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18th Nov '16 4:09:15 PM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath The Green Death]]", Jo Grant is PutOnABus by getting engaged to Professor Clifford Jones, a man she met for the first time earlier that story, [[BelligerentSexualTension when he yelled at her]] [[DoppelgangerDating for ruining an experiment]]. (Other companions also left for a man they'd just met, but Jo is the only one where they actually announce their engagement. At least until Franchise/BerniceSummerfield in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures.)

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath The Green Death]]", Jo Grant is PutOnABus by getting engaged to Professor Clifford Jones, a man she met for the first time earlier that story, [[BelligerentSexualTension when he yelled at her]] [[DoppelgangerDating for ruining an experiment]]. (Other companions also left for a man they'd just met, but Jo is the only one where they actually announce their engagement. At least until Franchise/BerniceSummerfield in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures.)


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** The other notorious example is "The Invasion of Time", where Leela suddenly announces she's marrying Andred after barely even showing any sexual tension with him and only knowing him for a couple of days at most. This was RealLifeWritesThePlot, as the showrunners deliberately failed to write a convincing exit for her because they were hoping until the last minute that the actor would change her mind about leaving.
12th Nov '16 4:47:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/HellFighters'', the JohnWayne homage to Oil Well firefigther Red Adair, has him as Chance Buckman, the best oil well fire fighter in the world, who has as his best employee Greg Parker, a man who's found a sure-fire method to get women he meets to go to bed with him: he brings them to the fire. When Chance is critically injured in an accident, his friend tells Greg to go get Chance's previously unknown daughter Tish (who was living with her mother) so she can see him in case he dies. Chance is still under anaesthesia when their office gets called that a fire has broken out. It's money, so everyone goes, except Tish, who wants to go, but everyone in the company (including Greg) who knows about Greg's womanizing, realize it wouldn't be a good idea if Chance found out that Greg took his daughter to a fire. She then shows up on her own anyway. When she goes back to see her father when he wakes up from anaesthesia after surgery, she innocently tells her father that she went to a fire with Greg. Chance calls Greg into the hospital room and cold cocks him for taking his daughter to a fire, only to discover that almost immediately after they met at the fire, Greg and Tish got married.

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* ''Film/HellFighters'', the JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne homage to Oil Well firefigther Red Adair, has him as Chance Buckman, the best oil well fire fighter in the world, who has as his best employee Greg Parker, a man who's found a sure-fire method to get women he meets to go to bed with him: he brings them to the fire. When Chance is critically injured in an accident, his friend tells Greg to go get Chance's previously unknown daughter Tish (who was living with her mother) so she can see him in case he dies. Chance is still under anaesthesia when their office gets called that a fire has broken out. It's money, so everyone goes, except Tish, who wants to go, but everyone in the company (including Greg) who knows about Greg's womanizing, realize it wouldn't be a good idea if Chance found out that Greg took his daughter to a fire. She then shows up on her own anyway. When she goes back to see her father when he wakes up from anaesthesia after surgery, she innocently tells her father that she went to a fire with Greg. Chance calls Greg into the hospital room and cold cocks him for taking his daughter to a fire, only to discover that almost immediately after they met at the fire, Greg and Tish got married.
30th Oct '16 1:57:25 PM JaywalkersNeverProsper
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* In ''Series/GoodGirlsRevolt'' Patti considers her sisterís marriage this as sheís only eighteen and wants to get married before her husband leaves for Vietnam.
2nd Oct '16 5:25:14 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/WhatPriceHollywood'': Mary and Lonnie get married way too fast, and eventually, their marriage falls apart just as quickly.
23rd Sep '16 6:26:53 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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* Possible in VideoGame/TheSims. Heck, it's possible to have a ''first-date'' marriage, if you're so inclined. With enough hacking, two Sims that don't even know each other can be married. Justified in all games after the first as those include lifespans and ageing mechanics, with time advancing at very high speed - each "day" is representative of several months, resulting in solid dating history before marriage happens.

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* Possible in VideoGame/TheSims. Heck, it's possible to have a ''first-date'' marriage, if you're so inclined. With determined enough hacking, two Sims to raise enough relationship in that don't even know each other can be married. first day. Justified in all games after the first as those include lifespans and ageing mechanics, with time advancing at very high speed - each "day" is representative of several months, months (roughly a year per day in The Sims 2 judging from the day age meter without mods), resulting in solid dating history before marriage happens.
22nd Aug '16 1:12:27 AM JohnnyLurg
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* In ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'', Joanna and John are engaged after ten days.
16th Aug '16 7:50:12 PM PaulA
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** In ''Literature/DiplomaticImmunity'', Lieutenant Corbeau and Garnet Five start making marriage plans after only knowing each other for a few days at most. Miles considers suggesting that this isn't enough time to base such a significant decision on, then reflects on his history with Ekaterin and decides he lacks moral standing on this point.
12th Aug '16 12:05:17 AM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]'', Aral and Cordelia have known each other for only a few days when he proposes (he says it was LoveAtFirstSight, despite the unromantic circumstances).
** Towards the end of [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga his series,]] Miles' marriage proposals were heading for this territory as he became increasingly desperate. Elena, [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend he waited seventeen years to propose.]] Elli, although they'd known each other for several years, he proposed on their first date (and kept on proposing even after being shot down repeatedly.) And with Ekaterin, he proposed ''before she even knew she was being courted.'' (He panicked.)

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]'', ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'', Aral and Cordelia have known each other for only a few days when he proposes (he says it was LoveAtFirstSight, despite the unromantic circumstances).
** Towards the end of [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga his series,]] the series, Miles' marriage proposals were heading for this territory as he became increasingly desperate. Elena, [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend he waited seventeen years to propose.]] propose]]. Elli, although they'd known each other for several years, he proposed on their first date (and kept on proposing even after being shot down repeatedly.) repeatedly). And with Ekaterin, he proposed ''before she even knew she was being courted.'' courted''. (He panicked.)
27th Jul '16 11:47:33 AM Willbyr
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-->'''Friend:''' Now... hold on a sec! You weren't even ''dating''...
-->'''Bride in question:''' Nope.
-->'''Friend:''' ... And you haven't ''kissed''.
-->'''Bride in question:''' Nope, not once.
* With the revelation of ''{{Naruto}}'''s full time line, [[spoiler: Naruto and Hinata]] seems to be confirmed for being this trope. It's actually downplayed; While end of the movie cuts straight to their wedding in the credits, the two knew each other since childhood, and they still built up their relationship through dating (As revealed in a 2 page epilogue written by the author). In addition, a close look shows while they fell in love during winter, they marry during springtime.

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-->'''Friend:''' Now... hold on a sec! You weren't even ''dating''...
-->'''Bride
''dating''...\\
'''Bride
in question:''' Nope.
-->'''Friend:''' ...
Nope.\\
'''Friend:''' ...
And you haven't ''kissed''.
-->'''Bride
''kissed''.\\
'''Bride
in question:''' Nope, not once.
* With the revelation of ''{{Naruto}}'''s ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s full time line, [[spoiler: Naruto and Hinata]] seems to be confirmed for being this trope. It's actually downplayed; While end of the movie cuts straight to their wedding in the credits, the two knew each other since childhood, and they still built up their relationship through dating (As revealed in a 2 page epilogue written by the author). In addition, a close look shows while they fell in love during winter, they marry during springtime.
14th Jul '16 8:39:34 PM Adept
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* Vicar Leonard Clement, the narrator in the AgathaChristie novel ''TheMurderAtTheVicarage'' proposed marriage to his wife Griselda after only knowing her for 24 hours.

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* Vicar Leonard Clement, the narrator in the AgathaChristie Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''TheMurderAtTheVicarage'' ''Literature/TheMurderAtTheVicarage'' proposed marriage to his wife Griselda after only knowing her for 24 hours.hours.
* Defied in ''Literature/TheMysteriousAffairAtStyles''. Hastings asked for Cynthia's hand in marriage after knowing her for just a few days. She sensibly rejects his proposal, though mostly because she's in love with someone else.
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