Are these guys patient or just stringing them along? As it turns out, there isn’t a lot of recent research on the courtship length prior to marriage.
Decades ago the statistics ranged from six to fourteen months.
They have seemingly great mates who have jobs and call their moms and open doors to restaurants- but haven’t yet popped the question.
Couples who fell fast in love were engaged after nine months, and married after 18 months.
These couples usually made it to their seventh anniversary before divorcing sometime later.
I was merely curious what the rest of you thought after having a convo with a friend of mine over the weekend.
After 6 months the infatuation period wears off, then you know if its love or not.
You might even be filling your thoughts with anxiety and frustration about the future of your relationship.
The issue of how long to wait for the ring might be a decision point for you.Ted Huston, a leading researcher on transitions in relationships, marriage and parenthood, followed couples for 13 years starting in 1979.He states in his study that happily married couples dated for approximately 25 months before getting married. Couples who were unhappily married soon after they said “I do” and quickly divorced more often married at or after three years.And pressing someone for marriage might be brushing over the issues that keep him from proposing in the first place.Couples who have more conflict in a long courtship often deteriorate faster after marriage, and if you are already fighting or tense because of this issue, it might be best to address it now.Only time will tell how modern marriages are growing and changing from those started long ago.