How long dating before steady
Anyway, I try to think about what you’ve said about your wife, how at the beginning she wasn’t the type of girl you were used to dating…And I’ve followed every step you talk about when it comes to her, “to be cool, calm, and collected…”From day one, this guy and I had a great chemistry, in the sense that we truly enjoy each other’s company.(As far as I know, I’m the only person he’s dating.) He told me that it wasn’t supposed to happen that way nor was he supposed to feel so comfortable around me! So I just smiled and avoided getting too deep in the subject as I noticed he was a bit stressed over it.I remember what you said about your wife, that she never asked where you guys were headed…Sometime between then and the time I got into the dating game, in the early '70s, this all changed dramatically.By 1972 or so, if you went on more than one date with a person, it was assumed to be exclusive.As a commentator in the other thread noted, some parents would discourage daughters from going steady, preferring that they continue to date around.
The relationship is traveling into their third (or sixth) year and nothing is wrong except these girls would like to take the relationship to the next level and their men have yet to agree.
Are these guys patient or just stringing them along? As it turns out, there isn’t a lot of recent research on the courtship length prior to marriage.