this is about serious relationships. not one night stands, not flings, not fuck buddies. this is a question bout someone you love or you at least think you 'love'. do you guys think there is a time limit on serious relationships before getting married? if so, how long? let me explain myself. through my own experience, and those that are close to me, i have concluded that the longer you stay in a relationship with someone without getting married, the bigger the chances are for that relationship to fail, or for at least one or both parties to be unhappy. i have a friend that was with his girlfriend for 8 years. from high school, to college, and so on. failed. fast forward, he got together with this girl, was in a relationship for about 1-2 years. got married, expecting a child. my brother was with this girl for about 3-4 years. got engaged. suddenly failed. next girl he was in a relationship with for about 2 years. now married, expecting a child. my sister was with this guy for about 4 years. failed. got together with this guy, was in relationship for less than 1 year. married, now with 2 kids. these are just 3 cases on top of my head. i know a few more that are more or less identical, but i wont bother typing them cause you get the idea. so it seems to me that there is a trend here. the longer the relationship is, the bigger the chances for failure. based on what I know, I put the limit at 3 years. what do you think?