Average time between dating and marriage
Couples who date for 3 years or more have better chances of staying together and a more stable marriage.
The findings mimic those of a 2006 study which found that couples who have dated less than 6 months before marriage had the highest divorce rate.
There are a couple of reasons why a short dating period can cause problems in marriage: Marriage is really about commitment, so the real question is whether you are willing to commit to this person for the rest of your life, and whether you can trust them when they say they’re willing to do the same. Now, sometimes you can trust them more quickly if other trustworthy people have known the person through close community for a long time, and can vouch for them.
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