Weve been dating for three months
All couples will seriously evaluate their relationship around this point.
The continuation of a relationship beyond the year is a clear statement this relationship is more and more significant.
If you’re not able to do this well, then it does not bode well for a long relationship.
Or, a couple may be “in a relationship” for a decade, finally get married, and then split up in the first year.
It really depends on the people involved, and the reasons why they get married when they do. Most people realize that you shouldn’t get married too quickly after meeting someone, and the one long-term study I’ve found on the subject seems to back that up.
Making it past six months means you are definitely in a relationship and you will have evaluated whether the person you are with has real long-term potential.
You might not know if you can go the full distance with them, but staying with them for more than six months means you think it could. If you’ve dated someone for a year then it definitely qualifies as a significant relationship.