William and Middleton are in their ninth year of courtship and they're not the only young adults waiting so long to tie the knot.
Taking their time: Aubrey Clayton hangs a clock in the new apartment he shares with Melissa Tapper Goldman in New York City.
Again, there are a couple of reasons why taking too long is a bad sign: It’s not so much that people wait too long to get married, but that they stay in a relationship that never was built to last.The question above could be put into a category along with questions such as "how long is a piece of string?Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird met in August 1934, and he proposed on their first date.They were engaged in October and were married in November.There will always be people who have heard of a couple who married after a few months and it worked out perfectly while another couple dated for years before getting engaged or married and they did not last.
The expression "act in haste repent at leisure" is not always accurate.As you are making a decision on a relationship that should last a lifetime it is better to be safe than sorry and make sure that you have properly considered the consequences of it not working out.Divorces are easier to obtain now than they ever were, but there can still be a price to be paid for getting things wrong.But what if you are childhood friends who begin to date when you are older? Others take things slower and it could be years before they take that next step.Whether you date for a few months, a few years or a few decades it is hard to know what is best.