There always comes a moment when a person should decide whether to stay with his/her partner and create a family or go separate ways.A lot of people are actually afraid of taking this step to get married as they’re convinced that it will change their life completely. So, is there life after marriage? Meetville released the infographic covering the differences between dating and marriage.
There is a certain difference between what a couple feels about being married and dating each other. At the first sign, it may seem that nothing has changed but through the years you realize that all the expectations you had are quite far from the reality you are experiencing now.
So, what is the big difference between dating and marriage? Kristen Moutria, an article writer, thinks: “Dating provides the opportunity to build a secure foundation before entering into the marriage commitment, but also offers less stability in relationships. Marriage lowers depression risk, but also may result in financial constraints, especially if a couple marries at a very young age.”
The changes that happen after marriage may influence so many aspects of life. For example, text messages change from dating to marriage as well. Data scientist Alice Zhao started an experiment. She decided to analyze six years of married text messages and compare them to the ones she and her partner sent to each other during their dating time. Alice says: “Our conversations changed from “hey, what’s up?” to “OK, sounds good.” We stopped saying each other’s names in our text messages. We don’t say “love” as much anymore.”
So, what makes us change our relationship after the wedding? Is it true that married people are less attracted to each other and don’t feel that much in love? To answer this question, Alice Zhao adds: “The main difference is that while we were dating, we didn’t see each other every day, so a lot of our communication had to happen via text. We’d often message the other person to see what they were doing or tell them that we were thinking of them. As a married couple, since we’re together all the time, we set up date nights and say sweet things to each other in person, so texting is mostly used to confirm logistics or share random thoughts.”
Both dating and marriage have their pros and cons. And moving your relationship to the next level will change a lot in your life anyway. Though, it doesn’t mean that life after marriage is worse than when you are just dating. You are getting much closer to each other and you just can’t act the same as when you just met.
Dating and falling in love is amazing and there is nothing bad about taking your relationship to another level. So, if you are looking for someone to create a strong relationship, don’t forget to install Meetville app on Android and iOS right now and go on a date with local singles!