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How soon after you met your spouse???
Old 08-04-2013, 08:02 AM
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Did you know he or she was the one? Just wonderin'


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Old 08-04-2013, 08:09 AM
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I knew before we were even introduced. I was sitting at a bar with a friend, after being stood up by a guy, when he walked in. I immediately thought, "he is the kind of guy I could marry"! Our mutual friends introduced us and as they say, the rest is history! Been together 31 years!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:16 AM
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It took me a while. He says he knew immediately. It took me about six months to get there. We've been married for six years.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:17 AM
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6 months. He will tell you he knew the 1st date. Lol. ♥
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:20 AM
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Well, we were engaged 2 months after we met (through match.com, nonetheless!) and married 5 months after that. Started trying for a family a year later and had 4 children in 5 years...now aged 14 to almost 9. We celebrate 16 years next month!


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Old 08-04-2013, 08:20 AM
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The first time I saw him. I was at church and I told my friend "I think I'm going to marry him." It took two years for him to figure it out...He was in the middle of a divorce. We were married after a 6 week engagement. 28 years and counting.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:26 AM
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Before we even met. I saw him on the floor at our dorm in college and thought "WOW!" It took him a few months to finally ask me out, and a few more months to figure out the whole marriage thing. He's a little slow! Ha ha

We celebrate our 24th anniversary next month.
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First date.
Old 08-04-2013, 08:33 AM
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I knew on the first date. We were married six months later. We will celebrate our seventh anniversary this year.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:34 AM
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I'm glad to hear your responses... at least I know I'm not crazy!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:38 AM
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I'm fairly certain I knew right away......but it was 6 years until we were engaged and 7 until we were married!

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Old 08-04-2013, 08:44 AM
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6 months - 1year but he says that he knew right away. I guess it worked because we have been married 33years.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:44 AM
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DH asked me to marry him after 2 days and I laughed (I was 18 ) 2 years later we were married and will celebrate 42 years this month

Totally off topic...Kermit, I'm in W Seattle this week and saw a sign for your camp. I told the people I was with "I 'know' the woman who runs those camps!" I vacation in W Seattle often, maybe someday I can bring my granddaughters so they can attend the camp
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:46 AM
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My EX said that he knew he would marry me the day he sat behind me in church the very first time. I was a harder sell. It was over six months for me.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:47 AM
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Pooh Bear that's so cool! I would love one of your granddaughters to attend

If you're still around, come by and visit between 9-3. You can look on the website and find my location.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:11 AM
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Not sure what the plans for tomorrow are, but if I can I will definitely stop by

Sorry to hijack the thread....back to spouse stories!
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:41 AM
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A matter of weeks, maybe a month? We were engaged at six months, married at 1 year. Now if we make it through our kids being teenagers I think we are set for life.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:51 AM
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Hmm, I'd have to say the first date. We met in January, started dating April first, engaged in May, and married in August. Once we knew, we didn't want to wait!
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:20 AM
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Met in April, engaged in July, and married in October of the same year. Been married 23 years this year. A month after we met, my Aunt looked at me and said she had dibs on the wedding shower.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:25 PM
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I knew on the 2nd date. He proposed after 6 months (he said he was ready to propose after 4 months but that seemed pushy).

Our son was born on the 3rd anniversary of that first date. We celebrated our 25th anniversary last week.
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Another first date story...
Old 08-04-2013, 12:44 PM
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I met my now-DH on a Thursday, he asked me out for Friday--I said no as I already had plans. We went out on Saturday and he asked me to marry him at the end of the date. I laughed and said no (of course.) He says "well, just so you know, I plan to marry you." Surprisingly, it didn't scare me so that was a sign in itself.

I said no twice more--We were still married with 20 months of meeting. It is now 23 years later.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:05 PM
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I think about 4 to 6 monts for me. I really was not interested in dating hint first because of our age difference so I considered our first two monts of dating to kind of be going out as friends though we were spending most of our free time together.

He was interested in me romantically right away and thins he knew I was te one after a few months as well.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:21 PM
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I'm going to be the voice of reality. First, I am glad that things are going well and I hope they keep on that path. Things are new, fresh, and exciting. You are over the moon for each other and you should be.

But get to know each other slowly and through the seasons. Each season brings new excitement as well as life challenges and stressors. You want to know each other's personality in each season and how they deal with different situations that come up throughout the year.

I could go into specifics of my friends who 'just knew' a person was the one and it ended miserably... but I won't.

As my granny always said, "Keep your heart on your sleeve, your head in the clouds, and your feet on the ground.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:41 PM
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Years! But in all fairness I met him when we were 10.

He chased me LONG before I even thought about it. We have been together 17 years, married 12.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:43 PM
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on our first date. He says he knew on our first date, too. Married 9 years on Aug. 7. Just had our first baby and still madly in love! He's awesome!
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:12 PM
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I knew about a week in. We had been dating a week and DH had to transfer to PA. It felt like my world was ending. Good thing he was able to transfer back with a month!

My mother says she knew my Dad was the one right away. She walked into a dinner/dance and saw my dad across the room. She turned to her cousin and said "That is the man I am going to marry!" They were married less than a year later and spent 47 years together (my father passed away 2 weeks after their aniversary - his card to my mom said "47 years is not enough!"
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:38 PM
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Me...4 months.
DH...4 minutes
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We took things slowly,
Old 08-04-2013, 05:24 PM
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plus we were in college. I can't really say when I thought he was the one I would marry.

He's just always been the one that I have felt that I could be completely open with and he would never take advantage and would always be there for me. For me, it was more of a feeling like that rather than "I'm gonna marry him." Excitement to be together, yet a comfort level at the same time. Does that make sense?

We dated for 4 years and have been married for 31 years.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:24 PM
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I knew on our first date that the relationship had potential, and that was the first time that had happened when I first met someone! We'll be married 29 years next Sunday!

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:43 PM
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My husband and I were friends for about a month. One day as we were talking at Dairy Queen, he said something and I gazed at him and thought, "This is the guy I'm going to marry." We started dating shortly after that Dairy Queen date.
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