Dating for 5 years and no engagement
But the other findings, like the fact that expensive rings and ceremonies don't yield happier unions, are more surprising.
Perhaps ill-matched couples use giant diamonds or flashy weddings to cover up the cracks in their emotional foundations.
of the year to get engaged, trailing only Christmas (December 24th-25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).
Winter, in general, seems to induce men and women to pop the question, as 30% of all engagements occur in November and December.
If you’re itching to get married and your partner resists, it’s easy to assume there’s a problem with the relationship or that your partner isn’t fully committed to you.
These issues could indicate that it’s time to consider moving on.
But there are myriad other reasons people are uncomfortable with marriage that have nothing to do with the relationship.
Cohabitation is an increasingly popular option; one 2013 study found that 32% of couples chose long-term cohabitation over marriage.
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