Are these guys patient or just stringing them along? As it turns out, there isn’t a lot of recent research on the courtship length prior to marriage.
Decades ago the statistics ranged from six to fourteen months.
You might even be filling your thoughts with anxiety and frustration about the future of your relationship.
The issue of how long to wait for the ring might be a decision point for you.
Many couples are choosing to cohabit as an alternative to or dress rehearsal for marriage.
Research is mixed as to whether couples who live together prior to marriage are as satisfied as those that waited until after marriage.
This may reflect growing trends in the delay of marriage.
Most say living together prior to getting engaged has less promising outcomes, but this might not reflect changing cultural acceptance.
If not, are you ready or willing to take a stand for what you want?
You are not a used car salesman trying to get rid of shoddy goods.
It might hurt to be alone, but it’s better for you in the long run than being in an unhappy marriage.