Typical length of dating before engagement

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.Would you ever give your significant other an ultimatum, and how long would you wait?Because it felt important and timely, I deviated last week from my central topic to write a short piece on deceptive marketing practices affecting untold numbers of returning Veterans with G. In addition to being a highly accomplished group, well-educated people are thoughtful planners and strategists. This week brings a refocus on the central theme of this blog: What are the multiple reasons that well-educated people have better marriages relative to the general population?

I believe (as well as many of my other friends) that the average time most people date before getting engaged is 1 - 1 1/2 years with an average 6-8 month engagement. The first 6 months is the infatuation period where all you see is the good and no-one of the bad in them, where everything smells of roses.

: "When you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as quickly as possible." But remake the movie with urban twentysomethings circa 2013, it's "as soon as I can finish my masters" or "get that promotion" or "afford a bigger apartment." Many couples are stretching out their engagements for as long as their friends and family will let them.

Which one ultimately bodes better for engaged Youngs — a very long engagement, or a shotgun wedding?

Ok, so you’ve found “The One.” Maybe you’ve been dating for as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. What circumstances do you consider before taking the steps to tie the knot? Do financial situations or job security affect your decision?

How long is too long to wait for a serious commitment, if you know you’re ready for a ring?

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