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How long before engagement

AllerianAllerian Posts: 72Registered Users
So, I'm going to preface with, I just started dating awesome guy. We've only been dating for about 3 weeks. So I'm just curious about this. How long did you date before getting engaged. I asked my parents and they said they started dating in december, and got married in august. That seems a little fast. They were about my age (25).
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    I met my husband when I was 22 and he was 24. We both knew right away that the other was "the one". We moved in together after 4 months, were engaged at 6 months, and married 7 months later (so 13 months after we started dating).

    It sounds so cliche, but it's true that when you know, you know.
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  • SarahMarieSarahMarie Posts: 901Registered Users
    We just got engaged last week after almost 4 and a half years of dating. The wedding will be this summer.

    ETA: I am 24 and will be 25 in November.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's right when it's right. There is no good time frame.

    For us it was 7 months, married a over a year later.
  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I was about 18 when I met my husband. He was 20. We knew in a few weeks that we were for good. We got engaged on our four year anniversary.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    One month after we started dating. I was 18 and he was 21. We got married 2.5 years later. 14 years of marriage this December.
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    We dated for a year and three months before we got engaged. We were engaged for three months before marriage.

    We just celebrated our 5th anniversary in December and I can't believe it!

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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    We got engaged after about two months of dating. Married about eight months after that.

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  • twirlacurltwirlacurl Posts: 100Registered Users
    We met at a nightclub Aug. 9. 1985, he proposed Dec. 21, 1985 and we married Aug. 9, 1986.

    We have been married for almost 23 years. He is my soulmate!

    I was 22 and he was 25.
  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users
    We dated for a month before getting engaged. We waited a little longer than we wanted to get married. We had a 7 month engagement instead of the 2 we wanted. Friends and family needed to catch up.
    Like cympreni said, when it's right, it's right. When you know, you know.
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    We were together 3 years before we got engaged. It was the 2nd time around for the both of us, so we didn't want to jump into anything too quickly.
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  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    We started talking about marriage at 8 months, engaged at a little over a year. Married 10 months later
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  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    DH and I dated for 6 years before we got engaged.

    I was 20 and he was 21 when we started dating. It didn't take us 6 years to figure out that each other was "the One". But marriage was not a priority for either of us when we met, and we both had things we wanted to get done (as individuals) before we were ready to get married.
  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    We got engaged after dating off and on for 2+ years and married about 5 months after that. Something like that.
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm not engaged, nor have I ever been, so I have no idea what would be 'right' for me. But I am a firm believer in going with your gut. If it feels right, and you're happy and both on the same page, more power to you.

    Right now, my SO and I are getting some serious flack from some of his friends on how 'quickly' we've moved. It's really starting to piss me off, seeing how judgmental people are.
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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    We started talking about marriage at 7 months...engaged at 13 months and then married at 20 months. We decided to wait on getting engaged so our families would get to know each other.

    I don't think any amount of time would have helped my FIL. I don't think he ever thought about his kids getting married. :D
  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    We met in January, but due to circumstances didn't have our first official date until April.

    We knew the other was the "one" by June/July.

    We got married about a week before our 8 year anniversary of meeting :)
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    We were engaged 16 months after we met and it was another 16 months before we got married. We were talking about marriage about 2 or 3 months after meeting, but no way were we in a hurry for it! I was 27 when we met, my husband was 24.
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  • vegas_curlsvegas_curls Posts: 858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Everyone's mileage may vary time-wise, but I echo the "when it's right, it's right" sentiment.

    DH and I started making wedding plans on our first date in mid-November '05. He officially proposed in March of '06, and we were married 2 months later and are yet having a blast! :love8:
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Wow, many of you were engaged fast! My bf and I have been together 14 months. We started talking marriage maybe 3 months ago.

    That being said, I accidently found a payment slip for a ring that I will probably be seeing by the end of this year :love7:
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