When you live together, pay for things together, and WANT to marry each other... what is the "acceptable" amount of time
To get engaged...
I want to be engaged at least a year before I'm married, so it's not an issue of "let's get married right now" we were just discussing it and I figured I'd gather some other people's opinions on appropriate time length. I'm sure I've asked this before, but I usually get answers like "Never" or "When you truly Love each other and feel connected as Friends AND Lovers" or something.
But I just want an amount of time, and why you think that amount.
we realize we don't need "permission" to be married, but we respect our families and don't want it to seem rushed. ((even though we already live together))