Our expert says:
There are no laws, psycholofical or legal, about such things ; no rules. here is huge individual variation. Sometimes it might be aspects of the particular relationship that make one or both people hesitate to commit to each other ; sometimes, some people are for a whole range of reasons, very hesitant to do so, irrespective of who the prospective partner is.
Certainly if there are stresses at work, it's understandable that anyone would want not to get deeply into emotional and personal issues until their work life seemed safer and more secure.
Its wise to pay attention to your own ticking internal clock, but NOT to allow your alarm or even the timing on your clock, to be set by what other people do.
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