Normal dating period before marriage
(We're guessing financial reasons are behind the decision for many couples.)We're also getting married far later in life now than the previous generation, with the average first-time bride now 30.8 and groom 32.7 years old, compared with 22.6 and 24.6 years old in 1971, respectively.These days, the average bride and groom will also have had two serious relationships before settling down.Now, that was also while we were just finishing undergrad, so life really moves quickly then.The first several year of our marriage were almost boring since things stabilized in a really stark way.2 years sounds like a reasonable, even short amount of time." didn't start making its way into my thoughts until maybe 3-3.5 years. We will probably get married around the 5 or 6 year mark, depending on what our finances look like.
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.
People's attitudes toward marriage are also considerably different now compared with previous generations'.
We don't feel compelled to tie the knot, unlike many of our parents, with 83% saying they felt no pressure to marry and 84% having discussed it before the proposal.
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Nearly 85 percent say they discussed marriage before the proposal and 83 percent felt no pressure to get married.