For the modern couple, here's the breakdown of that half-decade: 17 months of dating before moving in together, 22 months of living together before getting engaged, and 20 months of engagement before getting married.
People are marrying later in life, too, a fact that may come as no surprise.
When I give talks on how to make wise decisions about love relationships, the burning question that someone almost always asks is, “How long do I have to wait?
” The phrasing of this question illustrates the fact that waiting can feel like working against the tide of biology and the romantic rush of falling in love and making it official.
Modern couples are rewriting the rulebook when it comes to weddings and marriage.
We're spending less on more unique and interesting engagement rings and waiting until later in our lives than previous generations to tie the knot.
We are both really happy with how fast everything happened.