As someone who’s been in a long, LONG term relationship and whose family has made a decently big deal out of waiting to get married, the concept that two people can meet and within two years say “Yes. This is the person I want to marry.” with enough certainty to go out and make a multi-thousand dollar purchase and then sink even more money into a ceremony… That is legitimately terrifying to me.
My mom waited over ten years before saying she’d be comfortable with my step-dad proposing. My dad was best friends with my stepmom for years before they got married. My parents were never married to each other.
I’ve been with my bf for almost nine years, and I’m still terrified of the thought of marrying him.
I legitimately can’t wrap my head around people who can do it in two.