Some marital experts would argue that two years is a good amount of time to wait.
Or maybe couples that have modest rings and receptions feel that their boundless love is a celebration enough.Maybe this is all being thrown by some hidden Kardashian variable that none of us has uncovered yet.Divorces are easier to obtain now than they ever were, but there can still be a price to be paid for getting things wrong.There will always be people who have heard of a couple who married after a few months and it worked out perfectly while another couple dated for years before getting engaged or married and they did not last.I wonder if this explains why the Spanish word esposas means both “wives” and “handcuffs”?
But, of course, pointing out that not rushing into a pre-mature commitment is very difficult when we’re in love doesn’t really address the question at hand—that is, how long is it until the cocaine-rush of initial infatuation wears off and you can make a good decision?Getting to Know Someone Better For a couple who are classed as childhood sweethearts they will clearly be together a long time before they marry simply due to their age.But what if you are childhood friends who begin to date when you are older?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.A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. Men are 50 percent more likely to end up divorced when they said their partner's looks were important in their decision to get married, and women are 60 percent more likely to end up divorced when they cared about their partner’s wealth, compared to people who said they cared about neither. Honeymoons decrease the chances of divorce by 41 percent.* * *Part of the study echoes what we already know about marriage: That it's increasingly for rich people—who make a lot and can afford honeymoons.