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 ( 412 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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Tracey - posted on 02/25/2010

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Hi, my Husband and I met when I was 10, and he was 30! We attended the same church, and when I was 16, I decided he was the one I wanted to marry. At 19, I think, is when he started looking at me. When I turned 20, he asked me out for our first date. On my 21 birthday we were married, and now have 3 wonderful children, and we have been married for 23 years this coming April 4th!

Danielle - posted on 12/03/2012

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I knew my husband for a month before our first date. We bought a house together after 4 months of dating. Got engaged a couple of months after that, and ended up getting married exactly a year and a day after our first date. We had been married for 10 years this past September and are happier than ever!

Jamie - posted on 06/08/2012

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I knew my husband for about 1 week. You know that feeling that you get in the bottom of your stomach, the "butterflies" if you will? I got that when I met him; when I saw him for the first time. I took the initiative and introduced myself, without breaking his feirce concentration he said "hello". Oh! My butterflies fluttered like those in a lush Spring garden. He was playing Nintindo 64's Street Fighter and intent on pulling off Ryu's round house kick for his finishing move. Anyways, after that we "dated" for 3 months, then his roommate got them kicked out of their apartment, so he had to move to WV. I asked if I could come to. If he wanted to call it off and just in it for the booty, he would have made up some excuse... but he said "sure, if you want too." So, after 3 months of knowing him I moved from FL to WV (with the mindset of living the rest of my life with him). 3 years later, we get married and have our first child. Exactly 12 months and 6 days later, our second child was born. Been together for 11 years, married for 8. What a ride it's been :O) I have a yearly pass, I'm BLESSED, and it's WONDERFUL!

Brittany - posted on 12/30/2011

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I knew my husband for 1 month, then we started dating, we dated 2 months before we got engaged and then was engaged 5 months before we got married so in all it was about 8 months in all.

Sade - posted on 04/08/2014

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I heard about my husband through his cousin before I met him. From time to time she'd casually tell a group of us about things that happened in relation to her/him. She invited us to a Halloween party and there is where I finally met him lol. He told her he was interested in me and I decided to date him that same week of Halloween. Fast forward a year or so we found out I was pregnant and got engaged in that year's winter and married the following years fall.

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Jaime - posted on 02/17/2014

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We didn't know each other very long before we started dating. I'd say a matter of days actually. It was just a love at first sight kinda thing. As a matter of fact I knew he was the one I'd marry very early on. Some time in those days we had just started dating. He says that he knew automatically just from meeting me. We dated for I'd say about 2 - 2 1/2 ish years before he popped the question. We were engaged for a little under a year before we got married.

However, prior to our official meeting we crossed paths a crap load of times that it is seriously ridiculous we had not much recollection of each other when we met. That's a whole other story in itself. But seriously, we stood up in the same wedding together and don't remember each other!!!!

Hema - posted on 11/24/2013

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We knew each other 4 years before our marrige now we enterd 6th year of our truly happy married life and want each other till end of our lifes and every time we take birth on this world

Rachel - posted on 09/26/2013

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We worked together before we started dating. I knew him a year or more before we got together.
We dated for 3 months before moving in together and then 3 months after that, we were engaged. We got married a little more than a year after that.
We've been married for 6 years.

Cristina Taflan - posted on 09/04/2013

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We knew each other for 2 weeks before starting dating,3 months after that got engaged on New Years night,3 months after that we found out we were pregnant with our first child and got married right away,then 3 years later we had our second child. We are now on our 6th year of marriage and we've never been better :)

Kaylea - posted on 08/29/2013

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My husband and I could have potentionally met at the ages of 8 and 10. We went to the same primary school without even knowing til later on. Met in high school then after a 6 months of unofficially seeing each other started dating when I was 15 and him 17, had a child early on in our relationship.. got engaged after 4and a half years then married a year and a half later on the 15th June 2013 :)

Patricia - posted on 02/25/2013

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I met my Husband at Christian Night Roller Skating and after the 3rd time of seeing him there we went on our first date- a movie, we dated for 2 years and then got engaged- we were engaged for 1 year before getting married. Waited 10 years before we had our one and only Daughter and been married for 20 years this April.

Rebekah - posted on 02/25/2013

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I meet my husband at a christain camp I was working at. We meet the end of Aug. Got engaged Nov.9 and got married Dec.31. 4 months all together. We are still very happly married.

Miam - posted on 12/02/2012

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I first met my husband way back in 1998. We met again in 2001. We were friends for awhile before we started dating. He proposed 2 months after we were dating and got married 2 years after. Despite all the challenges, I am glad I married him.

Miam - posted on 12/02/2012

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I first met my husband way back in 1998. We met again in 2001. We were friends for awhile before we started dating. He proposed 2 months after we were dating and got married 2 years after. Despite all the challenges, I am glad I married him.

Patricia - posted on 12/02/2012

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Well with my Husband and I it was love at first sight. We started dating right after I met him that first time at the rollerskating rink. We dated for 7 months before a Promise ring and then dated for another year for an engagement ring and then a year later we got married. 3 years total we dated. We have been married for 20 years.

Lara - posted on 12/01/2012

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I first met my husband about a year before we started seeing each other and I was dating someone else at the time. I was single when he came to visit my housemate who was a good friend of his. At the time we lived in different cities - about 10hrs drive away from each other. I was 22 and neither of us wanted to have a long distance relationship so we agreed it was just a fling, when he went home it would be over.



Two months later he came back to visit his family for Christmas and we admitted we couldn’t forget about each other, so we would try a casual long distance thing. If we met someone else local no hard feelings but we would be honest with each other if we did.



12 months later I moved to be with him. 12 months on from that we were engaged. However it took us another 7 years to get married. It didn’t feel important until we started talking about having children. We have been together 12 years now and have just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary.



But it barely feels like anytime. He is my best friend, and our relationship is built on trust and honesty.

Ashley - posted on 11/25/2012

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My husband and I started dating after about 2 weeks of knowing each other. He was my first date and he proposed 9 months later. We, then, married 5 months later. We'd only know each other for just a little over a year but we've been married for 2 and a half now.

Meghan - posted on 11/23/2012

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I met my husband in October 2010, got engaged September 2011, found out 2 weeks later that I was pregnant, had our beautiful girl in June 2012, and were married September 2012. We moved pretty quickly but when it's right, it's right :)

Jessica - posted on 06/13/2012

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We met a few months before dating (in high school). Started dating in December a few months later. He proposed the following June after we graduated and one year and 3 days later we were married. Tomorrow is our 15th wedding anniversary and asking him on a date in high was the BEST decision I ever made. :)

Kristie - posted on 05/25/2012

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we met on yahoo personals. we dated about a year were engaged about a year(we both were stationed in Germany) had to find a translator and he was in PLDC in that time frame. We have been married for almost 10 year(anniversary is in june). All together we have been together about 12 years. With all his deployments and my having to go on emergency leave and going tothe field we really dated/saw each for less than a year but we talked and texted all the time.

Wanda - posted on 05/07/2012

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I knew my husband a few months before we started dating. We got engaged almost four months later. I moved in with him the same summer we got engaged. We were engaged for four years before we got married and we're going on eight years together this October.

Liz - posted on 04/24/2012

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I knew him for about 2 years before we started dating. We dated for 2 years before getting engaged, and we were engaged 8 months before getting married. On May 5 we will have been married 5 years.

Lyndsay - posted on 04/23/2012

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I met my husband at a halloween party at a local dance club in 2002. It was October 30th. We started dating right away, and in June 2003, he proposed. We were engaged for almost 3 years before we were married. We are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary this june!

Lyndsay - posted on 04/23/2012

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I met my husband at a halloween party at a local dance club in 2002. It was October 30th. We started dating right away, and in June 2003, he proposed. We were engaged for almost 3 years before we were married. We are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary this june!

Alaina - posted on 04/10/2012

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We dated for right at a year then he asked me to marry him in january 2009 got married in Febuary 2009 and had our daughter in August 2009.. and we have been married for 3 years.

Jenifer - posted on 04/09/2012

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I met my husband in feb 2002 found out out we were expexcting in march, he proposed in may, we were married in july, and our daughter was born in november 2002. We are about to celebrate 10 wonderful years 7/11/12. Im so blessed that what could have turned into a one night stand was the best choice i ever made.

Allie - posted on 04/05/2012

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My husband and I started dating exclusively a week after we met. We dated for 4 months before he proposed. At that time he moved into my apartment when my roommate moved out. We were engaged for 4 months before we were married. So in total I only knew him for about 8 months before we were married. Then 4 months later we found out Cassidy was coming along. In about 4 months we will celebrate our 9th anniversary. So contrary to popular belief, fast moving relationships actually can last! My marriage is proof!

Maria - posted on 12/30/2011

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2 years altogether between dating and engagement. We both had bad relationships previously, so we just took our time to really know each other before taking the plunge.

Victoria - posted on 08/25/2011

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My husband and I were a little wacky about things.
We knew each other for about three years, dated about 3 months, then got married. xD We've been together over a year now.

Ripleigh - posted on 08/25/2011

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We started dating my freshman year, I was 15 at the time. We got engaged my freshman year of college in October, making me 18 at the time. That March we got married making me 19 at the time of our marriage. We had a short engagement because of the army.

Tina - posted on 08/21/2011

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I knew my Husband for a couple weeks before our first date. We didnt make anything official for a couple months. we were together for 1 year before getting engaged. we were engaged for 2 years before our wedding.

Cindy - posted on 08/17/2011

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I met him , we dated a Week before officially going out, I was 15, were together 7 Years before we got engaged, 2 years after that Married, and 2 kids

Franchesca - posted on 04/06/2011

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i knew my husband about 1 1/2 years before we started dating, we dated for about six months before we got engaged, and we were engaged for nine months. We got pregnant within our first week of dating, but before we found out we were pregnant i had already fallen for him and planned on spending the rest of my life with him.

Deanna - posted on 04/04/2011

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We met in highschool. His first day of highschool (grade 10 here) and my first day of grade 11. We were best friends for years. We dated when I was in grade 12 (him 11 obvs.) but we were forced to break up. We never got over each other, would hang out, act like we were together when we saw each other and then finally started dating again in 2007 (I graduated in 2004 so 3 ish years later) and we've been togethger ever since. We got engaged after dating 7 months. Planned our baby (ttc) and got pregnant after dating 10 months. Got married after a year and 8 months? and yeah we've been married 2 years, together 4 years and have a 2 year old and a 6 month old :) and are very very happy.

April - posted on 04/04/2011

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I knew my husband for about a year before we became a couple. We were again with each other for a year before we got married.

Lynn - posted on 03/30/2011

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Sounds similar to my story Shauna Roberts. My husband and I met Sept 9th of 2005 and he came to my house every single day. we got engaged December 24th and got married Feb 11th of 2006.

Samantha - posted on 03/30/2011

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We were good friends for 3 months before we started dating. Engaged almost 2 years later and married 2 years after being engaged.

Shauna - posted on 03/28/2011

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My husband stayed the night at my place 3 days after meeting and he never left. We were engaged 2 weeks after knowing each other. Married 1 year later and been married for 4 years now.

Kaddie - posted on 03/27/2011

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I met my husband on the school bus. I knew him 9 years before we started dateing and 6 months before we got married. Now we have a lil girl and living a great life.

Rebecca - posted on 03/15/2011

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I met my husband Feb. 7th 2005. We would hangout and go places with our friends but at 2am Feb.13 I asked him to be mine. He said yes. We got an apartment in June. Talked about marriage and children. We got engaged that Christmas and got married a year after we got together.

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I met my husband on a blind date, so we always dates. We married six months later and have been married for 11 years (in April).

Kelly - posted on 03/13/2011

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He asked me to be his girlfriend exactly a month after we met. 8 months later he asked me to marry him, but it turned into a kind of pre engagement because we were very young & couldn't afford to get married. 11 years later, after living together for 6 years he proposed again & we got married 8 months later.

Jenine - posted on 03/10/2011

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Me and my husband saw each other a total of 3 times before getting together our best mates were gogether and he asked me out through text after the 3rd time we met then engaged in 6 months and married just a year after meeting, been married for 5 years now :)

Jennifer - posted on 02/28/2010

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I met mine through a friend. It was 2006 when we first met. In 2008, we started dating and then 10 months down the road we got in engaged. 10 months later we got married.

Cara - posted on 02/26/2010

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My husband and i were best friends for 3 years before we started dating. We actually didn't do very well with the whole dating thing and ended up on again off again for over a year and a half. One day we finally said, why don't we just get married! And we did, 8 weeks later. lol. We're kind of all or nothing people I guess! lol Everyone assumed I was pregnant of course being that we planned a wedding in less that 2 months out of nowhere. I did get pregnant with our first 7 months into our marriage and actually still had people ask me if that's why we got married! lol. But we've been married for 7 years now, expecting our 2nd child and happy as can be!

Tyra - posted on 02/25/2010

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My husband and I met in March of 2001, started dating in July, got engaged in December, and married March of 2002...one year after we had met!

Carlene - posted on 02/24/2010

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I met my husband on Valentine's day amidst my anti-cupid attitude while out with friends man hating..lol..we rode around the back roads and talked (seriously, just talked) till daylight, we "officially" started dating 3 days later and we married just 4 months later. Here it is almost a year later and it's had some ups and downs but no more so than any other first year marriages. He's a wonderful man that I adore and will cherish.

Evanna - posted on 02/23/2010

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I met him in May of 1990, he asked me out in June or July, I said no, he asked me again on September 10, 1990, this time I said yes. He asked me to marry him on May 16 1993, and we were married in April of '94. All in all, we've been together since September 10, 1990 until the present. Looking forward to our 16th anniversary this spring.

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.

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