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How long have brody jenner and avril lavigne been dating

\n Meeting, getting engaged, and tying the knot faster than a season of Gossip Girl sounds so passionate and romantic. In fact, experts agree that you should wait at least a year to make sure you and your guy are really a match—for a few simple, common-sense reasons: You need more than a few months to see your worst sides.

Before you can determine if your love will go the distance, you need enough time to go by to make sure you have similar outlooks on handling money, whether you want kids, where you want to live, and other crucial thoughts about the future.

"To sustain a relationship, couples have to share common goals, values, and interests along with sexual attraction and emotional maturity," says Christine Meinecke, Ph D, author of Everybody Marries the Wrong Person.

We're not saying that marriage can never work for couples who tie the knot sooner than a year—but if you can put time on your side, what's the rush?

After all, if he's really The One, then even after one year, he still will be.

That high usually starts to wear off in six months to a year, and those behaviors you thought you could live with or were even cute and quirky—for example, his forgetfulness or penchant for being 10 minutes late for everything—suddenly become super annoying potential deal breakers.

It takes time to find out if your future plans sync up.

The star of MTV's The Hills is reportedly dating musician Avril Lavigne, if we're to believe the many, suspicious words of so-called insiders. Online, several eyewitnesses have revealed that the two personalities are slowly getting romantically involved.