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.
Can you wait long to propose?
One lasting side effect for taking too long to propose is that your partner may begin to feel resentful. They may feel as though something must be wrong with them that is making you not want to pop the question. Or they may start feeling like you just dont value them or take them seriously.
When should a woman propose to a man?
The leap day is also the only time when women are traditionally permitted to break with customs and propose to their partners, and according to recent research 52% of people are more inclined to do so on February 29th. There are several influences which have cemented leap day proposals as a tradition.