How long did you date before becoming engaged?

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ShannonE2011 Posts : 6 Registered: 4/21/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Jul 11, 2010 11:22 AM Go to message in response to: TheNewMrsJ

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staravia Posts : 1 Registered: 7/12/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Jul 12, 2010 3:11 AM Go to message in response to: Dessy

My fiance and I were together eight months when he proposed, although we started talking about marriage like the second month or so after we started dating. I agree with the previous posters...when it's right, it's right. When we get married in May of next year, we will have been together for almost 2 1/2 years.

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AngeArmani Posts : 56 Registered: 3/29/09
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Jul 15, 2010 8:01 PM Go to message in response to: Dessy

2 years, seems very quick when I think back.

 

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STBMrsBW Posts : 21 Registered: 7/16/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Jul 16, 2010 9:32 AM Go to message in response to: Dessy

We dated for 6 months before we both knew we never wanted to be apart but neither one of us wanted to rush since we both had bad first marriages. We have been together for 2 1/2 years and it has been pure bliss! We finally made it offical! He talked to my dad and picked out the ring! We are planning the wedding for next summer :)

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SunnySummer Posts : 2 Registered: 7/19/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Jul 19, 2010 9:55 AM Go to message in response to: Dessy

Almost 18 months, but we had been talking about for about a 6 months before he popped the question! We have been living together for a year. I don't think time really matters, I knew after the first few months he was Mr Right :) As long as you getting married for the right reasons, any time is long enough!!!

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kelciey Posts : 4 Registered: 4/24/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Aug 1, 2010 7:58 PM Go to message in response to: Dessy

My fiance and I datedfor almost 5 years before we got engaged. We will be together a little over 7 years when we get married.

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FutureMDBride Posts : 4 Registered: 8/1/10
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Posted: Aug 4, 2010 12:50 PM Go to message in response to: kelciey

I just got engaged last weekend, a few days shy of 1 year and 11 months!

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sassy411 Posts : 52 Registered: 8/16/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Aug 16, 2010 9:38 AM Go to message in response to: Dessy

I'm what you call a "mature" bride, at least chronologically.

We dated for about a year, got engaged & then I called it off. I wasn't ready. He stuck around after that & five years later, we're finally ready.

When we met, I was going through a nasty divorce from an abuser, so I wasn't really ready on any level. My fiance was a perfect gentleman for the a long time, taking me out for nice dinners with no pressure for anything more.

Thus far, I have no urges to call this one off!

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ashlieeexoxo Posts : 3 Registered: 3/21/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Aug 17, 2010 9:28 PM Go to message in response to: Dessy

we dated 10 months..but i suppose its differnet for everyone, his parents dated 2 and 1/2 months, while mine waited 7 years.

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sassy411 Posts : 52 Registered: 8/16/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Aug 18, 2010 8:29 AM Go to message in response to: ashlieeexoxo

I do believe it really is totally different for everyone & there is no magic number. IMO, it's all about being the right time in life for both parties.

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deliciousappleb... Posts : 15 Registered: 8/21/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Aug 23, 2010 6:46 PM Go to message in response to: sassy411

Five months - he proposed on Christmas Eve after a fight. We knew that marriage was where we were heading, otherwise neither of us would have been interested in dating in the first place, but I don't think he expected to actually ask that soon. Haha!

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SlvrSpecVgrl Posts : 5 Registered: 2/26/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Aug 27, 2010 5:44 AM Go to message in response to: Dessy

We actually met each other in the fourth grade and he was my "first boyfriend". We lost touch with each other after high school in 2003. After searching for me for some time, he randomly found me on craigslist in early 2008 after I attempted to sell a car on there (he thought the car looked a little familiar). We began dating April 2009 but broke up in June. Then after a couple of months of "winning me back" we began dating again in November 2009 and he proposed to me the end of July 2010. :-)

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TheShrinkingBride Posts : 16 Registered: 8/26/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Aug 27, 2010 10:22 AM Go to message in response to: Dessy

"My fiance and I dated three months. I know that is faster than most people make a decision. How long did it take you?"

About a decade. :) Actually, we knew we were right for each other pretty early on but we waited a long time.

I have a daughter and was a single mother and felt my first commitment was to raise her. After she went to college, I was in a position to start considering other choices for my life too.

-TSB

----- blog: The Shrinking Bride

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TracyEsq Posts : 15 Registered: 8/27/10
Re: How long did you date before becoming engaged?
Posted: Aug 27, 2010 4:15 PM Go to message in response to: TheShrinkingBride

I just got engaged on Saturday. We have been together for 5 years and nearly 8 months. No breaks, no break ups, no drama. We met when I was 24, he was 26. I was in law school, he was getting his masters degree. We've been nearly inseparable since day one. Officially living together for three years.

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