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9th Feb '16 4:22:57 PM jabberwocky1996
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* A very heartwarming example with Creator/CateBlanchett: Cate and her husband Andrew Upton (who is a screenwriter and playwright) got engaged after they'd only been dating for about three weeks. They've been married since 1997 and have four children together, proving that whirlwind romances do sometimes last.
7th Feb '16 8:23:01 PM jormis29
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* In the MarvelUniverse, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} got married a couple of days after they met. Admittedly it was a very ''intense'' couple of days. * [[IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and Caiera hit it off pretty fast in Planet Hulk. The exact amount of time is hard to pin down but it doesn't seem more than a few weeks, though they are engaged in some fairly intense flirting during their second meeting. [[DroppedABridgeOnHim It didn't last long, though.]]
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* In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} got married a couple of days after they met. Admittedly it was a very ''intense'' couple of days. * [[IncredibleHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and Caiera hit it off pretty fast in Planet Hulk. The exact amount of time is hard to pin down but it doesn't seem more than a few weeks, though they are engaged in some fairly intense flirting during their second meeting. [[DroppedABridgeOnHim It didn't last long, though.]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Faeries1999}}'' has the Prince and Brigid who marry the same day they meet.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Faeries1999}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Faeries 1999}}'' has the Prince and Brigid who marry the same day they meet.

* In ''TheEnchantedForestChronicles'', [[spoiler:Cimmorene and Mendanbar]] get married after just a few days of knowing each other, despite both being reluctant to marry before hand, and [[spoiler:Daystar and Shiara]] are implied to be in love after knowing each other less than a week, though they don't want to get engaged. Averted with [[spoiler:Morwen and Telemain]], who knew each other for a long time before they got married and were implied to have had a romance before the series started.
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* In ''TheEnchantedForestChronicles'', the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', [[spoiler:Cimmorene and Mendanbar]] get married after just a few days of knowing each other, despite both being reluctant to marry before hand, and [[spoiler:Daystar and Shiara]] are implied to be in love after knowing each other less than a week, though they don't want to get engaged. Averted with [[spoiler:Morwen and Telemain]], who knew each other for a long time before they got married and were implied to have had a romance before the series started.

* In the ''HeraldsofValdemar'' book ''Exile's Valor'', Queen Selenay gets married to Prince Karath of Rethwellan after having known him only several months. Her fellow Heralds all think it's the worst idea they've ever heard, but they don't protest it, since they know that would just make her more fixated on the idea and an alliance marriage with Rethwellan is a good idea anyway. [[spoiler: Once they're married, the relationship quickly turns sour, because Karath seduced her ''from a script'' and got tired of acting after the knot was tied.]]
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* In the ''HeraldsofValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' book ''Exile's Valor'', Queen Selenay gets married to Prince Karath of Rethwellan after having known him only several months. Her fellow Heralds all think it's the worst idea they've ever heard, but they don't protest it, since they know that would just make her more fixated on the idea and an alliance marriage with Rethwellan is a good idea anyway. [[spoiler: Once they're married, the relationship quickly turns sour, because Karath seduced her ''from a script'' and got tired of acting after the knot was tied.]]

* Anthony and Johanna in ''SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. Anthony in particular is ready to elope with Johanna after meeting her once and exchanging a grand total of ''no'' words with her. Possibly deconstructed, in that a running theme of the play is the naivety of youth versus the cynicism of experience.
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* Anthony and Johanna in ''SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''.''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. Anthony in particular is ready to elope with Johanna after meeting her once and exchanging a grand total of ''no'' words with her. Possibly deconstructed, in that a running theme of the play is the naivety of youth versus the cynicism of experience.

* [[HappilyMarried Fred and Faye]] in ''SomethingPositive'' were married after knowing each other only two months. Many years later, [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01262006.shtml Faye talks about this]]:
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* [[HappilyMarried Fred and Faye]] in ''SomethingPositive'' ''WebComic/SomethingPositive'' were married after knowing each other only two months. Many years later, [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01262006.shtml Faye talks about this]]:
7th Feb '16 8:16:22 PM jormis29
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* In the sitcom ''{{Becker}}'', John's friend Jake marries a woman he met the day before. Throughout the season their marriage has been on the rocks. * A ''SexAndTheCity'' episode "The Chicken Dance" has Miranda invite a friend to stay at her apartment for a week with the hope of wooing him. He and Miranda's interior decorator hit it off and they got engaged a week later. Their wedding becomes the topic of conversation for the rest of the episode. Among the main cast themselves is Charlotte and Trey, who were engaged and married in a ridiculously short period of time. RealityEnsues--Trey's impotency aside, the marriage is troubled almost from day one and despite valiant efforts on both parties part to make it work, it ultimately fails.
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* Fourth date near-marriages are fairly common in ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' with each of the women having at least one man propose to them within a week of meeting them. They almost always consider it a strong possibility, and get angry with their friends for not being happy for them. The only time it's completely PlayedStraight is in the season finale, when Dorothy actually goes through with it. * This is eventually how Dorothy and Lucas ended up on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''. They were actually faking an engagement largely to get revenge on Blanche for lying to them and setting them up on a blind date just so she could get out of Lucas (her uncle) visiting her and so she herself could go on a date. In the two months they kept the ruse going, they ended up falling in love for real and married in the series finale. * In the sitcom ''{{Becker}}'', ''Series/{{Becker}}'', John's friend Jake marries a woman he met the day before. Throughout the season their marriage has been on the rocks. * A ''SexAndTheCity'' ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' episode "The Chicken Dance" has Miranda invite a friend to stay at her apartment for a week with the hope of wooing him. He and Miranda's interior decorator hit it off and they got engaged a week later. Their wedding becomes the topic of conversation for the rest of the episode. Among the main cast themselves is Charlotte and Trey, who were engaged and married in a ridiculously short period of time. RealityEnsues--Trey's impotency aside, the marriage is troubled almost from day one and despite valiant efforts on both parties part to make it work, it ultimately fails.

* The final episode of ''TheVicarOfDibley''.
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* The final episode of ''TheVicarOfDibley''.''Series/TheVicarOfDibley''.

* A literal example occurs in GreysAnatomy: a heart patient is brought in at Thanksgiving and told she has to hold on until New Year's, when she has a good chance of receiving a donor heart. Her very new boyfriend remains by her bedside for weeks, and proposes when they hear a heart has been found. She points out that they have had only four dates, then says yes. * In HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys, Hercules meets his love Serena in one episode and the two share a kiss by the end of that episode. By the middle of the very next episode he proposes marriage to her and marries her in same episode.
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* A literal example occurs in GreysAnatomy: ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': a heart patient is brought in at Thanksgiving and told she has to hold on until New Year's, when she has a good chance of receiving a donor heart. Her very new boyfriend remains by her bedside for weeks, and proposes when they hear a heart has been found. She points out that they have had only four dates, then says yes. * In HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys, ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', Hercules meets his love Serena in one episode and the two share a kiss by the end of that episode. By the middle of the very next episode he proposes marriage to her and marries her in same episode.

* In ''TrueBlood'', each episode takes place over the course of about 24 hours, and each one follows right after the other with a two-week time skip at the end of Season 1. This means that Bill and Sookie have sex for the first time about a week after meeting. Then, when Bill proposes to Sookie at the end of Season 2, they had known each other for a total of 43 days. Since Bill was born in the 19th century this may have been his expectation from the start.
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* In ''TrueBlood'', ''Series/TrueBlood'', each episode takes place over the course of about 24 hours, and each one follows right after the other with a two-week time skip at the end of Season 1. This means that Bill and Sookie have sex for the first time about a week after meeting. Then, when Bill proposes to Sookie at the end of Season 2, they had known each other for a total of 43 days. Since Bill was born in the 19th century this may have been his expectation from the start.

* Fourth date near-marriages are fairly common in ''TheGoldenGirls'' with each of the women having at least one man propose to them within a week of meeting them. They almost always consider it a strong possibility, and get angry with their friends for not being happy for them. The only time it's completely PlayedStraight is in the season finale, when Dorothy actually goes through with it. * In ''MyFamily'', a psychic tells Janey she will meet her true love at a wedding she's due to attend. She does meet a guy there, and marries him ten days later. [[spoiler:She runs off with ''another'' man at the reception for her own wedding, and asks her husband for a divorce on the same day.]]
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* Fourth date near-marriages are fairly common in ''TheGoldenGirls'' with each of the women having at least one man propose to them within a week of meeting them. They almost always consider it a strong possibility, and get angry with their friends for not being happy for them. The only time it's completely PlayedStraight is in the season finale, when Dorothy actually goes through with it. * In ''MyFamily'', ''Series/MyFamily'', a psychic tells Janey she will meet her true love at a wedding she's due to attend. She does meet a guy there, and marries him ten days later. [[spoiler:She runs off with ''another'' man at the reception for her own wedding, and asks her husband for a divorce on the same day.]]

* In the first episode of ''RobinOfSherwood'', Robin and Marian meet while Robin is trying to escape from the Sheriff of Nottingham (Marian is his ward). He bursts into her bedroom, looking for a place to hide, and they [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately fall in love]]. Marian helps him escape, and when he later he saves her, she decides to stay in Sherwood Forest with him and his band. They get married at the end of the second episode.
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* In the first episode of ''RobinOfSherwood'', ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'', Robin and Marian meet while Robin is trying to escape from the Sheriff of Nottingham (Marian is his ward). He bursts into her bedroom, looking for a place to hide, and they [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately fall in love]]. Marian helps him escape, and when he later he saves her, she decides to stay in Sherwood Forest with him and his band. They get married at the end of the second episode.

* On {{ER}}, Gallant and Neela marry without even really having had a proper date. They were good friends with UnresolvedSexualTension for several months before he was shipped off to Iraq, then corresponded via mail for months.
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* On {{ER}}, ''Series/{{ER}}'', Gallant and Neela marry without even really having had a proper date. They were good friends with UnresolvedSexualTension for several months before he was shipped off to Iraq, then corresponded via mail for months.

* This is eventually how Dorothy and Lucas ended up on ''Series/GoldenGirls''. They were actually faking an engagement largely to get revenge on Blanche for lying to them and setting them up on a blind date just so she could get out of Lucas (her uncle) visiting her and so she herself could go on a date. In the two months they kept the ruse going, they ended up falling in love for real and married in the series finale.
6th Feb '16 3:22:29 PM DrOO7
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* The newest Creator/NicholasSparks offering, ''The Choice'' has the hero declaring his love for the heroine after only a month and proposing to her in that time. The next scene is of their wedding (in all fairness, there may have been a TimeSkip).

* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. Charles Hamilton falls in love with Scarlett within ''one day'' and they're married two weeks after that. She and her second husband Frank Kennedy have an equally short courtship.

* On {{ER}}, Gallant and Neela marry without even really having had a proper date. They were good friends with UnresolvedSexualTension for several months before he was shipped off to Iraq. They correspond via mail for months
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* On {{ER}}, Gallant and Neela marry without even really having had a proper date. They were good friends with UnresolvedSexualTension for several months before he was shipped off to Iraq. They correspond Iraq, then corresponded via mail for monthsmonths.
23rd Jan '16 4:35:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': AdamWest asks Lois's sister Carol to marry him after one date. Lois herself thinks it's a bad idea, but rather than telling them to take it slow she tries to break them up. It all works out in the end.
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': AdamWest Creator/AdamWest asks Lois's sister Carol to marry him after one date. Lois herself thinks it's a bad idea, but rather than telling them to take it slow she tries to break them up. It all works out in the end.
19th Jan '16 11:13:08 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch relaunch series]], Jake Sisko marries a Bajoran artist that he's known for about three weeks.
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* In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch [[Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch relaunch series]], Jake Sisko marries a Bajoran artist that he's known for about three weeks.
11th Jan '16 7:14:06 PM SoleS
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* Music/CherylCole dated her second husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, for three months before marrying him in 2014.
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* Music/CherylCole dated her second husband, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, for three months before marrying him in 2014. In january 2016 she announced the end of the marriage.
1st Jan '16 9:05:55 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''VideoGame/HometownStory'', the item necessary to marry isn't obtained until you have gone on three dating events with each of the bachelors, followed by a confession event from each that starts off as a fourth date. The proposal event that triggers once you meet the requirements for marriage starts out as a fifth date.
17th Dec '15 6:02:14 AM rhythmin
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* In ''VideoGame/BadDayOnTheMidway'', Dixie narrates that it took only two weeks for her and Ike to get married.
11th Dec '15 7:00:54 AM FF32
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* In one episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', the school bus driver laments that his girlfriend broke up with him after he decided they go pick out wedding cakes for their first cake. Eventually, he gets over her and asks out one of the teachers for a date - [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike she suggests they go pick out wedding cakes]].
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