Dan says: "Both Emma and I wanted me to be significantly closer to finishing my dissertation by the time of the wedding: having prospective employment is a good thing." They're also set on one particular venue, which rarely rents out for events.
While they admit that tradional family members on both sides are perplexed by their wait time, Rachel Sussman, New York City-based therapist and relationship expert, is on their side: "It's good for couples to know each other for at least a year to two years before they get married.
Which one ultimately bodes better for engaged Youngs — a very long engagement, or a shotgun wedding?
The Long: New Yorkers Dan and Emma were both anti-marriage when they first met, but after dating four and a half years — and getting a legal domestic partnership — they decided it was a good way to go.
Five months: "We were in love and wanted to start the rest of our lives together.
After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.They haven't set a date yet, but it'll be at least two years from now.Education was a higher priority than wedding planning for both Dan and Emma, who have a ph D and a masters degree respectively.Around the time of WW2, due to the war many people rushed into marriage, BUT many of them stayed married, the divorce rates weren't anywhere as high as they are today. Not like there has to be a shot gun wedding or anything.The reason I'm asking this, my friend I mentioned on another thread, just met a girl and had sex with her after only knowing her a week. I don't think they can work out, but there are some out there who prove they can.