There will always be exceptions and extenuating circumstances (high school or college sweethearts, family friends, etc.). But generally, there is a one-year courtship. Period. If you are dating a man (and all goes well) and he does not propose in one year, throw him back in the pond. No ifs, ands, or buts. As mentioned in an earlier post, men know very early on whether you are “short-term only” or “long-term potential”. My male friends have confirmed that no, most men do not require more than a year to determine whether or not they want to marry you.
What do the Taj Mahal, Mirabell Palace, and Chandor Gardens all have in common? They were built in the name of love. Men are capable of extraordinary feats for women they love. It is said that a man can move mountains for the love of his life. Therefore, it is not unreasonable for a woman to expect a proposal within one year.