Marriage is the legal union of two people. It is said that marriage is the life long, exclusive union of one man and one woman, as husband and wife. When described in these definite terms, no wonder people are afraid of going straight into the union without knowing what they are getting into. Marriage is a lifetime commitment and for some people, that can be a very long time. A practical person would, before making this lifetime commitment first see if they can tolerate this person. There is no harm in finding our before, or getting a sneak preview of what you are getting yourself into. (Be a little more specific: finding our what? / what are we getting into?.
Getting a sneak preview of what your future life will be is everyone's dream. Before making a lifetime commitment people should try living with their partner first to see if they are compatible. You will never know someone thoroughly until you actually live with him or her. People have some little irritating habits that you will never find out about them until you start living with them. Some people are very untidy, they never put back things where they find them, leave their dirty clothes laying all over the house and never replace the toilet paper on the roll. These habits are habits that can be very annoying for the other partner and eventually leads to greater problems. .
Living together before marriage also eliminates a lot of time wasting. While living together without the commitment and legal bond of marriage people can also assess if they are both working towards the same goals and also assess the compatibility of themselves in an intimate relationship. .
When two people meet and start having a romantic relationship which they are both serious about, (consider the use of comma; relationship, which they are botha) it is not always the fact that they are both at the same level or readiness towards marriage. Other factors start to take place, their previous experience in another relationship, their life experiences and how they view marriage.