Dating versus marriage
Often, these courtships led to successful marriages that lasted lifelong.Fast forward to today’s dating scene and we see surface-level connections, one night stands, and high divorce rates.When two people live together, have sex, make their incomes and assets available to each other and talk about children or even have children, are they dating or are they married?
The stability of dating relationships is significantly lower than in marriage.So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.That first "hey," if all goes well, is returned; from there, the "hey" becomes a plan to get together. And then more plans, and then more plans, until making plans becomes redundant.The ultimate aim is to find “the one”, says clinician Maria Baratta, Ph. If an interaction is not working out for you, it is fairly easy to walk away with no strings attached.Based on “Knot Yet”, facilitated by The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, the extension of dating and therefore, the delay of marriage until later years, have actually resulted in increased socio-economic status for both men and women.