Once we both graduated from college and got started in our careers, my husband proposed.
I believe that you shouldn't get engaged until you are truly serious about getting married.
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 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.
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.
When you know, you know." Two years: "A lot of timing fell to my fiance once we decided we were going to get married.
We are both really happy with how fast everything happened.