When my sister was engaged for only three months, all my grandma could say was, “Well, I can’t complain.” That’s because my Grandma Mary was engaged for all of eight days. After a long friendship with my grandfather, they fell in love just as he was supposed to leave for a job in Washington.
They had planned to get married when he returned the next year, but then they talked to the bishop. A little shell-shocked, they threw together a wedding in seven days and got married on the eighth.
And you can discuss your values, and goals, and hopes and dreams, and both have the intention to stick things out if you run into trouble (which, in my opinion, is what marriage is all about vs. That said, is a month too soon to decide to commit to someone for life? Even well into your thirties—when people are more self-aware than they were in their twenties and know what they want—and into your forties—when having kids starts to feel a bit more urgent—you can still afford to wait six months.
I asked my boyfriend to give me the guy's perspective on this, and he said he thinks six months should be the standard minimum too.
Some publications have determined that the average couple dates for a mere 25 months (just over 2 years) before the question is popped, while others find that couples date for just under 3 years before getting engaged.
There’s a lot of societal pressure on what’s considered normal in the dating and marriage world, so we decided to conduct a survey to find out what’s really going on.
Couples who marry after dating for less than a year have been found to fall into one of two groups: the passionate and impulsive group and the pragmatic and on-schedule group.First and foremost, we found that the average length of a relationship before engagement is 44 months, or 3.67 years.That’s almost an entire year longer than other studies have stated!I mean, take dining out at restaurants for example: Unless you exhibit great self-control and social skills, nobody likes waiting for his or her food to get prepared when out to eat.Think about how regal it would be to park your ass down at Ruth's Chris, order the filet and — possible.