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Average length of dating before getting engaged

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.

Again, please keep their identity a secret Click on the "Continue" button search with your zip/postal code.Overall, Americans tend to move pretty quickly: nearly half of all engagements occur two years or less into a relationship.On the other end of this spectrum, only 6% of couples date for 8 years or more before getting engaged.While there is little variation in female engagement age in the West, Midwest and South, women in the Northeast get engaged slightly later: there is nearly a one year differential between them (27.8 years) and women in the South (26.9 years).This is primarily driven by New York and Pennsylvania, where our average respondent’s engagement age hovered around 28 years old.In the Mormon culture, young marriages are In our map above (“At What Age Do Couples Get Engaged?

”), the Northeast features the largest age division between women and their fiancés, at 2 years.

Winter, in general, seems to induce men and women to pop the question, as 30% of all engagements occur in November and December.

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?

After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast).

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.

Only 19% of women in the Northeast get engaged at age 24 or younger.