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View Poll Results: How long were you dating before you got engaged?
less then 1 year 22 37.29%
1-2 years 15 25.42%
2-3 years 6 10.17%
3-4 years 4 6.78%
4-5 years 3 5.08%
5-6 years 1 1.69%
6-7 years 3 5.08%
7-8 years 3 5.08%
8-9 years 0 0%
more then 9 years-please comment how long 2 3.39%
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post #11 of 46 Old 03-16-2013, 05:54 PM
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Oops, I voted wrong.

Met 2005
Engaged 2008
Married 2010
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post #12 of 46 Old 03-16-2013, 08:36 PM
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Dated for 3 months - including the 6 weeks I was out of the country. Had a mandatory 90 day engagement, because I was in the US Air Force, and the USAF had too many problems with guys marrying Filipinas whose name they didn't know.

But I knew hers, and we've now passed 26 years of marriage. 3 kids, 3 grandkids (one more in the oven), 2 dogs and 3 horses.

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post #13 of 46 Old 03-16-2013, 09:50 PM
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My husband and I met in January of 2008, got engaged December of 2009, and got married June 18, 2011.

Were celebrating our 2 year anniversary in a couple months :)
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post #14 of 46 Old 03-16-2013, 09:56 PM
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My hubby and I met in early November, moved in together in January and were married by the next August. It was the 2nd for both of us so we just knew. He told me he was going to marry me on our 3rd date. I laughed.

7 years so far and going strong!

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post #15 of 46 Old 03-16-2013, 10:50 PM
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Started dating Nov 2009
Engaged Feb (14th, he's so romantic) 2011
Married May 2011
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post #16 of 46 Old 03-16-2013, 10:53 PM
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My husband and I met when we were both 4, I'm a few months older than him. Started flirting around age 14, dated off and on through high-school, but were always best friends and loved horses. Well after a bad breakup we didn't talk for a long time and then suddenly we had been dating seriously for almost a year (maybe more I have no sense of time) he asked me to marry him, it will be a year June 24th. I love him to death. :)
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post #17 of 46 Old 03-16-2013, 11:22 PM
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Met in Jan. 2010, engaged Mar. 2011, Married June 2011. Will be two years this June. Not our first marriages.

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post #18 of 46 Old 03-16-2013, 11:44 PM
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Met in middle school, so '03 maybe?
Dated in '05
Broke up in '07
Didn't talk or keep up with each other at all after that. I was/am paranoid about who cuts my hair and drive an hour and a half one way so a friend of the family does it in her salon. She was still working on someone so I went to the shoe store next door to kill time. He was the assistant manager. This was August 09.
We were pretty inseperable friends after that, he spent weeks at a time at my house with me, again, driving an hour and a half one way. He changed jobs and moved in with a friend of mine
We started dating in March '10, despite the fact that I was leaving for the military in early May.
I proposed to him through a letter from bootcamp in late June.
When I graduated, I paid for everything to make sure he moved with me, against everybody's better judgement/advice/etc.
Got married in September of '10.

Sorry that is so long but it took some splaining to do. I guess not many people marry their middle school sweetheart. Even then he said he wanted to marry me but I was too concerned with having fun being independent. )
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post #19 of 46 Old 03-17-2013, 12:02 AM
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Married close to 34 years. Knew him all my life, grew up together, started school together, was my first & only b/f. Lived together for 2 years, and engaged during those 2 years. Still crazy in love with him, but somedays I could kill him!
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post #20 of 46 Old 03-17-2013, 06:17 PM
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Engaged after about 9 months. (I was very drunk at the time)

When I took the b/f home for the first time my mother asked if I was sure. I truthfully told her that I was 100% positive that I would never marry him!
Being engaged to him served a purpose. He was very brow beaten by his domineering father and being with me for about 2 years taught him to stand up to his father and to be what he wanted and not what his father thought he should be.

Once this was achieved we split. He married a flat mate of mine and they ended up very happy, still wed and with five children and heaven knows how many grand children!

Never wanted children and never wanted to be wed so remained single.
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