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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Aug 9, 2019 11:28:03 AM
Would YOU get married after just two weeks of courtship?

Can a relationship in which both parties have known each other for less time than I have been meaning to take the recycling out really go the distance? “It is very rare that we see people marrying this quickly,” says Professor Brienna Perelli-Harris of the University of Southampton, an expert on demographic trends in marriage and cohabitation. Typically couples that wed after such a brief courtship do so because of pressing external factors: because one partner is being posted abroad in the military, terminal illness, or “financial benefits of some sort”, says Perelli-Harris.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts
/2019/aug/07/is-two-weeks-too-soon-to-decide-to-get-married

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Tomnoddy - 09 Aug 2019 13:18:58 (#1 of 52)

I married after 14 months. The answer should be no.

Rendered - 09 Aug 2019 13:23:24 (#2 of 52)

No, I would not.

tasselhoff - 09 Aug 2019 13:25:55 (#3 of 52)

You say that, but if a beautiful heiress fell in love with you, you might change your tune.

tasselhoff - 09 Aug 2019 13:26:08 (#4 of 52)

or heir

bossab2 - 09 Aug 2019 13:26:10 (#5 of 52)

No.

And if HM Gov actually showed them the small print they are signing up to, they wouldn't.

Rendered - 09 Aug 2019 13:26:44 (#6 of 52)

Although I would marry bossab any tick of the clock.

tasselhoff - 09 Aug 2019 13:26:53 (#7 of 52)

That's got nowt to do with how long you've been courting, boss.

FrankieTeardrop - 09 Aug 2019 13:27:02 (#8 of 52)

A friend of mine had a baby with his new girlfriend a few weeks after meeting. Said baby is now nearly three, and the happy couple married last week.

FrankieTeardrop - 09 Aug 2019 13:27:42 (#9 of 52)

"Although I would marry bossab any tick of the clock."

Really?

HouseOfLametta - 09 Aug 2019 13:28:11 (#10 of 52)

Yeah, why not.

Fuck it.

frantastic - 09 Aug 2019 13:29:10 (#11 of 52)

#8 - It usually takes nine months. They were keen.

TheExcession - 09 Aug 2019 13:29:13 (#12 of 52)

If Professor Alice Roberts begged me I might be sorely tempted.

AlanII - 09 Aug 2019 13:29:18 (#13 of 52)

or heir

"Nobody's perfect."

Antimatter - 09 Aug 2019 14:13:00 (#14 of 52)

MrA and I moved in together 1 week after meeting, that was 35 years ago.

indlovubill - 09 Aug 2019 14:24:38 (#15 of 52)

I was thinking during WW2 it was quite common for people to get married after only knowing each other for a matter of weeks and generally those marriages lasted for the rest of their lives.

TheVoiceOfReason - 09 Aug 2019 14:26:19 (#16 of 52)

Not actually true, divorce rates rose after WW2.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunit
y/birthsdeathsandmarriages/articles/victoryineurope
dayhowworldwariichangedtheuk/2015-05-08

upgoerfive - 09 Aug 2019 14:26:38 (#17 of 52)

Proposed to my wife within a week of meeting her. We've been happy together for more than 20 years now, so I'd say it was probably a good call.

cozzer - 09 Aug 2019 14:38:17 (#18 of 52)

Not actually true, divorce rates rose after WW2.

Maybe the people getting divorced were those that wanted to get married to people they met a couple of weeks ago.

indlovubill - 09 Aug 2019 14:42:32 (#19 of 52)

Not actually true, divorce rates rose after WW2.



A small hardly significant peak shortly after the war, as statistics from the link you posted clearly illustrate. Compare that peak of approx 10% with the approx 50% rate nowadays.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunit
y/birthsdeathsandmarriages/articles/victoryineurope
dayhowworldwariichangedtheuk/2015-05-08

HouseOfLametta - 09 Aug 2019 14:51:24 (#20 of 52)

The difference being that the rest of your life might be two weeks.

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