Typical length of dating before marriage

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On the other hand, Bob is in his 30s, not getting any younger, and dating for 5 years may be a bit extreme at this point. How long did YOU date before popping the question / getting asked?

Courtship may be completely omitted, as in cases of some arranged marriages where the couple do not meet before the wedding.In Japan, there is a such type of courtship called Omiai, with similar practices called "Xiangqin" (相親) in the Greater China Area.The matchmaker and parents will often exert pressure on the couple to decide whether they want to marry or not after a few dates.The concept of modern dating was initially seen as frustrating and mocked the moralistic values of traditional courtship.One of the reasons there was this disagreement was that they did not want their children growing up doing what many did during the sexual revolution in the 60’s.

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