How long before engagement

So, I'm going to preface with, I just started dating awesome guy. We've only been dating for about 3 weeks. So I'm just curious about this. How long did you date before getting engaged. I asked my parents and they said they started dating in december, and got married in august. That seems a little fast. They were about my age (25).
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I met my husband when I was 22 and he was 24. We both knew right away that the other was "the one". We moved in together after 4 months, were engaged at 6 months, and married 7 months later (so 13 months after we started dating).

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We just got engaged last week after almost 4 and a half years of dating. The wedding will be this summer.

ETA: I am 24 and will be 25 in November.
It's right when it's right. There is no good time frame.

For us it was 7 months, married a over a year later.
I was about 18 when I met my husband. He was 20. We knew in a few weeks that we were for good. We got engaged on our four year anniversary.
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One month after we started dating. I was 18 and he was 21. We got married 2.5 years later. 14 years of marriage this December.
We dated for a year and three months before we got engaged. We were engaged for three months before marriage.

We just celebrated our 5th anniversary in December and I can't believe it!

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We got engaged after about two months of dating. Married about eight months after that.

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We met at a nightclub Aug. 9. 1985, he proposed Dec. 21, 1985 and we married Aug. 9, 1986.

We have been married for almost 23 years. He is my soulmate!

I was 22 and he was 25.
We dated for a month before getting engaged. We waited a little longer than we wanted to get married. We had a 7 month engagement instead of the 2 we wanted. Friends and family needed to catch up.
Like cympreni said, when it's right, it's right. When you know, you know.
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We were together 3 years before we got engaged. It was the 2nd time around for the both of us, so we didn't want to jump into anything too quickly.
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We started talking about marriage at 8 months, engaged at a little over a year. Married 10 months later
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DH and I dated for 6 years before we got engaged.

I was 20 and he was 21 when we started dating. It didn't take us 6 years to figure out that each other was "the One". But marriage was not a priority for either of us when we met, and we both had things we wanted to get done (as individuals) before we were ready to get married.

We got engaged after dating off and on for 2+ years and married about 5 months after that. Something like that.
I'm not engaged, nor have I ever been, so I have no idea what would be 'right' for me. But I am a firm believer in going with your gut. If it feels right, and you're happy and both on the same page, more power to you.

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We started talking about marriage at 7 months...engaged at 13 months and then married at 20 months. We decided to wait on getting engaged so our families would get to know each other.

I don't think any amount of time would have helped my FIL. I don't think he ever thought about his kids getting married.
We met in January, but due to circumstances didn't have our first official date until April.

We knew the other was the "one" by June/July.

We got married about a week before our 8 year anniversary of meeting
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Originally Posted by Poodlehead
We were engaged 16 months after we met and it was another 16 months before we got married. We were talking about marriage about 2 or 3 months after meeting, but no way were we in a hurry for it! I was 27 when we met, my husband was 24.
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Everyone's mileage may vary time-wise, but I echo the "when it's right, it's right" sentiment.

DH and I started making wedding plans on our first date in mid-November '05. He officially proposed in March of '06, and we were married 2 months later and are yet having a blast!
Wow, many of you were engaged fast! My bf and I have been together 14 months. We started talking marriage maybe 3 months ago.

That being said, I accidently found a payment slip for a ring that I will probably be seeing by the end of this year
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