Average time dating before marriage proposal
Will be celebrating 40 years of marriage this summer. My minimum is two years, though I don't have a maximum.
I think you should always try living together first though. This is the reason I don't put a time limit on these things.
But, as I get older, I find myself and many of my still single friends discussing the simple question: how long is too long to wait before marriage?
Mind you, I’ve been down this road before, so I’m certainly not in a place where I feel like I need to—or should—rush headlong into anything.
I have friends who dated many, many years prior to getting hitched.
Typically, these people also met very young and dated several years (or more) before taking that next step into marriage.
Others take things slower and it could be years before they take that next step.
You discuss the future, you share your hopes, dreams, and plans for the future with one another. Some people meet, fall in love, and get engaged quickly.
Then suddenly, college and your 20s are gone, life gives you a reality check, and you may find yourself in a position where time is not on your side. You don’t want to rush, but you think you’ve found “The One” and time keeps ticking by. Or, maybe you don’t know how you feel about marriage or if you even want it.Just over a year later they are now engaged and ready to begin their life together.And, knowing this friend the way I do, she would not have waited two, three, or more years for him to pull the trigger.:)9 years before getting engaged, and another 2 before getting married. I loved him, and I knew he was the one, but I had some things I had to do first.I wanted to graduate, get my first job, get my first home, and do it all by myself first. A friend of mine's long-term boyfriend died in 2011.
I had to find my adult self before I was ready to get married. They lived together, but because they were not officially married, she had no control over what happened to him or his belongings post-mortem.