Do you think there is a specific amount of time you need to be dating before getting married?

dos1234 dos1234
My girlfriend and I were discussing this earlier today and she says that you need to be dating for at least 3 years before someone pops the question (we not thinking about getting married just were discussing this). So people of eden what do you think? Do you think there is an amount of time that you should be dating before getting married if not why not? If so why so, and how much? Any opinions greatly appreciated.
02/03/2013
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
Long enough to get to know the person.
02/03/2013
Llewey Llewey
Totally depends. I've met parents who married after less than a year and are still happily together after 20+ years. I've met others who have waited 2-4 years and the marriage failed quickly. I personally think living with someone for a certain amount of time is more important than dating time-wise. People can seem perfect for each other on dates but find out they can't stand each other in the same house permanently. So really, there is no standard; totally a relationship-specific thing.
02/03/2013
Edeneve Edeneve
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Originally posted by spunkmonkey
Long enough to get to know the person.
I agree. plus need to see their ugly side too.
02/03/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I'd say you should date for at least a few months to get somewhat past the everything is magical stage and into the real people that are underneath to check true compatibility. It can vary from a few months to a few years (it varies couple to couple)
02/03/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I feel like it depends on the individuals.
02/03/2013
js250 js250
It depends on the people and the relationship. Once you have gotten to really know each other, can communicate without editing yoruself and are positive this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with...then it is time.
02/04/2013
Trixie Horror Trixie Horror
My boyfriend and I talked about it the other night. We've been dating for over a year and he said he feels like he's cheating me because he hasn't proposed yet. I told him not to rush it, he'll know when it's right. He asked how he'd know, and I replied "How the heck should I know? I've never been engaged." So I guess it's different for everyone and when it's right you'll just... know.
02/04/2013
Eugler Eugler
I always thought about seven years before getting married.
02/04/2013
GONE! GONE!
I think I would need at least two years of knowing a person.
02/04/2013
marriedlady123 marriedlady123
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Originally posted by GONE!
I think I would need at least two years of knowing a person.
Me too! I moved in with my husband after a little over a year of dating, got engaged at a little over two, and married at three and a half. Some time living together is important too!
02/04/2013
DixieDoo DixieDoo
Timing depends on the couple but you definitely need to know them inside and out first before signing the marriage contract. I think that living together for a while before getting married is a big test.
02/04/2013
novanilla novanilla
It's too hard to pick an amount of time like that. It seems so random.
02/04/2013
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