Survey Reveals 9 Important Relationship Milestones And When They Happen

Is your relationship progressing "normally?"

While relationships have consistently been measured by milestones, the timing of when those milestones are meant to occur is somewhat debatable. Dating website just released results from a survey of over 2,000 British participants to find the average time for each dating event. Match previously conducted surveys on singles in America.

"While each relationship moves at its own pace, daters are often reassured by comparing their experiences with others," Katie Taylor, a dating expert with Match, told Daily Mail. "If your relationship isn't falling within these time frames, use them to adjust your expectations."

Here are nine of the most interesting results from the survey.


1. 31 percent of couples kiss almost immediately.

2. 34 percent of couples hold hands after one week.

3. 50 percent of couples wait one week to one month before sleeping together.

4. The average couple says "I love you" at 144 days.

5. The average couple updates their Facebook status at 157 days.

6. The average couple has their first argument at 170 days.

7. The average couple gets engaged at two years.

8. The average couple gets married at three years.

9. The average couple starts a family at four years.

(H/T: The Sun)

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