how long did you date before you proposed or get proposed?

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India
February 7, 2008 9:20am CST
Hi friends, Some peoples propose or gets proposed within a week time of datings, some will take month and there are some who takes years before propose or geting proposed.How long did date before you proposed or getting proposed?
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• United States
7 Feb 08
My husband and I met in 2003, dated and then we got preg. about 6 months after we started dating. No we didn't get married, because we had a child. We got engaged about a year after our daughter was born.
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
7 Feb 08
we dated for 7 months then moved in together, and a year and a half later, we decided to get married, and the following year we got married, and now we just had our first baby!!
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@korn501 (135)
• United States
7 Feb 08
5 years for me... I met my wife when i was in high school but we didnt start dating when we started college. And after 5 years i popped the question.
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• United States
7 Feb 08
I have never propsed to anybody before, and I havnt been proposed too =) I dont think that anybody would propose within a week, I would say the average is about less then 6 months to a year before somebody would evan think of proposing, especially these days. But I guess it depends on how people think and what they want.
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@crazynurse (7484)
• United States
7 Feb 08
My husband and I dated only 3 months before he proposed. We both seemingly knew from the moment we met that it was meant to be. We have been together for 20 years, so I suppose we were right! We spent a great deal of time together during that three months and discussed all the things that we each felt most important to a marriage. (children, religion, finances, wishs/dreams etc)
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
7 Feb 08
It was about a year before he proposed to me and then we got married around 6 months after that. We had a small wedding at a friends house, my mother made my dress and a friend worked at a florist so she did the flowers and I had the cake made. It was all real nice and I found out that it don't take a big expensive wedding to make a marriage work.
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@SuzyLong (775)
8 May 09
We'd been together for 6 and a half years when my boyfriend proposed to me. We had never even talking about getting married so it was a bit of a shock.
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Hi, Mahesh. Unfortunately, my boyfriend hasn't proposed to me yet, but it will be very soon. We met in October of 2003 and have been dating for what will be four years in May. We've known each other for at least four and a half years. I know it seems like forever, but we really took the time to get to know each other to make sure this is the best thing and that we will work well together when we're married. I think for some people, meeting and getting engaged quicker works. For other people, they should take their time. I generally don't think it's a good idea to rush into things. I guess it all depends on how long a person has known their significant other. It also depends on if the relationship is long-distance or if the couple gets to see one another once a day or whenever they want. My boyfriend and I take our time because we live an hour away from each other. It's long distance sometimes, but on weekends here and there we will drive to see each other. So it takes time and effort to keep our relationship alive, but it's worth every minute of it! Great discussion, my friend.
@m3mema5 (90)
• United States
9 Feb 08
My husband and I dated for 1 1/2 years before we got married. Even thou we have known each other all our lives (you can say our families grew up together)but we each went our seperate ways in live for 20 yrs that we had not really seen each other . We both wanted to be sure that we had was were meant to be. For we had both been hurt thru our other marriages (2 for him and 3 for me). We have been married now going on 8 1/2 mths and still in love now as we was seeing each other. It just keeps getting stronger everyday.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
9 Feb 08
we've been married for 5 months now & he still hasn't proposed, lol... our story is a little different than most...we met in 2003...started dating in 2004...i broke up with him for a little while at the end of 2005...then in 2006 we got back together...we got married last august by a jp so we would have have health insurance.
@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
9 Feb 08
My husband and I had dated and lived together for 3.5 yrs then split up for a yr and thats actually when we got engaged LOL...That was 5 yrs ago....
• Philippines
9 Feb 08
We are not yet married but he proposed to me after a year of dating.I know it sounds cheap but we knew each other since we were kids.
• United States
9 Feb 08
we dated for about a year before we got engaged and waited two years to get married after that
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
8 Feb 08
I met my husband at a home church meeting and I wanted to kill the girl he was talking to - Miss Popularity - when we started dating seriously, we were married in three months, we came back from our honeymoon and he had to go to the hospital to get polyps removed from his nose. My biological clock was ticking, I later learned that I had gotten an std from a previous relationship about ten years ago, but that meant my chance of pregnancy went from 1 in a thousand to 1 in a million. We have been married for almost thirty-five years, adopted two boys and have a grandchild. No one would have married us, we were not good marriage bets for other people.
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
8 Feb 08
We met late 1998, we dated and eventually moved into together, got engaged Dec 31st 1999, moved to another country in 2000, married in 2001 and had our beautiful son 2002 :)
@kethavat (24)
• United States
8 Feb 08
i didnt get a cahnce to propose...dated ..like couple of them..! I feel better of ..staying dating..rather then proposing...!
@ebsharer (5515)
• United States
8 Feb 08
My husband and I met October 17th 2003 and we were engaged about 2 weeks later and married on July 17th 2004. In 05 we moved 1200 miles from where we met, bought a house in 05 and in 06 had our first baby. We have a great life and couldn't be happier.
@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
8 Feb 08
My first marriage was when I was 19 and my husband was 21. He asked me to marry him after three months of knowing each other. We were married shortly after that. My marriage lasted all of 5 years. My second marriage, my second husband asked me after 6 months, but we did not marry for another 2 years. That marriage lasted 8 years. I am now re-married to my first husband who asked me after about a year and a half of dating to remarry him and we married about 5 months after that. So far so good. We are still married and I believe he is THE ONE. It all depends upon the relationship and who we are as people I believe. Some people just know when they meet that they belong together and have been together for over 45 years.
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
8 Feb 08
we were dating for over a year, and then we got pregnant, so married when i was 3 months along. not one parent was very happy about that... and we are still married 27 years later with 3 grown beautful children,,, and now we are grandparents... life is great!
• India
8 Feb 08
I havent proposed anyone till now and i have been proposed too but i think proposing someone in a week is not a good idea,atleast know the person well before proposing him/her. I think you need atleast 3-6 months before proposing a girl/guy. Know the person well and then think that whether this is the person with whom you want to spend your whole life or not.