People's attitudes toward marriage are also considerably different now compared with previous generations'.We don't feel compelled to tie the knot, unlike many of our parents, with 83% saying they felt no pressure to marry and 84% having discussed it before the proposal.If we act like we're married before we've made that commitment, we're defrauding (and sinning).
However, one of the most common reasons people end up in long distance relationships is because of college.
There are many reasons why some relationships become long distance.
For instance, one or both partners may go away for military duty.
Not only that, but we're also spending longer in our relationships before getting married.
According to a survey of 4,000 recently married couples by uk, the average couple spends 4.9 years in a relationship before getting married, meaning we know our partners better than ever before walking down the aisle.
This breaks down as 1.4 years (17 months) of dating before moving in together, living together for 1.83 years (22 months) before getting engaged, and spending 1.67 years (20 months) engaged before getting married.