A couple girls I'm interested in have been dating a guy for 3, 4, or even 5+ years. Is it common to date someone for that long? These are all women 25+ and out of school.
I would think that after about a year you know whether or not this is the right person or not, and you either get engaged or break up. Certainly after multiple years you should know. Maybe I'm just odd?
One woman I know has told me she's unhappy with the relationship but she is satisfied with the stability it provides her two kids from a previous marriage, but the other women I'm interested in don't have kids, financially stable, etc.
If a woman is dating a guy for 3-5 years does that mean she's okay with the situation but not totally in love with the guy? Or is it common these days to be in love for years but not married? If it makes a difference, we live in a community with lots of strong and happy married couples so there's no lack of mentors and people to look up to.
Anyone here been dating somone for several years? Why have you not become engaged or broken up?
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It's perfectly normal for women to be in a long term relationship and not be married. It doesn't mean she isn't in love with their partner, or that he doesn't love her. Getting to know someone takes longer than a year. Finances are the biggest issue when deciding to get married, and it's understandable that some people don't want to take that risk. Then there's the people who just don't want to get married because they don't see the need to.
I've been with my boyfriend for 2.5 years and he's already been married and it didn't end well, and he has no intention of getting married again. It disappoints me a little, but I love him and enjoy being with him, so I've accepted that we will never get married.0