We were together 2 months when we started talking about living together. We were spending all of our time together anyways, so why not? We've lived together for 6 months. He started talking about marriage after about 3 months together. I was totally down for it but then we had a huge bump in our road. We'll see what happens. He knows my dream proposal, and unfortunately this August is the only time to make that come true. After that it'll be at least 2 years. Sooo we'll see.
If he does propose some time this year, it'll probably be at least a year and a half to two years before we actually do so. I personally think it's a horrible idea to have a huge wedding and get into a lot of debt together right off the bat so I'd want to save as much as we could for it first.
I also definitely wouldn't marry someone I haven't lived with. Actually, I've lived with my last 5 partners. It really opens your eyes to who they really are. What their habits really are like. Yea, they helped around the house when we were just at my place but once we started living together they decided I was their waitress/maid/personal chef/mother/butler. Eff off!