Just curious... how long did you date before getting engaged or what do you think is a good time frame?
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between 2-3 years, go earlier than that and you risk a lot, like discovering things about a person that you didn't know that doesn't mesh with you. I think 2-3 years is perfect because by that time you have already farted in front of the other person, woke up with bad breath next to each other,
know each others' idiosyncrasies, and if you still love each other than its a match made in heaven. I will digress to mention that
Arranged marriages have a lower divorce rate compared to people who have been dating before hand. Maybe because "getting sick of each other" starts after marriage as opposed to before so the success rate of marriage is prolonged, that, or the culture is just different, for example cultures that have arranged marriages view divorce as unholy and the stigma causes people to stick together and work things out.
Arranged marriages aside, Personally I believe the bell curve is such that if you wait to long its just as bad as not giving it enough time so something like this, E, engagment, 1-2y </= E <=3-5y, where y denotes the number of years dating before Engagement/(or marriage. Hence, anything greater than 1-2 years but less than 3-5 years is an ideal time. Personally speaking.0