Dating engagement timeline
Is there a difference between couples that met recently and those in Huston’s study?
Are these guys patient or just stringing them along? As it turns out, there isn’t a lot of recent research on the courtship length prior to marriage.
Decades ago the statistics ranged from six to fourteen months.
They have seemingly great mates who have jobs and call their moms and open doors to restaurants- but haven’t yet popped the question.
As you’ll see in the video below, most singles have varying answers to when such events should occur in the relationship.Check out our findings and what singles said below!I get asked a lot of relationship-themed questions given where I work, and one of them is from women with boyfriends who want to know how long to wait for the ring.These aren’t women who have been dating for two months, but rather women who are in long-term relationships.
Ted Huston, a leading researcher on transitions in relationships, marriage and parenthood, followed couples for 13 years starting in 1979.He states in his study that happily married couples dated for approximately 25 months before getting married. Couples who were unhappily married soon after they said “I do” and quickly divorced more often married at or after three years.