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posted by caleytru in Relationships

Engagement is the key

March 28, 2012

Statistics on living together before marriage has drastically changed over the past fifty years. Before it was considered taboo to live with your significant other before marriage and now it is a lot more common. Researchers were curious to see if the success rate of living together before marriage had changed any.

In 1960's only 10% of couples who got married lived together first, compared with a whopping 60% of couples today.

A recent survey of 22,000 men and women between 2006-2010 found that couples who were engaged and living together before the wedding were about as likely to have marriages that lasted 15 years as couples who hadn't lived together.

For the full article click here.

Men and women who were not engaged while cohabitating had a smaller chance of making it to the 15-year mark: About 53% make it, versus 60% of those who were engaged.

So what I took away from these new studies is that one should be engaged before they move in with their significant other.

Call me old school but I still have suspicions about living together about marriage.

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