How long between dating and wedding
At an average of 2.9 years, Southerners date about 5 months less than the average American before slipping a shiny ring on a finger.On average, women (27.2 years) tend to be 1.5 years younger than their partner (28.7 years) at the time of engagement.But as we found, these numbers vary based on where you live.Overall, Americans tend to move pretty quickly: nearly half of all engagements occur two years or less into a relationship.We determined that the median engagement age in the United States is 27.2 years for women, and 28.7 years for men -- a 1.5 year difference.Furthermore, the median amount of time a couple dates before the proposal is 3.3 years.So, we surveyed 1,000 recently-engaged Weddington Way customers (all women), posing questions like: How old were you when you got engaged? And, how long were you dating prior to your engagement?
Unfortunately, there’s no gold standard in regards to time spent in the pre-engagement phase.”), the Northeast features the largest age division between women and their fiancés, at 2 years.It seems that this is at least in part driven by a much higher percentage of 35 year old men getting engaged in New York than 35 year old women.According to Terri Orbuch, author of and professor at Oakland University, what really matters is that a couple knows each other well.
“You should have a solid understanding of each other, have seen each other through some ups and downs of life, know each other’s passions and how you handle stress,” she says.On the other end of this spectrum, only 6% of couples date for 8 years or more before getting engaged.