thenryan and i dated about five (and a half!) months before we got engaged. then we got married eleven weeks after that. when we're being generous, we say we dated for six months and were engaged for two. that's eight months total (fast!)
"dude," my friend susanna told me, "that's either so right it's good, or so bad it's stupid."
so far, it's not stupid.
happy five years, manly.