That’s actually the preferred situation, because then you have multiple sets of eyes confirming that this person is who they appear to be.
It really depends on the people involved, and the reasons why they get married when they do. Most people realize that you shouldn’t get married too quickly after meeting someone, and the one long-term study I’ve found on the subject seems to back that up.
There are a couple of reasons why a short dating period can cause problems in marriage: Marriage is really about commitment, so the real question is whether you are willing to commit to this person for the rest of your life, and whether you can trust them when they say they’re willing to do the same. Now, sometimes you can trust them more quickly if other trustworthy people have known the person through close community for a long time, and can vouch for them.
This breaks down as 1.4 years (17 months) of dating before moving in together, living together for 1.83 years (22 months) before getting engaged, and spending 1.67 years (20 months) engaged before getting married.
On average, couples will spend 3.5 years living together before marriage, and nearly nine in 10 couples (89%) live together in some capacity beforehand.
Not only that, but we're also spending longer in our relationships before getting married.
According to a survey of 4,000 recently married couples by uk, the average couple spends 4.9 years in a relationship before getting married, meaning we know our partners better than ever before walking down the aisle.
This is primarily driven by New York and Pennsylvania, where our average respondent’s engagement age hovered around 28 years old.
As we saw above, the average age for a woman to start rocking a ring is around 27.
No matter where in the US you live, women, on average, get engaged about 2 years earlier than men.
The one place there is a slight difference in overall age is the northeast where both men and women get engaged about a year later than the rest of the country.
In fact, they tended to divorce quicker than those with short courtships.