“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage” – this is an old nursery rhyme, which is quite popular in the UK. However, what comes first and when for the couples in the UK was analysed through a survey by the YouGov recently
The survey looked into nine relationship milestones.
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Most of the Britons said that they need to wait a month or so. One in six Britons (17 per cent) says it is ideal to sleep with a new partner within a week.
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About 21 per cent of the couples surveyed say that three months waiting is idle. Meanwhile, 24 per cent say that they should say, “I love you” within a month or less. However, the survey found that about 35 per cent of the couples did not even wait for a month.
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The survey notes that 25 per cent of the Britons think the ideal time for meeting in-laws is three months.
HOW LONG TO WAIT BEFORE GOING OUT WITH PARTNER
Twenty four per cent of the people surveyed pointed out that six months after meeting the partner will be the best time for going out for a holiday. Less than 14 per cent think that one month is enough.
HOW LONG TO WAIT BEFORE MOVING IN WITH A PARTNER
The survey notes that 29 per cent or three in ten people say that couples should wait a year to move in together. However, 24 per cent of men say that they are happy to go ahead after six months. Only 17 per cent of the women said this.
The YouGov sad that 11 per cent of the people in London who pay the most rent on average , wished to move in with a partner after just three months.
HOW LONG TO WAIT BEFORE GETTING ENGAGED
The YouGov in the survey says that 58 percent of the people think that waiting about two years to get engaged is sufficient. However, younger people (18 to 24 years) have a different opinion. About 41 percent of them think that it s too long.
A lesser three percent of Britons feel that a waiting period of five years was no harm.
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Most of the people in the UK said that two years is good enough. A quarter of those in relationships who own property (26 per cent) waited five years or more, even though only seven per cent believe it is necessary to hold off for that long.
HOW LONG TO WAIT BEFORE MARRYING
Twenty one per cent of the people surveyed say two years is enough before getting married. Young people are less convinced, with only 39 per cent (18-24-year) say that three years is sufficient to know someone.
HOW LONG TO WAIT BEFORE HAVING A CHILD WITH PARTNER
The survey said that 54 per cent of the Britons surveyed think that four years of waiting is enough. A 23 per cent feels that two years is good enough.