The most important part is that you're confidently committed to one another. Add your time frame and voice your opinion on the community boards and in the comments below!
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." Answers can vary from decades of dating to four days (wow! 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!
This lasts anywhere from 2 days to 26 months, and then the couple will enter into the power struggle or the conflict phase of their relationship.
This is natural and probably will last the rest of your marriage, or forever (the bad news).
also believes that while each couple's situation is different, it's most important to learn how to communicate when you have a conflict, rather than focus on the time frame.
"Many couples wait until they are ready to have children, or ready to buy a home before they marry," Nelson says."They got to experience what it's like to live with each other or spend a lot of time with each other, go through some life cycle issues, like the loss of a family member or the loss of a friendship, or going to a wedding or funeral and really getting to see each other in a lot of different contexts and feel like it's a good match. You want to have some problems emerge and see how you deal with problems together.For me, it's more about the range of experiences that lend themselves to compatibility rather than the amount of time."There is no 'normal.' Partners may have an implicit expectation of the length of an engagement, based on their family, their culture and their community.Sometimes this is different for each partner, and if it is not significantly discussed in a very explicit way, it can lead to misunderstandings." She continues: "There is no magic time frame when a couple should date before the engagement, but the rule for any happy and successful marriage is to realize this—all couples go through a 'romantic love' phase.Also read: 8 types of people you should never, ever date Partner-focused couples have the highest chance of staying together and being happy over time, Ogolsky said.