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To ask how long you were with DH/DP before they proposed?

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Croccy1979 Wed 02-Jan-13 15:14:37

I've had a couple of friends who've done it very quickly recently! Good for them
Just wondering what's average? Guess it depends on age.....

flossy101 Wed 02-Jan-13 15:27:25

4 years

PippinWoo Wed 02-Jan-13 15:27:47

DP proposed 18 months after we first met. We've been fairly slow at arranging the wedding due to cashflow but date is now set in July when we will have been together nearly 3 years.

I know people who've got engaged after 3 months and are still together but I also know people who did the same and it fell apart in weeks. It really depends on the people and the relationship. I guess one would be taking a bit of a chance to do it really quickly as there's no way you can know the person as well after 3 months as you will a few years down the line.

Charleymouse Wed 02-Jan-13 15:28:26

12 years and two months. You can't rush these things you know. grin
Met and started dating at school in 1987.

Celebrated our 12th anniversary last year.

SilverBellsandCockleShells Wed 02-Jan-13 15:28:38

Nine years. Although technically he didn't propose - he said 'I suppose we'd better get married'! :-)

BacardiNCoke Wed 02-Jan-13 15:32:15

3 months, but it was me that proposed. grin Got married 4 years later.

peanutMD Wed 02-Jan-13 15:33:11

11 years, 7 months... And counting grin

We have been together since we were 14/15 so we're still a bit young yet, we reckon we might go for it around the 30 year old mark lol

N0tinmylife Wed 02-Jan-13 15:33:11

He proposed after a year, and we got married 6 months after that. Been together 10 years now.

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 02-Jan-13 15:35:16

5 months, although we had known each other for a year. I had decided I was going to marry him the first time I met him. (He had no idea about this, I didn't wrap myself round him and purr "I want to have your baybees" in his ear.)

landofsoapandglory Wed 02-Jan-13 15:35:25

3 months, got married 3 months later. DS1 was born 9months later.

We've been married almost 19 years.

soontobeburns Wed 02-Jan-13 15:36:49

3 months. That was 3 years ago and we arent getting married until at least 2014 or 2015 so 5 or 6 year engagement lol.

I was 19 about to be 20 when we got engaged he just turned 22.

CwtchesAndCuddles Wed 02-Jan-13 15:36:54

Met 3 Jan 2004, I asked him 29th Feb, married 28th August.

Startail Wed 02-Jan-13 15:37:17

Six weeks, Married two years later, when he finished his course and we could be in the same city.

Startail Wed 02-Jan-13 15:38:29

Still together almost 25 years and 2DDs later.

Blanketsandpillows Wed 02-Jan-13 15:40:12

6 years and then had a two-year engagement. We met in early 20's. TTC#1 now. I was more than happy to wait. Infact I though it would be longer before he proposed so was pleasantly surprised! Everyone is different though.

Arisbottle Wed 02-Jan-13 15:40:34

I think it was six months,we had history though. I knew I was going to marry him within seconds of meeting him. We married a few months are getting engaged.

superwhizzynewlaptop Wed 02-Jan-13 15:40:54

He never did, I did (and it wasn't even a leap year when women are allowed to propose...). After 3 years, been together 10 now.

MrsHoarder Wed 02-Jan-13 15:41:19

Three years, married 18 months later. We'd been friends for 3 years before that but were only getting towards the settling down age when he proposed. It was another year before we lived together (although we'd each had stuff in the others wardrobe since the third month after getting together)

MummytoMog Wed 02-Jan-13 15:42:17

Four months, then a two year engagement. Tenth wedding anniversary last summer smile

IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Wed 02-Jan-13 15:43:12

18 months.
We were married 2 years later.

Myliferocks Wed 02-Jan-13 15:43:57

He proposed 8 months after we first met. I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time.
17 and a half years and 5 children later we are still not married!

puddeycat Wed 02-Jan-13 15:44:08

Got together 05/06/2005 he proposed 18/08/2005 -and we got married 07/07/07

Beaverfeaver Wed 02-Jan-13 15:44:20

5 tears of living together.
Had known watcher 5 years before that too (very young)

ZeldaUpNorth Wed 02-Jan-13 15:44:33

We have been 13 years in June and had 3 kids and I'm still waiting, after hinting at every Christmas and birthday. My brother and his partner have just got engaged after 5 years and I'm very envy

HiggsBoson Wed 02-Jan-13 15:45:07

It'll be 20 years in the Spring and I'm still waiting hmm

BertieBotts Wed 02-Jan-13 15:45:16

Just over 2 years smile

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