Age dating marriage middle
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)." I think them a bit naive, given that few of them were engaged or married, but it was nice to hear.Mid-Twenties Men in their mid-twenties were a bit more realistic about what it would mean to get married and thus, requested more time to get to know a person.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 then again, we didn't live as long as we do now, and women did not have the same career options.Early Twenties I conducted my own poll amongst men 21-35 and discovered some interesting truths.
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.Though by a relatively small margin, couples in the South spend the least time dating prior to engagement.On the younger end, many of the men in their early twenties were still "playing the field" but thought that if you found the right person, you could settle down and know that they are the one for you within the year.Justin, age 22, said, "Six months maybe, but I'm not going to worry about that for a long while!