I think it happened at the right time, though we would've loved to have been able to move in together right away instead of waiting a few months to buy a house together.This was both of our second marriages, so we knew what we wanted and did not want in a partner, no need to wait years.And how do the chances of breaking up change over time?These are some of the many questions Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford, has been asking as part of a longitudinal study he started in 2009.Meaning, three years of dating also allowed us to build a strong awareness of our expectations of one another, and how we view and interact with each other and the world." Five years: "I couldn't afford to save for a ring for nearly two years. However, I lost my job around the time I wanted to propose and spent my free time finishing school.
The age thing really factored into my waiting forever. Sure, [my wife] is older than I am, but she is so deeply grounded and down to earth.
Once we both graduated from college and got started in our careers, my husband proposed.
I believe that you shouldn't get engaged until you are truly serious about getting married.
Here, nine couples reveal how long they waited and why.
Five months: "We were in love and wanted to start the rest of our lives together.
“We know a lot more about the relationships that worked out than the ones that didn’t,” said Rosenfeld.