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.We surveyed a random sample of 2,072 females in the United States aged 18 to 45 over a course of three weeks to see how long they dated their partners before they got engaged.
"They got to experience what it's like to live with each other or spend a lot of time with each other, go through some life cycle issues, like the loss of a family member or the loss of a friendship, or going to a wedding or funeral and really getting to see each other in a lot of different contexts and feel like it's a good match. You want to have some problems emerge and see how you deal with problems together.
Marriage is about commitment; the length of dating does not matter. A baby takes nine months before being born; a good relationship should take the same. Three-year anniversary Alexandra Campos of the National Wedding Show said: “Men everywhere should be getting ready to buy that ring and get down on one knee if they are anywhere near the three-year anniversary.
One recent research done by The National Wedding Show actually showed that the average couple gets engaged two years, 11 months and eight days after first setting eyes on each other although women felt ready to tie the knot even sooner – after just two years, seven months and 24 days.
For me, it's more about the range of experiences that lend themselves to compatibility rather than the amount of time.
also believes that while each couple's situation is different, it's most important to learn how to communicate when you have a conflict, rather than focus on the time frame.