Normal dating period before marriage
Obviously, that doesn’t always happen, but new data found that people are taking one important step that might help them avoid divorce: They’re dating longer. The average couple dates for 17 months before moving in together, lives together for 22 months before getting engaged, and then spends about 20 more months engaged before getting married.
These findings come courtesy of uk, a wedding planning website in the U. For their survey, the website polled 4,000 recently married couples and asked, among other things, how long they had been in a relationship before they tied the knot. The average couple ends up spending 3.5 years living together before saying “I do” and of couples go this route (you know, just in case your parents give you sh*t about it): 89 percent live together in some form before they get married.
People's attitudes toward marriage are also considerably different now compared with previous generations'.
We don't feel compelled to tie the knot, unlike many of our parents, with 83% saying they felt no pressure to marry and 84% having discussed it before the proposal.
I had the 2 year rule too (got engaged on our 2 year anniversary) and we have been married now for 6 years and going strong.
Eighty percent also said they’re even more committed to each other now that they’re married, and 60 percent said they’re happier than they’ve ever been.
Modern couples are rewriting the rulebook when it comes to weddings and marriage.
We're spending less on more unique and interesting engagement rings and waiting until later in our lives than previous generations to tie the knot.
Nearly 85 percent say they discussed marriage before the proposal and 83 percent felt no pressure to get married.
Nearly everyone said they got married to show they were committed to their partner, while very few cited social pressure, financial reasons, and convenience—which used to be reasons for getting hitched, unfortunately.