I was thinking the other day that maybe some of the reason that certain relationships don't work out is because one party waits too long to "pop the question" and slowly the excitement trickles out of the relationship. I was wondering what you people thought. I know this isn't necessarily true, but say after a year and a half, you both are really happy, and there's still the butterflies in your stomach every time you see him/her, and things are "normal" and you've had a healthy relationship for this long, then that's a good time to propose. (Being that you're not a couple of high schoolers or maybe even college kids...Saying that you're a mature adult.) I imagine that as time goes on and things settle down and you become more and more comfortable with each other, and maybe the passion dies away, replaced by a deeper love, every time you look at that big (or not so) shining rock on your finger you are taken back to the day you got it, and how it felt. The butterflies come back-- and you can't help but smile. So guys and gals... share your experiences and thoughts. How long did you or would you wait before popping the question/before getting engaged? If you got married, are you together now?