Marriage, and the decision to marry, intrigues me. I was never one of those girls who dreamed about her wedding. Never flipped through bridal magazines and stared longingly at the big white dresses. Not my thing.
But marriage, as a theory and an institution, that’s something I think about. Kinda the way I think about capitalism. Or religion.
Anyway, marriage intrigues me and so my interested was piqued by this post in YourTango, How Long Should You Date Before You Get Married? It mentions a few well-known examples of couples who’ve waited years to marry, and then gives us a laundry list of why people seem to be waiting longer (career, what if someone better comes along…).
But what about that question – how long should you wait? Sure, there’s no one right answer. Although I’ve heard many experts say it should be at least a full year before a couple gets engaged. Some couples meet and marry quickly and then stay together forever. Others date for years before they marry, only to divorce shortly after. There are no guarantees, it seems.
What do you think?
Tags: marriage, poll