In Defence Of A Whirlwind Engagement

After Vick Hope and Calvin Harris get engaged after five months, one Grazia writer says, no - it's not too soon.

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by Bonnie McLaren |

There's a new, incredibly hot couple in town: Radio 1 DJ Vick Hope and Calvin Harris have got engaged. The news might have shocked some, because the pair have managed to keep their relationship completely out of the spotlight - and good for them! - but yesterday, the pair were spotted at the Chelsea Flower Show, where Vick was wearing a huge sparkling ring. According to reports, its thought the couple have been dating for five months, before becoming serious last month, with Calvin asking the question at his farm in Ibiza.

Following the news, there has been some debate about how soon is too soon to get married? But, honestly, who cares? And as a hopeless romantic, I'd like to defend the whirlwind proposal - not everything in dating has to come with a set of rules and disclaimers, set by society and judgemental outsiders.

Getting engaged is always going to be a weird one. You could be with somebody for years and years and not know whether you want to marry them, but, then, after you've broken up, you might meet somebody who you've been with for weeks and just know that you want to spend the rest of your life together. There's no magic formula for how long you should be with someone before the big question is dropped. To say there is is completely ridiculous.

My parents were together for less than a year before they got married, and, almost 25 years later, they're still together. One of my friends has already discussed proposing with their partner, even though they've only been together a matter of months. When they told me, I wasn't shocked - I just knew that it's right for them, because I've never seen them so happy.

More famous examples of whirlwind celebrity engagements - we're talking around a year or less - which have worked out include Jennifer Lawrence {:rel=nofollow}and Cooke Maroney, George and Amal Clooney, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky. Vick and Calvin are certainly in good company - and we wish them all the best.

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