How long did you date DH before you got engaged?
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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:28:02 PM
My sister and I were talking about this and we have very different views

DH and I asked me to marry him 14 months after we started dating. We were married 3 weeks later

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:31:49 PM
Just over three years. I had been engaged once and was in no rush.

ETA: It took us another 18 months to save, plan, and pay for our wedding. We bought a house in that time frame as well.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:32:28 PM
We dated for 5 years and got married 6 months later.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:33:44 PM
We got engaged after almost two years and got married nine months after that. We've been married for just over 14 years.

Hopefully, I will never have to find out, but if I were ever dating again as an "adult" - mother, professional, homeowner, previously married, etc. - I think the timeframe could be considerably compressed. At that point in my life - my early 20s - I was still figuring out what I wanted from life and as a result, what I needed in a life partner. Now, I already know what I want/need in a partner.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:33:59 PM
Probably about 6 mos, but didn't get married for about another 1 1/2 +yrs. We have been married 26 yrs.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:34:08 PM
We dated for a year and a half. I had known him for 3 months before we started dating. We were engaged for six months, then married.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:34:38 PM
Engaged at three years, married at four.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:34:39 PM
Two weeks. And we got married five months after that. No, I wasn't pregnant.

Seventeen years later, if one of my daughters does that, I will probably die of a heart attack. My poor mother.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:34:46 PM
We got engaged 3 and a half years after we started dating - we met when we were 17 We got married 11 months after getting engaged


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:35:14 PM
He proposed after 6 months and we married 6 months later. We were 28 (him) and 24 (me) at the time. We have been married for 19 years this January.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:38:23 PM
We knew each other for about a year when we started spending time together. We hung out for about two months and then started dating. We got engaged 2 1/2 years after we were officially dating and were engaged for around 14 months when we got married.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:39:44 PM
One month and married six months after that. We will have been married twenty years in March.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:40:17 PM

5 years. I was 16 and he was 18. We married when I was 21 and have been married for 29 years. Pure bliss.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:40:39 PM
About 5 months. We got married 6 months after that and that was 35 years ago!



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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:41:19 PM
9 months and we were married 15 months after getting engaged. We were both 28 just knew it was right. 17 years later still together and happy.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:41:22 PM
I met my dh on June 21. got engaged on Aug.6 & married on Oct. 25. So I knew him 4 months & 4 days when we married. 45 years later, we are still together!


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:42:00 PM
Started dating August 2003, got engaged, Sept 2005 and married November 2005.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:42:51 PM
15 months, which is an eternity in Utah.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:43:15 PM
I had to look up these dates, as I just cannot remember this stuff.

So it was 1 year and 9 months between when we had our first date and when we became engaged. (We had known each other for 3-4 months before the the first date.)

We were married 2 years to the day of our engagement.

So lately I have been confused and thinking it was 5 years between when we met and when we married, but I was wrong. It was only 4 years.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:45:01 PM
Starting dating in October and got married in May. I was 18 and he was 32. No I wasn't pregnant. Been married almost 28 yrs.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:46:41 PM
We dated for 8 years, engaged for 1 year, and have been married 4 years now. We started dating in high school when I was 16 and he was 17.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:48:18 PM
dated for 1 year, lived together for next 7 years, engaged for 1 year, married almost 15 years now.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:48:41 PM
15 days from the day we met. We went on five dates.

We were married on the one year anniversary of the day we met. (We met on a Friday and a Saturday wedding in the summer was nice and convenient. )We just celebrated our 20th year together this summer.

If any of my dd's try the same thing, I think I'll lock them in their rooms until they come to their senses.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:48:44 PM
Met on July 4, engaged on December 4, married December 30 -- whirlwind romance and have been married almost 13 years. When I told my Mom on Dec. 5th that we were getting married Dec. 30th, her response was "of this year?". Umm, yes....

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:48:57 PM
Don't judge by me! We met in college in 1983 and got engaged 5 years later. We were engaged for 2 years. I didn't want to get married while he was still in school. That didn't quite work! He finished his final degree in 2001 after we had been married for 11 years! We just celebrated our 23rd anniversary and we have been together for 30!

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:49:46 PM
Dated for 15 months and engaged for 13.

The engagement would have been shorter, but I needed to graduate from college.

We started dating January of my sophomore year, he proposed in May at the end of my junior year, and we were married 2 weeks after I graduated.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:51:09 PM
6 years.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:51:09 PM
Define 'dating'.
We slept together on the 1st night.
Moved in together after three weeks.
Had DD three years later
Got married after eight years.
We have been together for 17 years now.

Our 'anniversary' is from that 1st night. January 29th. Not December 5th, when we got married. In my mind, anyways.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:51:48 PM
2 years and 1 month We were married a year and 2 months later.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:51:58 PM
9 months and then 9 months to the wedding


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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:54:43 PM
We met and married in three months and no I wasn't pregnant either.
We've been married 35 years so I guess it worked. Interestingly enough the couple at whose wedding we met are also still married ( he was best man I was a bride's maid) and one of my other, of three, brides maids is also still married.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:54:49 PM
About 9 months but....we had known each other for a few years and were friends first. We got married six months later.



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Posted: 11/18/2013 5:54:49 PM
husband anD I went on our first date. in the middle of October (1995)I moved in with him 2 weeks later. he asked me to marry him in the middle of January 1996 we got married June of 1996 we have been happily married since. I knew him for 2 years before we got together so i knew this was the one for me when we finally got together.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:01:42 PM
We dated for about three years before getting engaged ... lived together for most of that time ... got married about a year later ...



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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:02:00 PM
Apparently not long enough as we are now divorced. Or maybe too long. Or something.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:03:36 PM
About a year. We were in college and we waited three more years after that before getting married.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:05:42 PM
We ran into each other at an outdoor concert. Not sure if you would really say we started dating at that point or a few weeks later but we have been together ever since. That was July 3, 1989. We were married in March 1990 so we hit 23 years earlier this year. However, we have known each other most of our lives and graduated from high school together. We were not trying to learn everything about each other because we already knew. LOL

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:06:02 PM
We dated for 15 months, engaged for a year. We didn't live together first so moving from my parents to marriage was a bit of a shock.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:07:09 PM
Started dating Jan 2, picked out the ring in April, got it out of layaway in August, and got engaged in December. The only reason we waited was so dh's mother wouldn't have a cow. She still did, then several years later, bil got engaged after three months, that didn't work, then he started dating someone else and got engaged after one month and she never said a word.
Anyway, we were married 3-1/2 years after we got engaged.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:07:17 PM
Right at about a year. We were engaged for 6 months.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:07:28 PM
7 years and 1 day after we started dating, we got married. We have been married 14 years.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:09:14 PM
Dh and I started dating in 1996. We started planning our wedding around Sept/Oct 2000. We officially got engaged Nov 2000 and were married April 2001.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:09:38 PM
Met Palm Sunday 1984, engaged Labor Day 1984, married Thanksgiving weekend 1984. DS due St. Patrick's day 1986, born Washington's birthday, 1986.
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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:09:51 PM
Met late Dec, engaged in July, married in November. Just celebrated 19 years.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:13:02 PM
We dated about three months before moving in together, and got engaged after living together almost a year. However, we had been very close friends for several years before that - we met as freshmen in college.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:13:37 PM
about a year

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:24:33 PM
We "dated" for about 3 months before getting engaged, then married 3 months later (my mom wanted to shoot me as my two older sisters got married earlier that year). We just celebrated our 16 year anniversary.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:29:10 PM
We dated for about 5 months, were engaged for about 3 months and have been married 25 years.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:31:11 PM
Starting dating at 17 1/2 engaged at almost 19 married at almost 21. Married 25 years!



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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:33:04 PM
5 years off and on...but mostly on. By the time we had gotten married we had known each other for 15 years already.

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