Average time dating before marriage proposal

13 Mar

Family and friends played a major role in arranging marriages, especially if land and other wealth accompanied the union.

The parents and siblings in the families had a concern in the marriage, and the lord also wished to keep some accounting of village marrieages.

I explained what courtship was and quoted Joshua Harris, chapter and verse. “I don’t think courtship is a smart idea,” my grandfather said.

“How can you tell who you want to marry if you aren’t going out on dates? I ignored their advice on relationships, preferring to listen to the young people around me who were passionate advocates of courtship.

I’ve met plenty of women who are in a hurry to get married.

And I understand the reasons: biological clock, all your friends are married, you feel like “it’s time”, you want to have final commitment, etc.

But for me, that would be the determining factor for when I tie the knot.

Some were from poor families who had nothing to negotiate and hence would either not marry or marry whom they pleased.That higher sex drive translates, among other things, into being more direct with men.The more mature women may be interested in dating a younger guy out of sheer curiosity of what it feels like dating someone younger, and also because usually younger guys are more “agile,” active, energetic.The topic hasn’t come up again since and at this point, I am just about ready to give him an ultimatum- either he proposes or I’m leaving.I’m also thinking of just getting him a ring at this point just to move this thing along!