She said they’d been “official” for two months but have been dating for four to five, and asked other women to share their experiences.
From the first date to a year, stories varied wildly.
We included the location factor to see how these relationships varied across regions as well.
So I did what any reasonable, mature person would do: Instead of just opening up to my partner about it, I immediately ran to 10-15 of my closest friends to talk it out.I’d say, “I think I’m going to tell him I love him,” and, disappointingly, they all had kind of the same answer: "Wait.With that experience in the bag, I think I just assumed as a young woman still learning about love, that it wouldn’t take too long or too much the next time around. In my next relationship, after the emotionally pressed ex, I said “I love you” first, and it was probably the worst idea ever.I say that because once the words are said, the pressure is on.Ok, so you’ve found “The One.” Maybe you’ve been dating for as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. What circumstances do you consider before taking the steps to tie the knot? Do financial situations or job security affect your decision?
How long is too long to wait for a serious commitment, if you know you’re ready for a ring?Some publications have determined that the average couple dates for a mere 25 months (just over 2 years) before the question is popped, while others find that couples date for just under 3 years before getting engaged.There’s a lot of societal pressure on what’s considered normal in the dating and marriage world, so we decided to conduct a survey to find out what’s really going on.And although many people say you can’t possibly fall in love with someone straight away, some women who did so revealed their relationships have lasted years.One told her boyfriend she loved him after “about a week or two” of dating.When I told some of my female counterparts I hadn’t heard “I love you” once the relationship had been going past eight months, I felt like I was getting the pathetic face in return.