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Currently I co-run a longitudinal study of marriage and family development, started in 2008 and ongoing, and the answers couples gave me about their engagement ranged from several months to several years.  On average, the couples in my study decided to marry years after they first showed romantic interest (many couples knew each other before they dated, but that isn’t counted).  This may reflect growing trends in the delay of marriage.  Much has changed in the last thirty years, and those in my study are still reporting general satisfaction in their marriages.  There is actually a lower divorce rate now than in the 80s, and what marriage means on a societal level is also changing.  Only time will tell how modern marriages are growing and changing from those started long ago.

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How long dating before in a relationship

How long dating before in a relationship