I was reading this thread "So I died last night… ", and wondered how long girlfriend - boyfriend relationsips can typically extend themselves across time before one partner or the other demands a more permanent committment? I know it depends on the couple’s situation to large degree, but relationships of 5 years plus are (IMO) somewhat unusual for younger couples without concrete marriage plans in the offing.
Have times changed? Are multi-year boyfriend-girlfriend relationships typically sustainable across extended periods of time without concrete committments to marriage?
Would you doper ladies be happy with a man just willing to be a boyfriend five years out?