How long did you date DH before you got engaged?
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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:36:58 PM
We were engaged 2 years after we started dating. Planned on being engaged 14 months but due to family issues we got married 7 months later. Been married 41 years.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:43:11 PM
We met in January, started 'fooling around' in April, (we had both gotten out of serious LTR in December, and weren't really looking for anything to serious at first) We started dating in June, got engaged at the end of August, and were married 14 months later. Hit our 2 year mark in September. Not without a lot of bumps and second guessing, but I wouldn't change it, and he I stuck with me.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:45:51 PM
We dated for 7 years, engaged 7 months, will be married 4 years at the end of the month. I would have preferred to be engaged a lot sooner I had a content boyfriend at the time. I had to push a little


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:49:02 PM
66 days. We've been happily married for 26 years now.

edited - I just re-read this and need to change my answer. Dated for 59 days and married 7 days later.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:50:23 PM
Just a couple of months, but we had been friends for over 10 years before we started dating (very When Harry Met Sally). We got married just about a year after we got engaged.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:50:34 PM
4 years of dating and a 2 year engagement. The only reason the engagement was so long was because we were planning a long distance wedding and reception and wanted it to be perfect. And we were in grad school at the time. Looking back we should have saved all that trouble and gone to some tropical island and gotten married after a few months of being engaged.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:52:56 PM
Met on a Friday. Started dating on Saturday. Decided to get married 2 weeks later. That was 20 years ago.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:53:17 PM
13 years. We both came out of bad marriages and had decided early in our relationship we would just live together. We are newlyweds.....married August 23

Eta: engaged Monday...married Friday

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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:53:25 PM
A year.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:55:09 PM
Met October 1992,engaged February 1993 and married March 1993.



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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:56:42 PM
We met in September 1994. He proposed on Thanksgiving...after meeting my family for the first time. We eloped in March 1995...so six months after the night we met. We've been married for 18 years.



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Posted: 11/18/2013 6:58:28 PM
We got engaged after three months. We were engaged for 15 months. Married for 20 years so far.




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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:00:27 PM
engaged after a month and a half, but we knew each other for 4 years before hand. we were engaged in February and married in August. Celebrated 11 years last August.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:08:48 PM
We dated for a year and were engaged for three. We were waiting until we both graduated from college. I graduated in '93, he graduated in '94 and we married in '95.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:09:34 PM
DH and I had "casually" dated for about a month before he moved out of state. I fell in love with him during that month of casual dating, although I didn't let him know. We kept in touch every once in a while writing letters back and forth for a year or so.

In March of 1980, he came back to our home town during his spring break. We went on a date the first night, ended up spending the entire week together, and were talking about forever then. When he came back in May, we went to MA to attend his best friend's wedding. He asked me to marry him in Northeast Harbor, ME. He even surprised me with an engagement ring! Swoon

So, engaged in May, married in December, and have been married 33 years this coming December. I still adore him!

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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:13:01 PM
We got engaged after 3 years and married 1 1/2 yrs later. We started dating in college, so we were in no hurry.



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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:14:35 PM
We got engaged about 3 months after we started dating, and married about 3 months later. I was 21 and husband was 20. I wasn't pregnant either (most people thought I must be.) We just had our 19th wedding anniversary last week.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:15:17 PM
3 months, then another 3 months until we were married. I was 26, and he was 31 - way past our prime by Mormon standards . We've been married 19 years next week.



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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:16:50 PM
Dated for a year and a couple of months before we got engaged. Got married a year and a half later and we just celebrated our 30th anniversary in October.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:19:23 PM
3 days from the day we first spoke to the day we were engaged. Married after 5 months. Dec 3rd will be the 24th anniversary of our first date.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:27:56 PM
About 2 years. He asked me to marry him after a year, but I was too scared. Thank goodness he was patient!

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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:30:55 PM
We dated for a year, lived together for a year, then got married. Always knew we would get married. No traditional "engagement"---I did not want a ring but preferred to put the money toward a house---but we married about nine months after he "asked."


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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:31:06 PM
My DH and I started dating at the age of 16. We got engaged 2 1/2 years later and married a year after that. We've now been married almost 39 years


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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:34:19 PM
We dated for a year, lived together for a year, then got married. Always knew we would get married. No traditional "engagement"---I did not want a ring but preferred to put the money toward a house---but we married about nine months after he "asked."


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Posted: 11/18/2013 7:51:52 PM
Two weeks!
We had about 6 dates in that time. We were married 3 months later. Best 27 years of my life before he passed away.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:02:22 PM
Engaged after 11dates, married 3 months after that, married for 23 years so far.



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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:03:09 PM
Two months
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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:03:49 PM
Hmm... dated a year or two and agreed we wanted to get married. "Formal" spontaneous proposal about two years in. Got a ring about 3 1/2 years into the relationship.

But we didn't actually get married until 10 years in, by mutual agreement. We've been together 22 years total now.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:07:15 PM
Wow, y'all move quickly!!

My husband and I first met in August 1995.....proposed October 2001, married June 2003..

So, we dated for 6 years and 2 months before we got engaged.....and were engaged for 20 months before we got married.

Now married 10 years and 5 months and things are still going strong. We were both teenagers when we met (17 and 19), and he is actually the only boyfriend I ever had. Met him on a freshman scavenger hunt during orientation week at Linfield College. We lived in the same dorm and have been basically inseparable ever since. He is without a doubt the best friend I have ever had.


We basically grew up together, and went from stupid teenagers making poor decisions to financially and emotionally stable people. We have been through deaths in the family, health crises for both of us; times of financial peril, etc. Truly for better for worse/in sickness and in health..... and we made them take out the 'til death do us part' area in our vows, because I am not going to let a little thing like death keep us apart.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:13:40 PM
Two years dated, took an 18 year break then dated seven months, married six weeks later.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:13:56 PM
we dated for 11 days before I told him I knew we were supposed to get married. He replied, "yep". Married 3 months after that. 18 years later we are still happily married.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:32:08 PM
We weren't dating when we got engaged.

I was telling people I was engaged, and they were like, "to WHO?"

Really though we had known each other for 4 years, although for 2 of those years he was on his mission and our only contact was writing letters. We weren't officially "dating" though. We lost contact after a year, then when he came home we started talking on the phone and became friends again. I dated other guys (nothing exclusive) until he flew 2,000 miles to visit me for a couple of days and then we decided to get married.

Technically speaking, we never officially dated. We went out on some group dates, never just the two of us, when I was in high school (he is 4 years older than me), but we were never exclusive. I always had a date with someone else in between my dates with him. And we didn't even kiss, although we were pretty crazy about each other. Even back then, we figured we would get married some day.

He was my best friend long before we were ever engaged. It's been a happy 6 years of marriage so far.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:37:38 PM
dated 3 months, engaged a year and have been happily married for almost 22 years.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:39:11 PM
no engagement or marriage- lol! but my BF and I knew each other for about 6 months before we decided to move in together. I *knew* about 2 weeks after we met that he was someone I could/wanted to spend my life with.






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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:40:41 PM
Now, as a sigh of relief to those who don't want their kids to get engaged/married as quickly as they did.....


It took me 4 years from the first date to the wedding date. But my parents had their first date in October, became engaged in January, and married in June. So less 7 months from first date to wedding date.

And their firstborn didn't arrive until 11.5 months after the wedding.



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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:41:29 PM
Dated for 1 1/2 yrs before getting engaged. Engaged for 1 1/2 yrs before getting married. Been married for 17 yrs last month.




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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:45:06 PM
I got engaged in March of 1994 after dating DH for almost 3 years. We got married in April of 1995.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:47:00 PM
First date: June 22, 1992
Engaged: December 5, 1992
Married: October 22, 1994 (19yo)

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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:47:18 PM
Less than 5 months. We met and married within 7 months. We've been married 37 years


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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:50:16 PM
DH and I started to date in 1998, dated and lived then engaged in 2001, married in 2003. Still together going strong!

My sister and her boyfriend have dated for 5 years and they keep saying they are on a "10 year" date...so when someone asks they just say tell them 10 years. However it hit my sister that in 10 years our mom will be 70, so she said she will marry before then

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Posted: 11/18/2013 8:53:26 PM
DH proposed after 5 months. We got married 8 months later. So a total of 13 months. We've been married for 22 years.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 9:00:23 PM
Met early August 2001
officially dating January 2002
Engaged January 1, 2005
I graduated undergrad June 2005
Married August 21, 2005

Eight years and two kids later, so happy!! Considering the first two years we were CA to TX long distance and I was 19 and he was 24.

So three years dating, engaged 8.5 months, married 8 years.




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Posted: 11/18/2013 9:01:20 PM
we dated for almost 2 years before we got engaged, then married about 6 month later. In January we will have been married 33 years

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Posted: 11/18/2013 9:07:58 PM
We only dated for three months before we were engaged. But, we then waited 18 months till our wedding day. That was mostly because I was waiting for a certain date.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 9:11:06 PM
Dated 4 years, engagement was 8 months. We have been married 28 years.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 9:12:00 PM
Engaged after 14 months of dating. Married 16 months after proposal.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 9:15:25 PM
Seven weeks. Got married three months later. Celebrated our 22nd anniversary in August.

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Posted: 11/18/2013 9:17:43 PM
We had worked together during high school but never dated. I even went with him to buy a "promise ring" for his then girl friend. We were great friends.

We lost touch for several years during college. I met p with some other friends one night and he was there.

We started dating the next week, December 1992. Unofficially engaged in May 1993 and we moved to Indiana. Got a real ring in July. We were married January 1994.

So, 5 months after dating we were engaged and 8 months later we were married. 20 years strong this January.


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Posted: 11/18/2013 9:27:53 PM
Together for 12 months, engaged for 12 months, married 22 years.


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