The average time frame for an exclusive relationship to transition into marriage is 18 months. According to research, men and women know whether or not their significant other is Mr. or Mrs. Right within 18-24 months of dating; and, many findings suggest the chances of getting married decrease after two years.
There are plenty of women who can attest to staying in relationships for five, six and seven years only to hit a dead end; and, then what? You have wasted precious years (because females do have a time clock) dating without purpose. Dating is a tryout meant to last for a short period, not forever. If you find your relationship hitting these roadblocks, you should probably move on if you’re looking for marriage: