Average amount of dating before engagement
People's attitudes toward marriage are also considerably different now compared with previous generations'.We don't feel compelled to tie the knot, unlike many of our parents, with 83% saying they felt no pressure to marry and 84% having discussed it before the proposal.He states in his study that happily married couples dated for approximately 25 months before getting married. Couples who were unhappily married soon after they said “I do” and quickly divorced more often married at or after three years.Couples who fell fast in love were engaged after nine months, and married after 18 months.
These days, the average bride and groom will also have had two serious relationships before settling down.
The vast majority (91%) said they got married to show their commitment, while barely any did so due to social pressure (2%), financial reasons (2%), or out of convenience (2%), which shows how far society has come in just a few decades.
An even greater number of the couples (95%) would recommend marriage and 85% said it makes a relationship stronger, which is heartening but also unsurprising given that the couples were in the honeymoon phase of 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.