An expert weighs in on rushing to the altar. Wedding season is upon us—but why does it feel like so many couples are rushing to put a ring on it? Case in point: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson.
How long did you and your fiance date before he or she proposed—and what's considered normal? Well, this might not come as a shock, but there's no definition of what's "normal. Even though everyone—your parents and extended family members and friends—will have an opinion on the matter, from "You're jumping in too quickly!
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Marriage has undergone a radical shift in the last few decades. Now, people want to marry someone that they think of as their one and only soulmate. Back then, marriage was mandatory to maintain social standing.
There is no "right" time to get engaged — but some people do it quicker than others. It can be easy to assume that hasty engagements are reserved for the rich and famousbut some real-life people have done it too — and lived to tell the tale. In a Reddit thread, people discussed what happened when they decided to get married after six months or less of datingand how it ended up working out for them.
Three relationship experts weigh in on how long you should be in a relationship before you pop the question. According to Shilpa Gandhi, as long as your core beliefs align a quick engagement doesn't equal a doomed relationship. Yet the certified matchmaker and director of Amare Exclusivesaid that before deciding to get engaged, you should have talked at length about your future and taken age, career stage and financial stability into consideration.
Relationship advice. Marriage can be exciting, but it also comes with the boring bits like doing the weekly shop or visiting dull relatives. You bring out the best in each other.
Christopher Rimmer and Viktorija Vakulenko, both 34, are due to marry less than two months after first meeting. The pair started talking on dating site Christian Dating for Free - which helps bring Christians looking for love together - around a month before Easter in late March. They met for the first time on April 22, and just a month later Christopher, originally from Liverpool, decided to propose to Viktorija, a mum-of-two originally from Latvia.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: The fact that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake did not end up together makes it difficult for me to believe in the institution of marriage at all. Equally upsetting? The fact that Mary Kay Letourneau and her former student whom she started very illegally dating inresulting in jail time are still together and happily married today, 18 years later.