If you listen to Mix Mornings, you know that I got married this past August after only being engaged for a few months and only dating my now-husband since last fall. We moved fast. They say when you know, you know! And we had known each other for years as friends before dating…so basically we were both getting older and desperate.
But how long should you be in a monogamous relationship with someone before you get engaged? “I propose a modest timeline of two years before getting super serious,” writes “Madoff” of the website Post Grad Problems. “It gives you enough time to get through the honeymoon phase. From there, you can move in with them if you choose (which I highly recommend) and see where it goes. Better to learn someone’s annoying habits and lifestyle before you are legally bound to them. After all of this, if you can see yourself with someone after two years, great. Get engaged, wait it out at least a year, and go for it. Statistically, you’re much more likely to make it last and it’s way easier to move out than it is to divorce.”
What do you think?