While responses are clearly varied, data supports that the average length of a relationship before marriage is between two and five years. Just because couples are delaying marriage doesnt mean they arent creating lives together.
Is living together OK before marriage?
Couples who live together before marriage actually have a 50% greater chance of divorce than those who dont. And about 60% of couples who cohabit break up without marrying. Living together before marriage is different from living together in marriage, because there is no binding commitment to support the relationship.
Why you shouldnt move in with your boyfriend before marriage?
Although it would seem to make sense that couples who had already tried out living together, and intimately tested their compatibility, would be able to make a better-informed decision as to whether or not to get hitched, and would therefore have a more solid and successful marriage, studies have suggested the very