How long can two people share a life before they are dating?

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:

An interesting glimpse of a sub-culture and a meme (a somewhat extreme take on the “useless lesbian” meme):

My wife and I literally would make out, sleep together, moved in together, adopted a dog together, go to family and work functions together, and built a life together for about three years before she proposed. Only to catch me by surprise, because I didn’t realize we were dating, thinking this was just normal friend stuff. She still likes to remind me that the only reason we had to wait for two more years to get married was because I was too useless to realize I had a girlfriend the entire time.