Getting engaged after 6 months of dating
Couples who fell fast in love were engaged after nine months, and married after 18 months.
Their reasoning for getting married so fast:“For so many people marriage comes years and years down the line once a couple has been together so long they either feel it’s the safest option or they just don’t have the energy to look for something new, so, why don’t we do it backwards–marry first, as a celebration and proof of our belief in our love?”What she has an aversion to is what NYT researchers call “sliding, not deciding.” Moving from dating, to sleeping over, to sleeping over a lot, to cohabitation can be a gradual slope, one not marked by rings or ceremonies or sometimes even a conversation.Despite researchers recommendations, there is no set timetable that guarantees wedded bliss.Age, maturity level, financial stability, geography and desire to get married all factor in to the decision of how long to date before tying the knot.
to get to know your boyfriend the best you can before you commit to him for life.
This is likely why more than 7.5 million couples are living together and more than half of all marriages will be preceded by cohabitation. I was reading a message board the other day and one woman was saying that she married her husband three days after meeting at a rave and they’ve been together for seven years.