In fact, they tended to divorce quicker than those with short courtships.
It really depends on the people involved, and the reasons why they get married when they do. Most people realize that you shouldn’t get married too quickly after meeting someone, and the one long-term study I’ve found on the subject seems to back that up.
There are a couple of reasons why a short dating period can cause problems in marriage: Marriage is really about commitment, so the real question is whether you are willing to commit to this person for the rest of your life, and whether you can trust them when they say they’re willing to do the same. Now, sometimes you can trust them more quickly if other trustworthy people have known the person through close community for a long time, and can vouch for them.
That’s actually the preferred situation, because then you have multiple sets of eyes confirming that this person is who they appear to be.
But don’t just take your boyfriend or girlfriend’s word for it. That same study said that people who dated a very long time before marriage—like a number of years—were also less likely to stay married.
Happily married couples: how long did you date before your wedding?
Another Hollywood couple has decided to call it quits this summer. News can exclusively confirm Josh Groban and Kat Dennings have split after almost two years of dating."It was a mutual breakup," a source shared with E! "They are still friends and care about each other, but it's not the right time for them now as a couple."The Hollywood pair made theirrelationship official back in October 2014 when they stepped out together at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills. "Humor is such a huge thing for me, so the fact that we could talk about Monty Python and all sorts of weird other things, I was like, 'OK, yeah, we're on the same page.'"While the two Hollywood stars finish up the summer with a new relationship status, both will be hard at work on various projects.
As to what brought them together, the Broadway star admitted to Ellen De Generes that both bonded over their nerdiness."She's, well, she's such a brilliant and funny person," he gushed during an appearance on the talk show.
It’s a question that comes up occasionally within a singles ministry.
If you are seriously dating someone, how long should it be before you pop the question?