Although some believe falling in love takes time, others fall in love quickly- and get engaged quickly, too. According to the following tales from Reddit users, sometimes whirlwind engagements can be pretty great and can lead to years of happiness.
These individuals who each got engaged after dating for one month or less share their stories. Although INSIDER cannot independently verify each story, they are certainly interesting to read.
“Ninety minutes later, we decided to get married.”
“[We] met on a night out when she was out with a friend. I was out with my friends and we randomly got introduced to each other by a mutual friend. We instantly clicked.
“Ninety minutes later, we had decided to get married. We saw each other almost every day after that night. Bought a flat together three months later. Got married the following year.”This was back in the mid-nineties ’90s. [We’re] still happily married after over 20 years together with some kids.” – Reddit user cuddlemycat
“I just felt it.”
“Started dating on a Saturday, bought the marriage licence on Monday and got married on Tuesday. I just felt it. We’ve been married 10 years now.” – Reddit user rlw0312
“We just celebrated our 50th.”
“First date in January, engaged in February, married a year later. We just celebrated our 50th [anniversary]. [We have] three great kids and five wonderful grandkids. It’s been a great life.” – Reddit user donzzzzz
“Sometimes you just know.”
“We kind of knew on our first date. We had talked through text quite a bit before we finally met, but there was such a strong connection when we finally talked in person. On our second date, I was pretty sure I would never feel this way about anyone else. About a month later, we were talking and realised we were both thinking the same thing, and could not imagine life with anyone else, and started discussing marriage.
“Several months later we were married. Neither of us take marriage lightly, and, [in our previous relationships], neither of us planned to marry. Sometimes you just know. It’s been absolutely wonderful so far and we just keep falling for each other over and over. I don’t know if I believe in soulmates or anything, but I’ve chosen him to be ‘my one’ and he’s chosen me. We can’t imagine it any differently and I’m happy I’m gonna get to go through life with him.” – Reddit user ThatMetalMama
“It’s been 15 years and we have two sons.”
“Got together and got engaged after a week because … it felt so right … We waited six months to get married to give the impression that the decision wasn’t rushed. It’s been 15 years and we have two sons. She is the center of my universe and other than death, I don’t think we will be apart.” – Reddit user shikaishi
“We met on a Sunday night blind date, [and got] married that Friday.”
“We met on a Sunday night blind date, [and got] married that Friday. [We’ll have] been married 44 years in April. I guess we’re OK, we live full-time in an RV so we can visit family and travel.” – Reddit user glowgrl
“A short engagement may not work for everyone, but it’s been a success here!”
“Got engaged at two weeks, got married after 66 days, and have been married 11 years.”I wasn’t looking to get married … but I knew after a couple of dates. I loathe talking on the phone, but an hour [on the phone with him] would go by quickly. We have shared values, and he makes me laugh … “He’s my best friend, and we have a ton of laughs. I’ve had some hard times and he’s been amazingly supportive. A short engagement may not work for everyone, but it’s been a success here!” – Reddit user sleepydwarfzzzzzzz
“We got married one week after our first date. We have been married almost 13 years now and have three kids. No regrets!” – Reddit user The Fermentalist
“I’ve had a great run.”
“Met my wife through a mutual friend. Five days later, I asked her to marry me. It will be 18 years [together] this month. I’ve had a great run …. your results may vary.” – Reddit user apatheticviews
“We both had ‘this is the one’ feelings.”
“We were engaged after our second date… [We’ve been] married now for 16 years. For both of us, it was the second time around, and we both had ‘this is the one’ feelings from the first time we went out. It goes to show that when you know, you know!” – Reddit user Usakiwi
“We decided within a month we wanted to get married … “
“Our first date was on Halloween in 2010. It was a Sunday, and we went four-wheeling in my truck and watched football at my apartment. The following Thursday she stayed the night and never left. We decided within a month we wanted to get married, but we waited until July to get it done. She’s snoring right next to me at the moment, and I couldn’t be happier.” – Reddit user cherrycolaholic