How long do you think couples should know each other before they get married?

China
December 17, 2006 8:04am CST
How long do you think couples should know each other before they get married?what's your opinion?
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18 responses
@asimo603 (1366)
• Malaysia
17 Dec 06
Happy Couple - Is "Love" that brings us together
For me, there is no specific time frame as to whether a couple should get to know each other and then get married. I have a family friend who knew his wife when they are at the age of 15 and only got married at the age of 30. I have a friend who left her boyfriend of 8 years and married her husband whom she knew for 3 years. I have another friend who is even fantastic, she knew and married her husband in only 6 months times. All of the 3 couples are happily living together till today . They said the only thing that brings them together is “ Sincere Love” !
• China
17 Dec 06
thanks for your telling 3 couples's story."Sincere Love"!perfectly!!
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
18 Dec 06
most states require at least 24 hours
@epizzahut (2080)
• China
19 Dec 06
I think less than 1 year is short; more than 3 year is long. 2 year is good.
• United States
4 Jan 07
I agree, unless they are frequently together, maybe 1 year.
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
18 Dec 06
I do not think that there is a time limit for it. i do belive that some people are easier to get to know than others... I have seen marriages where the people knew eachother for just a month and they are still going strong .. it depends on the people!
• China
18 Dec 06
it depends on the people,not depends time.this is your opinion.thanks a lot.
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
Knowing each other(partners)is a continuous process even after your married. The most important thing really is there should be love and respect between the two for the marriage to last long.
• China
18 Dec 06
yes, "respect",i like this word.
@rsrait (567)
• India
18 Dec 06
well dear friend marriage is a long dark tunnel,and knowing your partner ,is a process never ending new thing come up every minute.
• China
18 Dec 06
thanks for your advice,good luck.
@norteh (615)
• Netherlands
17 Dec 06
One year would do. You then know each other. If you wait longer, then you are probably wasting time.
• China
17 Dec 06
one year, this is your opinion.thanks for your reply.
• China
25 Jan 07
if they can know each other enough, i don't think time is a promblem
@mysiraylon (1102)
• United States
19 Jan 07
One year is more than enough for them to really know each other very well, that is assuming they have a constant communications if they live not on same community. Usually, phone calls can mitigate any shortcomings in the absence of a regular dates.
@dhouston (417)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I think it is important to wait at least 2 years to be sure that you know each other well. I met my husband when I was 18 and we married when I was 25.
@jolanda33 (720)
• Netherlands
4 Jan 07
well i say it doesn't matter how long! some couples are married in a year, others after 10 years! i think when the feeling is right, there are no secrets, and you can share everything with your partner go for it! some people changes when they are married, and i mean the bad ones!
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
I think you can only know your partner that much when you start living together. Because when u open your eyes he's the first person that you will see, and you share expenses, problem etc...
• United States
4 Jan 07
I think it is a good idea to be with eachother at least 2 years. But, it depends on how often they are seeing eachother. If every day, maybe a year.
• India
19 Dec 06
it all depend upon the couple, that how much time they take / required to understand earch other. It may take a day or year.
• India
18 Dec 06
as long they think they know each other. May vary from a day to years together.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I think at least two days
• China
18 Dec 06
I think it is not same to diffrent ones.Some are not good at talking,some can't often meet because of living in diffrent city,one of couplesoften lies about himself/herself,these make them not to know each other.
• India
18 Dec 06
normally six month or 1 year .
@chiquitita (1227)
• Indonesia
17 Dec 06
I think one or two year's good. It's enough to get to know each other, the families and the relatives, and of course for the wedding preparation. More than 2 year will only wasting our time. Cheers!