way to prove the percentage of married people that end up divorced. Because it is taking that each year there was 50% who got married and 50 % who got divorced. Not accounting for the people who on on there 3rd marriage and the person who is on there first. So some people because some people have 2, 3, 4+ marriages take up the more of the 50% of divorces accounyed for in that statistic. If that makes sence. She was a lot better at explaining it. Lol

Post # 73
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

DH and I got engaged almost exactly a year after our first date, but started talking about marriage 4 months after we began dating. We moved in together 2 months after our first date… but we had known eachother for 3 years prior to officially dating. The timing just turned out right and things moved fast after that!

 

Post # 74
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Fi and I got engaged on our 1st year anniversary :).

 

We were best friends before we started dating, though. I knew I was going to marry him even when we were friends (and I wasn’t interested in him like that AT ALL).

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