Are one or both members of the couple dallying because they're still checking out other options in their peripherals?Marni Battista, founder and CEO of Dating with Dignity, "If a couple puts off marriage and is engaged for a very long time, they have to look at the motivation behind having a long engagement." This phenomenon commonly occurs in celebrities: this week it came out that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's year-and-a-half-long engagement was called off.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.
Average length time dating before marriage
"The biggest trend I see is that during shorter engagements more and more grooms are getting involved in the wedding planning process.
For me this is quite refreshing because it shows a vested interest by both the bride and the groom." Follow Anna on Twitter.
When my sister was engaged for only three months, all my grandma could say was, “Well, I can’t complain.” That’s because my Grandma Mary was engaged for all of eight days. After a long friendship with my grandfather, they fell in love just as he was supposed to leave for a job in Washington.
They had planned to get married when he returned the next year, but then they talked to the bishop. A little shell-shocked, they threw together a wedding in seven days and got married on the eighth.
While they admit that tradional family members on both sides are perplexed by their wait time, Rachel Sussman, New York City-based therapist and relationship expert, is on their side: "It's good for couples to know each other for at least a year to two years before they get married.
This gives you plenty of time to get to know each other to secure the foundation and the friendship."Speaking of which, there are social benefits to a long engagement as well, according to Emma: "It feels a bit like having it both ways— avoiding the sterotypes that come with being single and the ones that come with being married." This brings us to the elephant in the room among couples putting off marriage: The dreaded FOMO. According to this infographic from Wedding Paper Divas, 40 percent of couples wait 13 to 18 months between "Yes!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.They have seemingly great mates who have jobs and call their moms and open doors to restaurants- but haven’t yet popped the question."I've sensed from a couple people that they think Kale and I are moving too fast in the way they've responded to our engagement.