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.
After graduating, it took me nearly a year-and-a-half to find another job.
How long did you date your partner before he or she popped the question?
It may have only been months, or perhaps it felt like an eternity.
At the time, I wished it would have happened sooner.