This was both of our second marriages, so we knew what we wanted and did not want in a partner, no need to wait years.And as a wedding planner, I was able to plan our wedding in three-and-a-half months.Note: This question was in no way as awkward as when my mom decided to share "a great baby name" she thought of with us only three months into the relationship. Is there any minimum amount of time you'd stick to, or think people should stick to, before getting engaged?Dated for 1.4 years (17 months) before moving in together.Then lived together for 1.83 years (22 months) before getting engaged.Then were engaged for 1.67 years (20 months) before getting married.
How long did you date your partner before he or she popped the question?We knew that we fit each other very well within the first two weeks of knowing each other.It took some time for my head that was saying, 'this can never work — we don't even live in the same country,' to catch up with my heart that knew he was the one for me. Although, I was worried that other people would think it was too fast, especially because we were dating long distance — but ultimately, it doesn't matter what other people think.I've said it before and I'll say it again: The fact that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake did not end up together makes it difficult for me to believe in the institution of marriage at all. The fact that Mary Kay Letourneau and her former student (whom she started very illegally dating in 1996, resulting in jail time) are still together and happily married today, 18 years later. Then, there are Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, who famously got married just one month after they met in 2009.They were married for four years, which is 48 times longer than they knew each other before committing (and longer than many other couples who dated for "normal" amounts of time before getting engaged). Well, recently a friend of mine had that exact sort of giddy smile you get about one month into a new relationship. " in my head, while the other half screamed practical things, like "Pump the breaks!