Only time will tell how modern marriages are growing and changing from those started long ago.
What do these timelines mean for you still waiting for your man to propose?
You might even be filling your thoughts with anxiety and frustration about the future of your relationship.
The issue of how long to wait for the ring might be a decision point for you.
You are not a used car salesman trying to get rid of shoddy goods.
It might hurt to be alone, but it’s better for you in the long run than being in an unhappy 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.I’m a believer that couples can have independent timetables from those stated above depending on their circumstances, but partners need to have a mutual agreement and understanding about the future timeline of the relationship in order to survive- and that agreement needs to be upheld.However, if you are asking yourself “when is he going to propose already?! You’ve probably picked up on an inequity in he relationship, and one (or more) of your needs is not being met.Are these guys patient or just stringing them along? As it turns out, there isn’t a lot of recent research on the courtship length prior to marriage.Decades ago the statistics ranged from six to fourteen months.Most say living together prior to getting engaged has less promising outcomes, but this might not reflect changing cultural acceptance.