Short dating period before marriage
Some marital experts would argue that two years is a good amount of time to wait.
If you are looking for a general rule of thumb, then two years is probably a good length of time for most people, but I don’t personally favor any hard-and-fast rule about how long a courtship should be.
What do you all think about people who get engaged/married after only dating for a very short period of time?These two are NOT kids, both in their late forties, early fifties. I know this used to be fairly common, even engagements were kept very short.My grandma had an old-timers saying :"marry in haste, repent in leasure". Around the time of WW2, due to the war many people rushed into marriage, BUT many of them stayed married, the divorce rates weren't anywhere as high as they are today.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.In fact, they are usually really enthusiastic about doing so.We might even say that getting to know one another better and more deeply is (up to a certain limited point, of course) the very of a dating relationship.” messages that were followed by private emails begging, “Are you fucking kidding me?” was something I surely didn’t expect – at least not to that extent. We had a great six weeks together, he swept me off my feet, we fell in love, and then I headed back home to New York City.The reason I'm asking this, my friend I mentioned on another thread, just met a girl and had sex with her after only knowing her a week. I don't think they can work out, but there are some out there who prove they can.Now he's talking about asking her to marry him and he says she's on the same page despite only knowing each other for less than a month. My ex-best friend of 4 years recently got engaged...after dating the girl for a month. Last I heard her mother is making them wait to get married in April (they were planning on eloping this past weekend--it would be 2 months at that point). Hopefully those two can cool their jets for a few months and really decide if they want to rush into marriage without even knowing one another. What do you all think about people who get engaged/married after only dating for a very short period of time?