Just something that popped into my head.
A lot of my friends are engaged or married and they've all had some "shot gun" weddings. One was engaged in December and married in April. Another was engaged in February and is getting married in June.
Is a four or five month engagement typical nowadays? I personally feel like I'd be engaged for at least a year or so before marriage.
What are your thoughts?
- 1-6 monthsVote A
- 7-12 monthsVote B
- 12+ monthsVote C
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I'd say engaged for a year or more is best. I don't like rushing into things.
If I had to put general time on things.
- Meet and be friends for a good year+ to learn more about each other and our feelings
- If feelings remain and both are sure it's more than friendship care become lovers or boyfriend/girlfriend or significant other or whatever you wanna call it for a good year or two
- Move in together and see how living together is, do that for a year or two
- Then propose and be engaged for about a year before marriage
I see no reason to ever rush into such a serious thing as marriage.
I feel everyone these days rushes into things and that's one reason the divorce rates are high and cheating seems worse and ya... I mean, look at how people will just start going out with someone they've only known for a few days or a few weeks, then they engage in sex too soon, then they expect things to be taken to "the next level" of complete commitment and ya... it's way too much of a rush. But considering how much our society is all about "instant gratification" I can see why it is like that -_-0