Start Getting engaged after 2 months of dating

Getting engaged after 2 months of dating

I knew my wife for 1 week (yes, I said 1) and ask her to marry me. We were both older and had been in several long term relationships over the years. We knew what we wanted, what we didn't want, and neither of us had any interest in getting into the long term rut of simply living together, again, without making a real commitment.

I would say the first 6 months with a baby was the hardest.

We aren't alike, but we share the same dreams and values.

They met over the phone, talked everyday, and then after a week she tells me they were talking about getting married!

This is after a week on the phone, never having met before! They've been married now for almost two years and they have a baby who is a year old.

Been married now for 8 years and loving it more each year!! That probably works better than to just date on and on and then decide time is running out or that after so much time of dating they should just marry.

I'm very skeptical of proposals that happen before the 6 month mark.

One big problem I see frequently is the length of a relationship becomes its own stock. One may never go out with someone who does something offensive at the outset but they will accept it later.

People are so overly invested they cannot pull out.

Ok, so you've found "The One." Maybe you've been dating for as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. What circumstances do you consider before taking the steps to tie the knot? Do financial situations or job security affect your decision?

How long is too long to wait for a serious commitment, if you know you're ready for a ring?

Actually we got married exactly 1 year to the day that I asked her to marry me. I think what matters more is that the couple are marriage minded and will make the commitment and any compromises that need to be made to make it work.