I have a debate going on with a friend. He says sometimes it takes a long time more than two years to determine whether a person is good enough to be the gf and maybe up to 5 years to determine if she is marriage worthy. He also believes that one can be upgraded from a side piece to a girlfriend. I disagree that you decide at least within the first 6 month how this person is going to become apart of your life. If he treats me like a side piece I would feel awkward becoming his girlfriend... Anyways How soon after meeting someone can you determine whether they could be just a friend, a sidepiece, gf/bf material or marriage material?
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It all depends on the person. Some can have instant attraction but others will be just friends until you know the better. I think sidepiece, friend and bf/gf is decided after a few dates so as little as a week but as much as six months. Marriage material should take at least a year up to five years of dating, after that you are pretty much married anyway so it doesn't really count.1