Thursday, June 1, 2023


How long was the “courtship” with your current spouse or partner?

Jeez, how often do you hear the word “courtship” anymore? I think we’re dating ourselves a bit…

Anyway, how long was the courtship with your current spouse or partner? And what we mean by that is, how long were you dating before you began living together? Was it just a couple of months? A year? Two years? Five years? Longer?

If you’re not dating anyone, well, here’s a funny picture to make your time visiting this page worthwhile!


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Neal Davis
1 month ago

We began talking to each other once in a while in October or November. Our first date was the following March. We were engaged to be married in October of the same year. Our wedding was in July of the following year, 34 years ago.

1 month ago

& So far it’s been 62 years after she asked if she could sit in the seat beside me on the Denver city bus. 64 years total

1 month ago

im on my second marriage. first one lasted 21 years. second going on 23 years. first was a high school sweetheart and second one was an online meetup. im done….no more

Wayne Caldwell
1 month ago

We’ve been married for 35 years after a 6-month courtship.

Colette S
1 month ago

We met while both in the Army Air Traffic Control school. He knew immediately that I was the one, followed me around even while I dated others. Finally met again in Atlanta both returning from Christmas vacation and there was a snowstorm that closed the airport for 4 hours! When has that ever happened again? He looked at me and asked, “Do you want to get a drink?” to which I replied,”yes!” and 3 months later we were married! On May 5th we will be married 50 years and we have loved every moment of our lives together!

1 month ago

Nine years. She went home and woke her father up to show him the ring and he said: “it’s about time.” and rolled over and went back to sleep.

1 month ago

Met in High School married 2 weeks after she graduated. I was in the Army so she went back to South Korea with me then to Germany settled her in California on my way to Vietnam. 56 years and still going strong.

Bill Byerly
1 month ago

Almost a year and been married for just over 45 years

1 month ago

36 years of courtship and counting. 34 years married. One and done.

Don N
1 month ago

We met at Dads berry field. 4 years later we got married in 1960. That has lasted 63 year and still going steady.

1 month ago

Met in March, married in July! Will celebrate 36 years married this summer. It was the second (and last) marriage for both of us and we just knew it was right.

Bob P
1 month ago

We met in October 2015, I knew I loved her by Christmas but she was hesitant because she’d been widowed for 10 years and loved her freedom. We continued dating through the winter, then in March I got a “Dear John” text saying she’d still like to be friends. I decided to take her up on the offer. Then she moved 70 miles away and one Saturday I was with her helping her shop for appliances for the new house, we were in Lowes and she was talking to the salesman, I was standing off to the side talking with her son and I heard her say to the salesman “well we are getting married”. You could’ve knocked me over with a feather, her son looked at me and I guess I had a strange look and he burst out laughing. Later she said well it’s leap year and women are allowed to propose, I didn’t object. Now coming up on 7 years and we are happier than we’ve ever been.

1 month ago

we met in high school (fall, 1967) and married in march, 1970. still going strong.

Capt. Jim
1 month ago

Courtship was short, consisting of “You’re What???”. Been married 40 years. Safe Travels.

Gene Bjerke
1 month ago

I chose “less than three months” because the actual time to decide was a couple of weeks — but we had been friends for about 35 years, so it was not a gamble. We both had been married to someone else when we first met, but a lot can happen in 35 years.

1 month ago

Is “not long enough” an option?

1 month ago
Reply to  Leonard

LOL 🤣😂

Gary G
1 month ago

Been married 53 years come August, met in college married 15 months later.
Love of my life, helps we both enjoy the same things in life.

Jim Johnson
1 month ago

We 1st met half-way through our 1st year of undergraduate university when she was walking with my chemistry lab partner (both gals graduated from a local high school and ride shared). It was another month or so when I met my future wife for the 2nd time with a group of local students at the student union. I was welcomed into the group and became one of the regulars. Things sort of blossomed in the spring. She was (and continued) dating several other guys; but I already knew she was the one that I wanted to grow old with.

We had tiffs and reunions but I was her regular date by our junior year, and a solid couple by our senior year. She said she didn’t want to move directly from her parents’ home to a husband’s home. We were engaged a year after graduation and married a year after that.

We celebrate 44 years this June.

Tom E
1 month ago

Been together nearly 20 years and still in a “courtship”. My aunt (mom’s sister) and uncle were in a “courtship” their entire marriage. I’ve met several retired RV couples who are still in a “courtship”.

Bill Braniff
1 month ago

My wife and I had been going together for about 18 months before we finally were married. however, a large part of that time I was in Vietnam in 1968.

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