Dating to engagement should take minimum of one year because the real question is: how long does it takes to develop the type of friendship that leads to long-lasting marriage. That’s crucially important because best marriages are based on being best friends and it takes ‘time’ to develop as best friends.
How long that takes depends upon how well you and your prospective mate have mastered Communication Intimacy. That is communication at its deepest level. That’s the goal of marriage-to work together in union as one team. This unity of heart, soul and spirit bonds couples as soul mates.
A soul mate is someone who has the unique ability to bring out the best in us. The chemistry ignited between partners turns their souls on physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The only way this can be accomplished is by “knowing” each other’s inner workings that bond with ours in shared outlook and purpose. Does your prospective partner bring out the best in you?
You’ve heard it said often, communication is the key to a good relationship. Communication is what it’s all about. This communication probes for compatibility assessing how to handle differences, how to manage disagreements.