Dating before you get married cdc dating violence fact sheet
In fact, a lot of Mormons in their early twenties are sort of obsessed with dating.
People are marrying later in life, too, a fact that may come as no surprise.This breaks down as 1.4 years (17 months) of dating before moving in together, living together for 1.83 years (22 months) before getting engaged, and spending 1.67 years (20 months) engaged before getting married.On average, couples will spend 3.5 years living together before marriage, and nearly nine in 10 couples (89%) live together in some capacity beforehand.For example, I knew a few couples at BYU who got engaged after two weeks of dating - and then got married a few months later.I wouldn’t say that type of thing is common, per se, but it’s certainly not unheard of. My husband and I dated for a year and a half, got engaged, then got married four months later. We were big time outliers, compared to many of our friends.