how long should you date someone before you getting engaged?

@milindp (123)
India
September 23, 2008 2:16pm CST
my friends had been with a guy for about 3-4 months. she says "things are great! i dont beleive we are ready right this second to engaged, but i know thatwe have thought it in the near future. how long do you think you should wait to become engaged?" so please guys out here help my friends. thankyou
4 responses
• United States
7 Jan 10
My bf and I have not been together long but I feel like we are ment to be and he feels the same. He is not so much into marriage. We have known eachother for 5 years and since we got together it has felt rite. I never got the giddy feelings i usaully got when i was younger the feeling i get with him is security and love and it just feel rite. Would it be so bad if we got engaged rite now?
• United States
7 Jan 10
My boyfriend and i have not been together long but we have strong feelings for each other. We have known each other for 5 years and are extremely close. I guess u could call him my best friend turned lover lol. Would it be wrong if we just skipped over this whole dating thing and got engaged?
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
23 Sep 08
I think a maturity of a relationship is not based on how long you have been together, one of my friend has been together with her partner for more than 7 years for now but the guy never propose. People has different level of readiness for the engagement and marriage, because people has a different lifestyle and maturity. It is not because the age, nor how long the relationship has gone, but it is all because of individual readiness for the advanced step of the relationship itself
• United States
23 Sep 08
You should never put a time limit on when to get engaged you should do it when you both feel it is right some people it takes just a couple of months before they know that is the person they can spend the rest of their lives with others it may take years it depends on the people not the time.