Much of this rise is due to changing perceptions about marriage, particularly about the value of pursuing careers and graduate degrees before consideringmarriage.
Today,couples in serious relationships who have plans to marry wait much longer before becoming engaged, and the engagement period is increasing rapidly, too.
For those of us who grew up in a sea of Ariels (pun intended), Auroras, and Snow Whites, it's a jesting reminder of the much more common Disney narrative in which two characters meet, fall in love, and marry in a very short time frame.
Getting married after 3 months dating
Now, the average engagement time is well over a year.
Certainly not the stuff of Disney princesses in the nineties.
Waiting doesn't guarantee a successful, lasting marriage.
Marriage And Health: Damned If You Do And Don't The Cons1. Yes, you know that he likes red sauces more than cream sauces.
Marrying someone you hardly know means you will not be one of those boring newlywed couples. The newlywed couple that goes at it every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
You will be that newlywed couple that people will avert their eyes from and barf in their mouths over. Because most smitten couples are that way during the first year, regardless of whether they're married or not. There are no guarantees, regardless of how long you date someone.
A successful marriage requires nurturing every single day.
By the time the light bulb came on, I was already married.
In fact, they tended to divorce quicker than those with short courtships.