Average years of dating before marriage
In my 20’s I would have said that I wanted to date someone for at least 2 years and not live with them until we were at least engaged, if not married.Now I am 30 and I feel like waiting 2 years to get engaged is…well not a waste of time…but neither of us are changing who we are at this point, so why bother waiting 2 years when we could get engaged after 1? Now I can’t say that I recommend an eight-day engagement, but we’re curious to know what you think about the length of courtships and engagements.Share your thoughts and stories with us in the comments and questions below!Some couples meet, date, and marry in an incredibly short time and have wonderful marriages. My wife said that trip was a confirmation of our compatibility.
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Couples that dated for two years were 20 percent less likely to split.
Because we were in two different places, we had to get to know each other before the physical side of our relationship could develop.
There is so much to discover in conversation with somebody new, so have fun with it.
It really doesn't matter, what the 'average' is or what the expectations of others might suggest...