First comes love, then comes marriage, then come [name] pushing the baby carriage!
If only that were true these days!
As I am mentioned a couple times, Kyle and I have been dating for a loooong time. Like, seven years, long. We’ve been together since we were 16. It’s an oddity these days to find couples who have been dating that long. I know of three other couples who started dating when they were 16/17 and two of them are married. (I even went to both weddings last year)
Back in the day, my mom was already married and pregnant (with yours truly) by the time she was my age. Kyle and I have been taking things slow. We’ve only been living together for just over a year and we’re slowly starting to save for a house.
Basically, what it comes down it is, people these days are taking their time to get educated and establish themselves in the world before settling down. Kyle and I would rather have good jobs and a house before getting married. Yeah, we’ll eventually get married. Truuust me.
I’m just tired of people asking me “When are you guys going to get married??” Really, I have no idea. One day, when we’re where we want to be in life, it’ll happen. We’re perfectly happy shacked up in sin (so to speak) and the past year of living together has been amazing. One of my friends said to me once that I should give up after 10 years if hadn’t proposed. Yeah, I’d love that ring on my finger, but I think that if you love someone enough it shouldn’t matter how long he takes to pop the question.
Anyway, that’s just my thoughts. We’ll get married, one day. I don’t know when, but I know it will happen. Good things happen to those who wait, right?