Are you engaged to marry someone who you have dated for less than a year? In Dr. Warren's book, "Finding the Love of Your Life", he suggests that many marriages failure because the decision to marry is made too quickly. Short courtships do have give couples adequate time to know each other well enough. Further, he sites a study that found "a strong relationship between length of time spent dating and marital satisfaction." There is strong evidence that making the decision to marry quickly places the partnership at tremendous risk.