But he felt like the longer we waited, the better it would be for us.For others that I know though, the dating stage was brief.
He thought that since we didn’t spend as much time together, once we finally resided in the same city, we would need additional time to truly get to know each other. Yes, well Bob has been dating for about 8 months and it was recently suggested to him that after 8 months, it was time to get serious or time to look for his spare key in the mail. This came as a surprise to Bob, who thought things were going smoothly and was thinking that if things kept on like this to the anniversary of the first date, it might be time to think about engagement rings.My husband and I dated for almost three and a half years before getting engaged, and if you count our “talking” stage, add another 14 months.According to their research, couples who dated for three years or more before getting engaged were 39 percent less likely to get a divorce.But there are more factors to deciding that you’re ready to get married than just the length of time the couple has spent dating each other.
I realize there is no fast and hard rule for this and (probably) no wrong answer.