How long did you know your husband before dating him, date him before getting engaged, and how long were you engaged?

Tamara - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 410 moms have responded )

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I knew my husband for about four months before we started dating. Dated for one year before we got engaged. Then we were engaged for about seven months before we got married. So we knew each other just about two years before we were married.

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Keeshea - posted on 02/23/2010

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I knew my husband for a couple of weeks before we started dating. We dated for over a year before we got engaged. We were engaged for about 4 years before we were married. We've been married for almost 10 years now. I'm glad that we took our time - getting to know each other before we got married.

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I met my husband at a friends party. we went on our first date the following weekend, and dated for 2 years before we got engaged. we were engaged for almost 3 years, before married.

Jacquelin - posted on 02/22/2010

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I knew my husband for about 2 months then we started dating, we dated for exactly 4 years and got married and were engaged for 6 months

Melanie - posted on 02/22/2010

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i met my husband when he was 14. We lost contact and met up again when he was 17. We started dating 9th Jan 1999. We got engaged in October 2001. We got married on January 9th 2002 exactly 3 years after our first date xx

Kathleen - posted on 02/22/2010

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My husband and I met at work and we talked here and there for 8 months or so. We started dated for 3 years, got engaged and were engaged for a little under a year, and we have been married for almost 2 1/2 years. So in total about 6 1/2 years.

Caitlin - posted on 02/22/2010

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My husband and I met when I was thirteen and he was sixteen. We dated throughout highschool. He proposed to me when I turned eighteen, we were married nine months later on our five year anniversary.

Gabrielle - posted on 02/22/2010

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I knew my hubby throughout school and we rode the same bus. We were somewhat buddies and i seriously never thought i would be married to him which is exactly how he felt too. We went to my junior prom just as friends and about a month later i asked him out on april fools day. Funny, cuz he didn't know whether to believe it or not. So we dated the rest of my junior year and my senior year and tied the knot 2 years after i graduated. We dated for about 2 years before wedding bells were ringing.

Heather - posted on 02/22/2010

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I met my husband on a golf course and we started dating that night. Two months later we were engaged and five months after that we were married. He was and still is a God-send.

Diana G - posted on 02/22/2010

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I knew my husband two months before we started dating. Dated for 2 years before we got engaged. And we were engaged for a year. We were together 3 years before we got married.

Carol - posted on 02/22/2010

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i knew my hubby 2 weeks before we dated then a month later he moved in with me then a year later had our first child kirsty then 11 months after she was born we got married and happy ever after

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I met my hubby when I was 17. We started dating right when we met. Dated for 6 years before we got engaged. Were engaged a year and a half and have been married almost 9 years. Together over 16 years and looking forward to at least another 80 or 90 more :)

Brittney - posted on 02/19/2010

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I met my husband when I was 14 yrs old, he was We hang out for a night w/ our friends and never saw each other again until I was 16. At 16 I dated his friend for 6 months and we hung out almost every weekend. Then when me n his friend broke up we did see each again until I was 17. We started hanging out when I was 17 for about 2 weeks. After two weeks one night that we spent the night together he told me I was his girl, in June. Then we got engaged in the following May. Then in June we got married 6 days after we had been together for 1 yr. Weve now been together going on 3 yrs. And our son is 17 months old..

Heather - posted on 02/19/2010

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I met my husband online. we were talking for about 3 weeks before i flew to north Carolina to meet him. the day i got down there, we started "dating"...we were never officially engaged but about 7mo after we decided we wanted to get married. we were married on our one year anniversary. I've only known my husband existed since april 19 2008 but things are going GREAT. we didn't get a lot of support at first because people thought it was too quick, but we didn't want to waste time...we got to know each other really fast cause for a while, all we could do was talk...and at first, we didn't even want a relationship with each other, so it was full honesty, crap on the table, vulnerable, in depth conversations...and we never stop having those. :) I think its key to why we got married so fast and why things are great between us now.

Ginny - posted on 02/19/2010

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We met at work.I had a friend ask him if he wanted to go out with me and he accepted.A week later we got engaged and a three weeks after that we got married.We have been married 12 years and still going strong.I am very blessed with all the ups and downs.It has made us stronger.

Terri - posted on 02/19/2010

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My husband and I only knew each othe for a month. Dated for only 3 weeks. Got married and will be married 26 years this June.. I am very proud of both of us for sticking by each other through the very many rough times we've had over these 26 years.

Terri - posted on 02/19/2010

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My husband and I only knew each othe for a month. Dated for only 3 weeks. Got married and will be married 26 years this June.. I am very proud of both of us for sticking by each other through the very many rough times we've had over these 26 years.

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we met online & started dating january 12th, got 'engaged' on april 17th [it was never a real engagement, so i go by the first time he called me his fiancee], & we were married on august 1st.

[all of this happened in 2008.]

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I've known my hubby most of my life. We grew up right around the corner from eachother. Oh boy, we were extreme enimies. He pushed me in the briar patch every day after school. picked on me on the bus. you name it he did it. lol then we went our seperate was when he moved. Then after my divorce I was goin to visit an old friend and saw him standin there fishin with a friend by the river. I had to stop and say hey. Without realizing it, that spark was there. It was about a month later and we were together. Two years went by and I always told him that I would never marry again. We were living together at this time. Well 2 years and he proposed. I laughed because he was in his underwear lol. We were ingaged for about 2 months then we were married on august 27th 1994. One of the best days of my life. I have 3 daughters to my first marriage and in 1999 my hubby now, adopted my girls as his own. He has given them and me all the love we deserve.

Tonya - posted on 02/18/2010

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*blushes* Well...ummm hubby and I met Jan 10, 1996. We were married March 13, 1996 :) It was quite interesting. But, I will never regret it! ♥

Christine - posted on 02/17/2010

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Me and my Hubby were set up on a Blind Date, October 21st,1994....then November 3, 1995 he proposed to me !!!! And we were engaged for 2 years, reason....we had to wait for the FDNY Lieutenant test to go off...it did on Oct 4th and we were married Novemeber 7, 1997...........Happiest Day of my life !!!!

Stephanie - posted on 02/16/2010

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I really met my husband at work we were 18. We had known of each other many years before when we were 10 years old when I lived with my grandparents and went to school there for a while we road the same bus. We didn't star dating till I moved back at the age of 18 and dated for a year and a half and he asked me to marry him on Valentines day 2002 and were married June 2003.

Andrea - posted on 02/05/2010

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I met my husband in July 1997 and we went out on our first date on Oct. 10, 1997. We were engaged summer of 1999 and we married Oct 7, 2000.

Christine - posted on 02/05/2010

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I was introduced to my husband on Sept 1, 2001 and we have been together EVERY day since. We got married Dec 1, 2001. So we met, dated and got married in 3 months. People say we moved fast...and guess we did...but we knew it was right.

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We were both working at the mall in stores that were right next to each other. We were friends for 1 year, dated for 5 years, were engaged for a year before getting married.

Ash - posted on 02/04/2010

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about 2 years as well, we met on november 4th 2005 and we got married on august 30, 2007



Not really a long engagement.. from june to august, lmao.. we were in kind of a rush as I was 5months pregnant when we got married:)

April - posted on 02/04/2010

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My story is a little different...



I was living in Germany and my husband was in Basic Train in Georgia. We met on the on Facebook December23,2007 we started dating January11,2008. We finally met face to face July1, 2008 he re-proposed July4,2008, and we got married in New York where his parents lives July 11, 2008. a total of 8 months before getting married!

Kea - posted on 02/02/2010

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my husband and i met in Aug 09, started dating on Sept 26 2009, he asked me to marry him on Oct 10 2009.. then we broke up in Dec.. got back together in Feb and got married in March.. so it was kinda fast.

Misty - posted on 02/02/2010

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I knew my husband for a week before we dated,We were together for a year then we got married,and a year later we had a baby boy named hunter

Christine - posted on 02/02/2010

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I knew my husband about 3months before we started dating. We dated for 6 years before we got married. We got engaged 4months after we had moved in with each other. We got engaged in June of 1995 and we got married October 1996.

Leah - posted on 01/30/2010

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I met my husband in january 2007 and the next night we went out on a date in July of 2007 we found out we were exptecting our first little one and in october of 2007 we got engaged and in January of 2008 we had our son Brayden then october of 2008 we got married so we had known each other about a year and 10 months.We packed a lot of life into that year and 10 months I mean we got engaged married and had our frist child had alot of big life moments but I would not change a minute of it!!!He is the best father and husband. I could not have been more blessed!!!

Elizabeth - posted on 01/29/2010

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I MET MY HUSBAND IN MAY OF 93' HE PROPOSED IN JUNE 93' LOL. WE GOT MARRIED IN SEPTEMBER OF 93'. WE WERE ENGAGED FOR ABOUT 3 1/2 MONTHS.. WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR ALMOST 17 YEARS.. AND STILL CRAZY IN LOVE!

Penny - posted on 01/29/2010

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Chris and I met when he worked at Hardee's in Woodstock, VA and I worked at 7-Eleven in Woodstock. He would flirt with me through the drive-thru window. We met Summer of 1990 started dating Dec 15, 1990 and dated for 2 years and got engaged on Christmas 1992, and married on October 23, 1993.

Alexis - posted on 01/28/2010

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I actually met my husband on this site called plenty of fish...so i gues i was fishing and caught one..lol



We talked for about 2 weeks and then finally decieded to meet up in person. it was very nerve racking for me..for some odd reason and so i knew that he was different..which he was. I had my wild days and I just got sick of it and had so many near death experiences that one day i said..Im putting everything in God's hand coz he knew whats best for me. and he did..and he gave me my wonderful husband to rescue me from all my troubles..haha.. I couldnt ask for better :)

Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2010

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December 2003 is when my husband and I met. We met in college. We started dating March 13, 2004. Got married October 7, 2004. Yeah, talk about young (at 22) and naive. I fell in love with him real fast. He gave me attention and swept me off my feet. He's wonderful!

Christine - posted on 01/28/2010

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My husband and I dated 6 years before we got married. We were young when we first met and had no intention of settling down. We got to know each other as friends first and I think this worked out well for us because it gave us a chance to see what each other were really like. He is like my best friend and we can talk about anything.

Sandra - posted on 01/28/2010

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I worked with my husband for 10 years. We never thought of each other in 'that' way. We began flirting and soon were dating. That was in July of 2004. He proposed around the first of October 2004 and we were married on the 22nd of that same month. We have been happily married for 5 years now. I prayed for the Lord to send my husband for 8 years and He sent me a better man than I asked for....and y'all must know that I was prayin' up a gooood man.lol Now we joke that we shoulda dated each other longer.

I am astounded now when I think about the fact that we only dated each other for 3 months and were engaged only a few weeks. I'd do it again, tho. We have been so blessed!

Maria Karina - posted on 01/28/2010

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I was introduced to my husband in an 18th birthday of a classmate in college. They were neighbors. He called me up after the party and started seeing each other. We were on for 9 nine years! I was the one who proposed because I was already impatient. Good thing he said yes! haha. Now we have two handsome boys.

Lori - posted on 01/28/2010

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My husband and I went to pre-school together. Also some of grade school and high school, but we had a ten year gap in there. We were the best of friends for about 10 years, with a few months of dating in there around year 8. We began seriously dating when we were 27 years old. On our 5 year anniversary we got engaged, age 32. A year later we were married- twice! We are going on our second 1st anniversary next month and couldn't be happier. It took 30 years to get here, but it was worth the wait.

Lori - posted on 01/27/2010

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My husband and I went to pre-school together. Also some of grade school and high school, but we had a ten year gap in there. We were the best of friends for about 10 years, with a few months of dating in there around year 8. We began seriously dating when we were 27 years old. On our 5 year anniversary we got engaged, age 32. A year later we were married- twice! We are going on our second 1st anniversary next month and couldn't be happier. It took 30 years to get here, but it was worth the wait.

Malinda - posted on 01/27/2010

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I met my husband when i was 16 and he was 19. we met through some friends at our local fair.. pretty much started dating right away. We talked about kids and we both wanted 2 kids about 2 years apart.. After 2 years together we welcomed our first daughter Haley in our family, after haley was born we got engaged, then exactly 2 years later our second daughter Faith was born. They are exactly 2 years apart Haleys birthday is Sept 22, Faiths is the 19th, and their dad's is the 26th... After 7 years together and 2 beautiful girls we finally decided to get married, we wanted to wait to get married to be sure it's want we both wanted, and 7 years and 2 kids is a good amount of time to figure out if it's what we wanted so we got married and have been together for 12 years now married for 5 years.. I Luv It !!!

Dee - posted on 01/27/2010

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Lets see my husband walked me home from a dance in junior high. We had the same friends but never saw each other till 2 years after we graduated. We have been together since 1987. We got engaged 6-13-1988 the day i came home with my first daughter. We had another baby girl in august of 1989 and still were not married. So one day we just started planning our wedding. So we married November 27, 1993 and have been happily married ever since.

Cecille - posted on 01/27/2010

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I knew my husband for about 3months before he got to noticed me. after that i can't remember when we did start dating but we've been a couple for 6 long years before we decided to got married.

Natasha - posted on 01/27/2010

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I knew my husband for a little over 2 years when we started to date...we were best friends...we dated for a week...nothing but seeing each other...and we were engaged for 6 months...living together...and now we have been married for almost 4 years in june...some hard times...but the best man i have ever known...and so happy i got him before any other woman could!!!

Cyndi - posted on 01/27/2010

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I knew my husband for about 9 years ( we were both in other relationships) and back in end od 98' we dated moved in together. Got married June 2000 and this June will be our 10th wedding anniversary and we have 2 beautiful children from this neverending LOVE! :)

Erica - posted on 01/27/2010

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i knew my husband for 4 yrs.. We were good friends. I would call him with guy problems and he would call me with girl problems.. july of 2008 I called and he came and got me (he lived 2 hours away) and in Aug we started datin and October we got engaged, and we got married in Jan 09. I was 7 weeks pregnant when we got married so now we have a beautiful 4.5 month old lil boy..

Janet - posted on 01/27/2010

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My husband and I are high school sweethearts. I was actually in the 8th grade when we met. We started "going steady" when I was in 9th grade and broke up in my 10th grade year. We got back together in my senior year and have been together ever since. We got married after he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees and have been married for 22 1/2 years now!!! Best guy ever!!!

Becka - posted on 01/27/2010

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My husband and I met and talked for 2 months before we officially started dating, he proposed 3 months later and we married 2 months after that. We were 4 months pregnant and signing papers to move into our own house on the first anniversary of the day we met, and our daughter (due any day) will be 2 or 3 months old on our 1st wedding anniversary.

I knew the first time he held my hand that I never wanted him to let go, and life just gets better the longer we are together.

He is the man of my dreams, and I can't imagine being happier!

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2010

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I knew my husband for a month before we started dating. We dated for a month, then I moved in with him. Then three months later we got married. So we only knew each other for five months before we got married. I knew from the very moment I saw him though that he was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with !

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2010

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my husband and i met in may 2006 started dating in aug 2006 got engaged oct 2006 pregnant feb 2007 and married july 2007! we did it a lil backwards but it worked for us! been married almost 3 years and now have e kids!! love everyday that i get to be with him and our kids!

Richelle - posted on 01/26/2010

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I knew my husband for about 2 months before I started dating him. I thought he would be better suited as a friend than a boy friend. A few months after I started dating him, he kept talking about marriage and I kept telling him I never wanted to get married. We were engaged six months after we started dating but didn't marry for 1 1/2 yrs after the engagement.... now I'm thinking what took me so long to commit to this wonderful man?!?!

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