After thinking about our talk, and what I have said, here are four differences between dating and getting married. Dating offers you the chance to explore and learn before you make the serious commitment of marriage.
You can move in with someone and share different aspects of your life to test out what marriage would be like with that person. There are different legal aspects of marriage (such as bank accounts, taxes, will’s, etc.) that you can’t experience while dating.
That legal stuff, well, you can try it while you’re dating, but it’s not advisable.
I could list story after story of couples who were dating, and attempted to combine their bank accounts and their end of life preparations where it turned into a disaster.
This can be good or bad—it depends on your specific situation.
It’s dangerous to try the benefits of marriage when you’re dating.