Once you start to get the feeling that your boomer date might just be the one for you, it’s time to consider how long you two need to wait before saying, “I do!” Most senior singles have been married at least once before.Also, as a demographic, many boomers have invested in themselves and their personal growth over the years.They possess a much better idea of what they want and what they don’t want in a relationship.If we act like we're married before we've made that commitment, we're defrauding (and sinning).
We will be most grateful, even willing to sacrifice a camel or two in your honor. Basically, you’re pledging to tie yourself to another person forever. Generally speaking, I do my best not to dispense advice too far beyond the courtship phase.
I discuss this principle more fully in "Principles for Drawing Boundaries" and "What Does a Biblical Relationship Look Like?
" As a quick refresher, we can "defraud" our brother or sister in a dating context by showing or encouraging a level of intimacy — either emotionally or physically — that the Bible seems to reserve for marriage and marriage only.
How long is too long to wait for a serious commitment, if you know you’re ready for a ring?
Would you ever give your significant other an ultimatum, and how long would you wait?