Averge dating time before proposing

14 Oct

The purpose of dating is to get to know someone as fully as possible before tying the knot—ultimately with the goal of having a successful marriage that lasts.

But what exactly is transpiring in this time that either confirms or disproves compatibility? Especially as our notions of dating practices change (thanks, Tinder), and we consistently hear about the supposed 50 percent divorce rate, I think we all wonder if there's some definitive rule book we be following.

Here's how those 4.9 years break down: "1.4 years (17 months) of dating before moving in together, living together for 1.83 years (22 months) before getting engaged, and spending 1.67 years (20 months) engaged before getting married.

On average, couples will spend 3.5 years living together before marriage, and nearly nine in 10 couples (89 percent) live together in some capacity beforehand," a Refinery29 article stated.

From the study's findings, women in 1971 were becoming wives at the low average age of 22.6, while men were saying their I do's at 24.6. Today, women are donning that white dress at an average age of 30.8, and their male counterparts are reciting their vows at 32.7 years old.

That's a difference of about 8 someone before walking down the aisle?

We are both really happy with how fast everything happened.

Five months: "We were in love and wanted to start the rest of our lives together.

In a Penn State University study called the PAIR Project, Professor Ted L.

Huston followed 168 newlywed couples over fourteen years and charted each couple's relationship satisfaction throughout.

You see, I've always had this two year rule in my mind for how long I want to date someone before we get married. After twenty-four months together, you usually know whether your partner is someone you could really commit to—forever.

But a lot of my friends have been getting married with fewer than this magical two years under their belts, and it's making me second-guess my rule. Does it really matter at all how long you date before you get married?