Years dating before marriage statistics

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And having said THAT, I don’t believe for a second that it matters a hoot how many years a couple dates before getting married and that that has any impact on whether they divorce or not.I’m sure we all know couples who have been ‘engaged’ for years and years and other couples who have pretty much married on sight, and we’ve seen that neither couple has a lifetime guarantee on being a couple.

On average, women (27.2 years) tend to be 1.5 years younger than their partner (28.7 years) at the time of engagement.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.About 2.2% of Americans get engaged under the age of 20, 74% in their 20s, 15% in their mid-30s (30-34), and about 8% at the age of 35 or older.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).

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