Dating to marriage how long
I also know a couple, who dated 14 years, has 2 children and did not marry.The woman in each relationship wanted to be married.Decisions like this have to be a topic of conversation in the relationship.As a man, if I’m OK with where we stand, or I don’t anticipate getting engaged, we need to have that discussion.
Pertaining to the rest of us, dating has an expiration date.The man in each relationship might have gotten married—but they didn’t have anything to show them they needed to be married.They lived as though they were married, so there was nothing to make either man interested in changing his circumstances.If you set a parameter to see progress in the relationship, stick to it. Watch to see if it’s moving in the direction you have planned.For example, if a woman were to say, “I expect to move forward in this relationship within the next six months” and the couple has been dating for five years, that’s a reasonable expectation. If things are going as planned, you will find your timetable is perfect for you.