Do you favor or believe in long-term engagement?

Philippines
February 2, 2007 1:33am CST
Me and my boyfriend are already on its 9th year this 2007. We're planning to get married by January 2008. Do you think that a long-term engagement/relationship can be a basis of choosing your lifetime partner? What do you think?
13 responses
@jeanss (17)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
A big No. there are some couples that after 20 yrs they realized that they were not meant to be... Only time can tell....so as long as we do not know what the future can give us....make your present full of memories or make the most of out it....
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
You've got a nice advise there!
@brimia (6588)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I was with my partner a long time before marrying. We dated for a few years then were engaged for 6 years before getting married.
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Really? Are you guys still together? How's your married life went through? 'Just wanna hear advises from experienced people like you who had a long-tern engagement before getting married :)
• India
5 Feb 07
yes i believe in long term relationship because i m from india and all knows about indians
• India
5 Feb 07
In love no years are looking just you want to marry with him or keep like a love.But really you love you boyfriend than marry with her soon,or make a engagement with him, and make your happy life soon.
@apky12 (776)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I think it's really up to the people and your situation. If you aren't ready to get married or have responsibilities you need to take care of then I think a long term engagement is great. I always think it's best not to get married until you are completely ready. There is so much separation now that I think it might be smart.
• United Arab Emirates
5 Feb 07
It all depends on each other.you can meet a person for a week and can spend a lifetime with each other or you can spend years together and then one fine day just part ways..... Relationships need to be worked on .....its the quality that matters and not the number of years you have stayed together.
• Pakistan
5 Feb 07
Yes I believe in long time engagement. Like for eg. I love a girl but I want to be committed as soon as possible but I cant marry her until I got stand up on my own feets. So in this case long term marriages suits you.
@mbarryton (1873)
• United States
5 Feb 07
i think for some its a good idea.i dont see nothing wrong with it...at least in a long term by the time you two are to be married yall can find out each other differences and what all yall have in common. i think its ok either way tho
• Italy
2 Feb 07
no i don't believe in a long term engagment, cause first of then the 2 partner loss naturally their attraction and the get divorced.
@perugu (5281)
• India
2 Feb 07
hi,i too believe in long term relation not only before marriage and after marriage also.Understanding among life partners is a continuous process...priorities may change before and after marriage.so longterm relation and understanding is always need to successful family life.all the best.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
Oh I do think that you have had far too long a relationship but I am very happy that you are going to get married in January, as I hope and pray that my children never go this long with a long term relationship before they decide what they are going to do with their relationship, as I do not favour long-term relationship I prefer to be married and I am.
@k3tk3t (3134)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
for me no...i dont believed in a long term engagement...why because my brother has a girlfriends for 15years then they got married and after a few months that divorsed...
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
In my own point of view, i don't think that matter. Whether it's a month long relationship or 2 yrs. It's not the quantity that counts really, its the "quality" of the relationship that makes it ideal.