We are constantly reminded of the pressures of getting married, settling down and starting a family.Not only does the media continually portray this path as the norm, but the people we surround ourselves with also provide a benchmark for when we think we should be getting engaged.(It usually won't.) But when is the optimal time to start being sexually intimate in a relationship?Like many relationships, the answer is a little complicated.We’re not going to share the inputs to our marriage – but, suffice to say, we’re predicted to last quite a while. Research has given us the answers to several of our biggest sex questions, from how often couples should have sex in a relationship (it depends on your sex drive) to whether having more sex will make you happier.We surveyed a random sample of 2,072 females in the United States aged 18 to 45 over a course of three weeks to see how long they dated their partners before they got engaged.
" The answer will be different depending on who you ask and the circumstances leading up to the beginning of the relationship.This calculator is based on a fun article which appeared on MSN, written by Rachel Burge: “New ‘love formula’ reveals lover number five could be The One“. Burge presents the theoretical underpinnings of compatibility, and breaks down human monogamous tendencies to science (or at least surveys), by marrying big data to… Call it “Big Love”, “Horoscopes meet Moneyball” or whatever you like – MSN has some interesting data on what matters most when it comes to relationship length.With a sample size of 2,000 people, it turns out that the most important factors in compatibility are:.First and foremost, we found that the average length of a relationship before engagement is 44 months, or 3.67 years.That’s almost an entire year longer than other studies have stated!