Average Dating Time Before Marriage
As mentioned on a previous post: “The average dating time will depend on every relationship. This can range from months to years, but it cannot be the same amount of time for everyone because each relationship is different.”.
“You cannot take a month’s time frame, to consider a decision of a life time. In fact, a year is still not enough time to make a choice that is going to affect you for the rest of your life, and in every aspect of your life.”
“…this will depend on when you both agree and have clear the responsibilities that both have to face.”
Marriage is a synonym of permanent. It’s suppose to be with one person for life.
Unfortunately, modern culture has change its meaning because they have devalued its purpose. We see people getting married in a few months and end up divorcing in a few years when marriage is suppose to be till death.
When we look at marriage from its realistic point of view, it’s suppose to be the most important relationship in the life of a human being. It means for husband and wife to become best friends. It means to share your most deepest and intimate moments with who you love for as long as you live.
Marriage means to give your life to another person. For two to become one.
A decision of this magnitude must be considered and reconsidered before taking action. “Because once in marriage, the only way out is either through death or divorce, and both are hard choices that leave terrible scars.” (100QBM eBook). And the scars that divorce and death are capable of producing are literally life changing.
Marriage means to take a relationship to it’s the highest level possible without looking back. That is why the average dating length before marriage must be well considered.
However, the average dating length within courtship is not the only factor that must be taken into account.
The other factors are:
How much trust there exist in the relationship
The health of the relationship itself
The maturity of both partners
The approval of family members
So as you can see, it is not only about the average dating time to wait before proposal. It’s about when the right conditions are met to take things to the highest level. And that is what a boyfriend and girlfriend relationship helps us discover.
Get your free copy of the 100 Questions Before Marriage sample eBook to read more about dating, engagement and other topics. You can also ask questions to your partner by getting the famous book written by Michael Webb: 1000 Questions For Couples.