The three-year time span gave us enough experience with one another to really learn each other's life dances.
Meaning, three years of dating also allowed us to build a strong awareness of our expectations of one another, and how we view and interact with each other and the world." Five years: "I couldn't afford to save for a ring for nearly two years. However, I lost my job around the time I wanted to propose and spent my free time finishing school.
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.
It may have only been months, or perhaps it felt like an eternity.
People are also waiting longer to get married, which isn’t exactly a shocker.
We got married less than six months later than our engagement.
We are both in our 30s, and I think once you reach a certain age, you know what you want and you know what you need and when you find it, you hold on tight." Nine months: "I remember thinking at three months that I would totally marry him right now.
But then we got to know each other even more, we got into some necessary arguments, and our love grew even stronger.
I think it happened at the right time, though we would've loved to have been able to move in together right away instead of waiting a few months to buy a house together.