In their study, they examined wedding size, religious attendance, a partner’s attractiveness, honeymoon and the length of the dating period to get some answers.
According to their research, couples who dated for three years or more before getting engaged were 39 percent less likely to get a divorce.
My cousin just got engaged after dating her fiancé for only six months.
My best friend and her husband are still happily married.
But there are more factors to deciding that you’re ready to get married than just the length of time the couple has spent dating each other.
And I think a lot of it has to do with a person’s selflessness and a commitment to actually putting forth the effort to make a marriage work. My human sexuality college professor once said, “Date a person for all four seasons before getting married.” She further explained that this could help a person really get to know his or her partner. Look at your relationship and really evaluate whether or not you and your partner are ready to take it to the next level.
But he felt like the longer we waited, the better it would be for us.Accordingly, in general, senior daters possess a far better idea of what they want and what they don’t want from a person and a relationship.The majority of over 50 dating for the first time after being divorced or single again after splitting up with a long term partner like to take things fairly sedately - after all it may be 20 or 30 years since they last dated and they need time to adjust to being single and all that entails again.My husband and I dated for almost three and a half years before getting engaged, and if you count our “talking” stage, add another 14 months.I was 27 when we started dating, so at that point, I didn’t expect us to be in the dating stage for very long.
For others that I know though, the dating stage was brief.