How long were you dating your husband/wife before you got married,?.

United States
September 16, 2006 5:58pm CST
what amount of time do you think is necessary before getting married.?.
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26 Oct 06
My husband and I dated for three mos, and we have been together for 35 years. He was a soldier boy, and I fell in love with him instantly. I have never regretted one day of our marriage
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• United States
26 Oct 06
congratulations on staying together for so long... thanks for your reply...
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• United States
26 Oct 06
That is awesome! Congrats! :)
• India
17 Sep 06
6 years
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• United States
26 Oct 06
thanks for your reply...
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
17 Sep 06
about a year and a half, I don't think there's a certain amount of required time, you just have to feel that you're ready to be with this person in marriage
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• United States
26 Oct 06
very true...thanks for your reply...
@pormadi (1300)
• Indonesia
17 Sep 06
IMe, at least 1 year.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
thanks for your reply...
@niitta (194)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 06
Less than a year
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@chalmette69 (3010)
• United States
19 Sep 06
We dated 5 years, just making sure he was the one. We just got married July 7.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
18 Sep 06
Engagement Day (My 18th B-Day)
OOoohhh, a two-part question! I dated my hubby & best friend for 7 years before we married. We lived together for 5 years. He was my highschool sweetie! Marriage is over rated though. The only thing it changes is the "cost of breaking up" & tax break. It's mostly a religious ceremony. The time necessary depends on the relationship and the people involved. I'd advise you see a relationship counselor that some churches will actually require. MY MARRIAGE ADVICE: FRIENDS 1ST
@noorasie (686)
• Pakistan
18 Sep 06
No the engagement took place well before my marriage... we met each other but on special dating....
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@pauline29 (151)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 06
We were dating 2 years + before tying the knot. Dunno if that's considered long though I've known some who dated more than 9 years. I think a good time would be 1 yr of dating. I've seen friends who tied the knot after 6-9 years of dating but still ended in divorce.
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• Jordan
17 Sep 06
we have been dating for 5 years.we have lots of memory togather.
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@LANA70 (138)
• United States
17 Sep 06
My husband and I dated 18 months before we lived together and got married 3 years after that. I think only those involved knows what the necessary time limit is.
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@asa010 (1129)
• India
17 Sep 06
still dating...i actually fear the word commitment..and she loves it..its 2 years now...lets see.
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@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
17 Sep 06
I was dating my husband for almost a year. But we were engaged after 2 months that we started dating. It was such a big mistake that marriage!
17 Sep 06
i lived with my husband for 4 years before getting married it is always good because what if you loved him but could'nt live with him.
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@babray06 (1787)
• India
17 Sep 06
We spend time for about 2 months before marriage.
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• United States
17 Sep 06
a year
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@ccoriel (571)
• Philippines
17 Sep 06
we were dating for almost 6 months before we decided to settle down. i think for me its enough to know him better and his background. now we are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and hoping to last a lifetime.
• United States
17 Sep 06
we dated for 2 years before we got married. one year though he was in afghanistan. we have been married for a year and a half and soon he will be deployed again.
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@ransome (276)
• Nigeria
17 Sep 06
for five years ok before i get married
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• India
17 Sep 06
I dated my wife for 7 years before we got married, now we are into the 15th year with 2 kids.
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