Post # 1
My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are going on 6 months now. We are moving to oakland in janurary and want to be engage before we move to tell my parents. We were both in very bad relationship prior. I was in a 8yr abusive relationship and fortunately got out. My Boyfriend or Best Friend now is just wonderful and I don’t feel like its too soon. Our plans and our timeline might sound too soon, but it feels right to us. We get along so well and are alike in so many ways. I’ll just like to hear other people’s stories on getting engaged/married after knowing each other less than a year. How many months till you got engaged? How long have you been married now?
Post # 3
@echolove: we got engaged after 3 months. i was surprised. we got married 2.5 years later. we are both encores so we knew what we wanted in a mate.
Post # 4
My Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law met, got engaged and were married within a 3 month span. They’ve been together (happily!) for over 30 years now 🙂
My FH and I first talked about marriage around the 6 month mark. We knew early on that we were going to end up together but because he worried about what people would think, he waited until after a year to propose.
I think that many people know very early on what is right for them and if it is – do it!
Post # 5
Me and my guy are going to get engaged at the latest in November, which would put us at the 8 month mark. We knew after a month that we were each other’s “One,” and soon after he met my family, I went out of state to meet his, and when we came back from that trip, we looked at rings.
So now I’m just waiting for the proposal, which we agreed will be before we go to see his family again in December. It’s been pleasant, being on the same page. However, we will have a 1.5 year engagement because he has to be stationed overseas for a year. If he could, he would take me with him, but he can’t.
I appreciate the planning period, anyway. 🙂
Post # 6
My fiancé and I got engaged at the 8 month mark. We never looked at rings or anything so I had no idea. After the engagement, he told me he began looking at rings at around 6 months.
Post # 7
My mom and stepdad got married (in Vegas!) within 3 months of knowing each other. They didn’t elope, had a very nice small wedding with family. 15 years later they are still happily married. They were in their late 30s, it was their 2nd wedding for both of them. I guess they just knew then that it was the right thing to do 🙂
Post # 8
My husband and I got married within 6 months of knowing each other. We’ve now been married just over a year. Things have been pretty rocky for us and even though I’m glad he and I are together, I really wish we had waited to get to know each other better before marriage.
Post # 9
Darling Husband and I were engaged at 3 months and married at 10 months. Our 2nd anniversary is in a couple of weeks & we’re very, very happy.
Post # 10
Darling Husband and I got engaged after 1 year and had a 5 month engagement. However, we knew within our first two months together that we were going to get married, and we set a wedding date about 6 months into dating. We waited to get engaged because we wanted a short engagement and because we were long-distance at the time.
Post # 11
I actually met my Darling Husband on eHarmony, though we both credit God with bringing us together via this particular “tool.” Initially, we communicated electronically (at first only through the eHarmony site, then, finally, via texts and phone calls), and we had our first date about two-and-a-half months later. We became engaged approximately five months after our first date, and we were married 11 months following our engagement.
We’ve now been married about 3.25 years. It has been a very long, very challenging, very difficult transition involving an enormous and dramatic life change for me, as I relocated to another state, left behind my successful career, my friends, and my church, and took on the exciting — yet daunting — new roles of wife, pastor’s wife, stepmother of multiple kids, and homemaker. It definitely was the biggest “risk” I have ever taken and, honestly, it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. However, I am now part of something that is so much bigger than just myself, and I have a wise and Godly husband and a wonderful and very special family! 🙂
Post # 12
My Grandparents were together 5 months before getting engaged. They were married there entire lives.
My parents were MARRIED within 3 months. No engagment. Just married after 3 months of being together. They have been married now for 20 years.
Every couple is different it’s right when it’s right x
Post # 13
My parents are celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary this month. They met, got engaged, and were married within 9 months. It really does work out for some couples!
Post # 14
@echolove: My parents met in August, were engaged in January, and got married in June and they just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. When you know, you know. I knew with my Fiance right away, but it took him a while to ask. His parents are divorced so it was a little more scary for him than for me.
Post # 15
Darling Husband and I got engaged about 4 months after starting to date, and eight months later. We did a courtship thing with the intent of marriage, not traditional dating.
EDIT: Oh, and I had a friend from college that moved in with her then boyfriend a month after meeting. They got married a year after that, and have been married about three years.
Post # 16
I moved in with my Fiance like 2 weeks after we met last july , we got engaged on Christmas, and getting married this coming May!