It seems like all the celebs are getting engaged this holiday season… everyone from Aretha Franklin to Justin Timberlake! Of course, we are in the peak of “engagement season” (Thanksgiving through Valentines Day), but all of these proposals have me wondering… do you have a timeline for getting hitched?
I was still a teenager when Travis and I started dating, so I didn’t enter our relationship with any sort of deadline for marriage. But soon into our relationship, when I realized that he was the man I would marry, I started timing everything out. I wanted to get engaged the summer after we graduated college and married a year later, on our 4 year anniversary.
And guess what? That’s exactly what happened!
I know some women with age-related timelines. Some want to get married by age 30, some want a proposal by 27, etc… I have the feeling that it’s pretty natural for women to set a deadline for marriage, especially if they want to start a family. I’m curious to know how many of you have one, too…
Unmarried gals: do you have a desired age that you’d like to be married or engaged? Has your timeline changed as you’ve dated different people? Married gals: did you have a marriage deadline before you got hitched? Did everything turn out the way you thought it would? Share in the comments!