If we can draw any conclusions from these studies, it would be that the couples who tended to hold off longer to marry ended up being the most satisfied in their marriages in the long-term and less likely to divorce.
The more time we've been together, the more we've seen each other handle life, and this is the best way to build the foundation for a long and happy marriage.
It might work out okay if they are exceptionally well-matched and mature.
But it takes time to know a person and time to see each other’s darker side and know how each of their 'shadow' sides will interact with each other."A cautious one to two years may be the recommended amount of time according to most, but experts certainly acknowledged that marriage success has more to do with readiness than a simple function of time.
You see, I've always had this two year rule in my mind for how long I want to date someone before we get married. After twenty-four months together, you usually know whether your partner is someone you could really commit to—forever.
But a lot of my friends have been getting married with fewer than this magical two years under their belts, and it's making me second-guess my rule. Does it really matter at all how long you date before you get married?
"I don’t think there is a perfect amount of time, as each person and situation is a little different. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.'"Lisa Firestone, Ph.