Average time for dating before marriage


Perhaps both of you are active in the same campus ministry, you go to the same church.

Over time, maybe you take some of the same classes, live near one another, etc.

The longer the relationship, the higher the percentage.

No reasonable person would argue that physical temptation does not increase — a lot — the longer two people date who are attracted to each other and who grow to love each other.

Sadly, statistics and anecdotal experience both indicate that even the couples who spend time in dating relationships of any length, sin physically.

They’re spending less on the over-the-top rings, more money on the actual wedding, and according to a new study, they’re investing more time into getting to know each other before walking down the aisle.

Additionally, because people are waiting, it means they’ll probably be more experienced with dealing with long-term relationships.

One of our bedrock governing principles in biblical dating — and in how we treat our brothers and sisters in Christ generally — is not to "defraud" our single brothers and sisters by implying a greater level of commitment between us and them than actually exists (see 1 Thessalonians 4:6).