“Even if we recognize what we don’t like about our date or partner, we can sweep those things aside and minimize their importance because of infatuation, but when it fades, that’s when those things can potentially become problematic.” So while 12 to 18 months is just an estimate, the most important thing here is that you’ve been together long enough to take off those rose-colored glasses.
And even though there are no official “rules” about how long you should date, there are some milestones you probably want to get to before taking the plunge.
That’s actually the preferred situation, because then you have multiple sets of eyes confirming that this person is who they appear to be.
But don’t just take your boyfriend or girlfriend’s word for it. That same study said that people who dated a very long time before marriage—like a number of years—were also less likely to stay married.
At the same time, it can be really hard to know when it’s the right time to start talking about a bigger commitment with your S.
" The answer will be different depending on who you ask and the circumstances leading up to the beginning of the relationship.
why have they not yet married and 67% were terrified of divorce," Fisher said on Big Think.
"Terrified of not only the legal and the financial and the economic but the personal and social fall out of divorce." Interestingly, this fear of divorce is actually giving way to healthier marriages, overall, because people are taking more time getting to know each other before tying the knot, Fisher said.
It totally depends on you, your partner and your relationship.”Rather than looking at time as a crucial deciding factor in regard to getting married, the of time and how it is spent getting to know one another might be more important,” says Dr.
Iris Pachler, licensed psychologist and clinical director of New Harmony Psychological Associates.