Married after dating since high school
My fiance wanted time for it to feel special, be able to plan his proposal, and find a ring he thought fit my personality.We also waited to get engaged until after we moved in together and had tons of conversations about what our family's life would look like afterwards including living, work, location, religion, traditions, and more.
It all just made sense for us." *— Amanda11 months: "We dated long distance for 11 months before getting engaged.Once we both graduated from college and got started in our careers, my husband proposed.I believe that you shouldn't get engaged until you are truly serious about getting married.If I had to do it over again, I may have used a less expensive ring and extended the engagement." 10 years: "As the child of divorced parents, it was important to me that my fiance and I had our careers more or less established, had some financial security, and could give our children happy, healthy and financially secure homes.In retrospect, it is possible we were overly cautious in getting engaged in our pursuit of perfect timing.Here, nine couples reveal how long they waited and why.
Five months: "We were in love and wanted to start the rest of our lives together.
How long did you date your partner before he or she popped the question?
It may have only been months, or perhaps it felt like an eternity.
The old adage "if it's meant to be, it will be" often holds true in the case of relationships, but it's especially applicable to the adorable love story of Joyce Kevorkian and James Bowman.
These high school sweethearts had their first date in 1952 and went to their prom together.
At the time, I wished it would have happened sooner.