Can you date not to marry?
Its perfectly fine if youre only going to date people who you have the potential to marry, people who are serious about settling down soon, people who arent going to screw around with your heart. But make sure that you dont put too much emphasis on marriage.
How long should you wait to ask a woman to marry you?
Give Yourself Time to Know Your Partner Through the Good Times and the Bad. As a baseline, Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, licensed psychotherapist, couples therapist and author of She Comes First, suggests that one to two years is often a good amount of time to date before getting engaged.