Getting married after 6 months of dating
Hanging out with someone’s core group of friends is a great way to see someone as he or she usually is.
Not that anyone is completely defined by his or her friends, but who we choose to spend time with and the things we do together certainly say something about the person we are and want to be.
The median age for first marriages has risen steadily since 1950.
In 2010, the median age for men tying the knot for the first time was near 29, and for women it was 27;in 1950, the median ages were 23 for men and 20 for women.
Certainly not the stuff of Disney princesses in the nineties.Much of this rise is due to changing perceptions about marriage, particularly about the value of pursuing careers and graduate degrees before consideringmarriage.Today,couples in serious relationships who have plans to marry wait much longer before becoming engaged, and the engagement period is increasing rapidly, too.When my wife and I were dating, we took what should have been a relatively short trip.Then a colossal interstate traffic jam turned a four-hour trip into an eight-hour nightmare. We decided to make the best of it and just enjoyed the opportunity to spend uninterrupted time together.