’ According to research from uk, who know quite a lot about weddings, and asked 4,000 brides, the average length of time in a relationship before you actually walked down the aisle, was 4.9 years.
Getting married after 4.9 years averaged out as moving in together after 17 months, then living together for 22 months before getting engaged, and then finally spending 20 months living as an engaged couple before making it to the alter.
It’s a tricky question, knowing when it’s the perfect time to get engaged.
When you announce your engagement to the world, the goal is for people to be happy and excited, rather than thinking ‘about bloody time, it’s been literally decades’, or, even worse, ‘Wait, who’s the bloke holding the ring box in the photo?
But the new matches keep coming in, 7 a day, and you keep sending over your stage one questions, and you keep waiting for them to respond.
I figured out that if I log in at am and do a new “Find New Matches” search I will get 7 new hand computer picked matches.
We’re also much less likely to get married than previous generations (a shame for party lovers, less of a shame for your bank balance) with 83% of us saying we don’t really feel compelled to get married.
The good news is that getting engaged no-longer seems to be a choice made by the groom alone.
And I don’t close out any matches even though they haven’t responded in weeks/months because there’s always a chance.84% of brides said that they had discusssed the idea of getting engaged with the person who they married, before they got down on one knee. According to this infographic from Wedding Paper Divas, 40 percent of couples wait 13 to 18 months between "Yes!You don’t even notice that she hasn’t responded because your distracted by the new excitement of these new matches.But then, you start realizing, wait a minute, no ones responding back to you.