As a follow-up to yesterday’s discussion, I’m curious, those of you have been engaged: How long did you date your significant other first? And how long was your engagement before the wedding? (Or, if you didn’t make it that far, how long was the engagement before it was called off?) Here’s my story:
Drew and I dated about a year and a half before I moved from Chicago to NYC to be with him. That was the last weekend of September, 2007. We got engaged about sixteen months after that, in February 2009, so nearly three years after we started long-distance dating. (I think we would have gotten engaged a little sooner had we started out living in the same city.) We were married in July, 2009, after a quick, five-month engagement (and I seriously couldn’t imagine doing it another way, unless it were to make it an even faster engagement, followed, perhaps, by an elopement).