How Long Should you Date Before Getting Engaged

We are here today with some relationship advice. Maybe you are currently engaged – or maybe you are dating but talking about getting engaged. Wherever you are in your relationship, please understand that there is no rush to tie the knot.

One of the questions we see a lot – is how long you need to date before you get married?

Well there is certainly no right or wrong answer to this question. We’ve known couples who have been married for years who only dated for six months. On the flip side, we have also known couples who dated for years before they made the decision to walk down the aisle.

Personally, my husband and I dated for two years before we got engaged. We had an engagement that lasted a little over one year. If you are in the space where you are dating someone and you are ready to get married, but maybe your partner is not – you might need to sit down and have a realistic conversation to make sure you both have the same long term plans for your lives. We know how frustrating it can be to want to be engaged so badly, but it just isn’t happening. Being honest and up front with your partner about your feelings leaves no room for confusion. Have an open-minded talk, but don’t pressure your partner to propose.

And don’t miss our article on 10 things every couple needs to talk about before marriage.

How long were some of you dating before you got engaged?

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