Long until dating becomes relationship
In a Penn State University study called the PAIR Project, Professor Ted L.Huston followed 168 newlywed couples over fourteen years and charted each couple's relationship satisfaction throughout.If you feel weird about the situation, if you’re no longer comfy in the ambiguity, speak your mind. Be prepared for the “wrong answer,” but then you’re free to move on — Beyoncé, should you take this or should I? My friend Monty said, “It’s been five years since I’ve been in a relationship. ”Another friend, Casey, offered a bit of insight: “We can feel backed into a corner when you bring up ‘the talk,’ like we’re being accused of something and about to get in trouble.” He suggested trying to figure out where the guy’s mind is headed instead.
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?
It’s your call to decide if the guys who perplex you fall into this general bracket. Rather than considering her a distraction, they think of their future girlfriend as someone who could possibly be the girlfriend, because the next step is getting engaged.(I know! He has to be that serious about a girl in order to DTR. ”All of them — from California to South Carolina — responded with the same, infuriating, frustrating answer: “It just happens naturally.