At what point do most couples break-up? New research shows that relationships are actually more vulnerable to demise far sooner than the dreaded seven year itch. The most common time for a couple to split is right around the two year mark. By then, you’ve most likely seen everything about your partner—their best and their worst physically and emotionally.
Why do couples break-up after 2 years? “They’ve dumped their love, attention, money and time into this relationship and they want a return,” she says. “Leaving before a year has hit seems too soon. So they like to ensure that there is no possible way for the relationship to give them their return, and then they leave,” she says.
How long should a relationship last? The safe consensus is 2-5 years. The important thing to note about this scientific finding is this: The couples who date for 2-5 years before tying the knot don’t just stagnate and see how their relationships progress. They’re not delaying marriage for the sake of it.
How many months is a serious relationship? According to a relationship expert, it’s socially acceptable to broach the subject after two months. But some people will get to the stage earlier — it all depends how much time you’re spending together, and how much of a good fit you are.