“We know a lot more about the relationships that worked out than the ones that didn’t,” said Rosenfeld.“The way the census and other surveys tend to collect data just doesn’t produce a very good picture.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.
If I were able to go back, I would not change the time frame.
The three-year time span gave us enough experience with one another to really learn each other's life dances.
How long did you date your partner before he or she popped the question?
It may have only been months, or perhaps it felt like an eternity.
And as a wedding planner, I was able to plan our wedding in three-and-a-half months.
It all just made sense for us." *— Amanda11 months: "We dated long distance for 11 months before getting engaged.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.If I had to do it over again, I may have used a less expensive ring and extended the engagement." 10 years: "As the child of divorced parents, it was important to me that my fiance and I had our careers more or less established, had some financial security, and could give our children happy, healthy and financially secure homes.In retrospect, it is possible we were overly cautious in getting engaged in our pursuit of perfect timing.If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to marry her after we took a wonderful vacation on Kauai when we were first dating.