Whats the longest anyone has ever dated?

United States
March 19, 2007 7:01am CST
I have been in a relationship for 8 years now. We have never been engaged, but we have two children. We have never even brought it up to eachother. Just wondering if anyone thinks theres something wrong with us or is this common
4 responses
@asadikbal (148)
19 Mar 07
10 years Not engaged and still moving on.
• United States
20 Mar 07
Good for you. I thought 8 years was long
• United States
20 Mar 07
Does your boyfriend ever think about Getting married. Have you talk to him when are you going to get married??
• United States
20 Mar 07
No I don't think he does. I did bring it up once when my first son was born and he said Hes only getting married once. Its never been brought up again that was 5 years ago
@fliffy555 (1045)
19 Mar 07
I am currently in a a 2 year relationship... i got with my beau since just before i turned 17 and i turn 19 in a couple of months... we are engaged but my partners sister and boyfriend have been together 13 years and have a beautiful child... the engagement thing has never been mentioned between them either... i dont think there is anything wrong with not getting engaged or married... it is more common nowadays to have a happy relationship without marriage... the saying here nowadays is that marriage ruins a good relationship and to be honest i agree... like i said we are engaged but i am in no rush to get married... i dont want to ruin what we have... we already live together and have a wonderful relationship... what is a piece of paper and a ring at the end of the day?? they are just those things... nothing more... so i dont think there is anything wrong with you and your partner it is very common in a present world for long term relationships with no marriage... they tend to last alot longer than those with marriage involved
• United States
20 Mar 07
Thats what I say to people when they say why aren't you married. I say I got everything but the ring and the paper.
@gbolly54 (661)
• Nigeria
19 Mar 07
Yours is an unofficial marriage, not dating. You have both refrained from formalising your relationship probably out of being unsure of your future together. In the interest of the children that are involved in the relationship, I think you should consider making the marriage a little more formal.
• United States
20 Mar 07
Maybe I'll bring it up. It would be nice to have the same last name as my children. I'm not really sure I want to though.
@baietzika (586)
• Romania
19 Mar 07
5years still continuing