Demetrius says: I’ve never been engaged, but I have been in a similar situation.I dated someone for somewhere between 1 year and 1 year and a half and while living together, we broke up.dating advice for men, dating advice for women, dating and relationships, dating Q and A, Dating questions, dating questions and answers, online dating, relationship, relationship advice, relationships, self help My fiance and I broke up a little over 3 weeks ago.We still live in the same house at the time just until we can sort out all the financial stuff and I can get my own place.
I believe (as well as many of my other friends) that the average time most people date before getting engaged is 1 - 1 1/2 years with an average 6-8 month engagement. The first 6 months is the infatuation period where all you see is the good and no-one of the bad in them, where everything smells of roses. A friend and I were having a discussion the other day on the topic of marriage. Ive known people get engaged after 2 weeks and been married for many many years. And how long were you engaged before you got married? There is no "time frame", its when you both feel ready, or you feel that your both ready.Even well into your thirties—when people are more self-aware than they were in their twenties and know what they want—and into your forties—when having kids starts to feel a bit more urgent—you can still afford to wait six months.I asked my boyfriend to give me the guy's perspective on this, and he said he thinks six months should be the standard minimum too.