Dating before marrige
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?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.More than 90 percent of participants said they felt less pressure to get married than their parents' generation.Divorce rates will likely decline for the foreseeable future, too."Marriages are becoming stronger than ever, relationships happier and more committed than ever, and couples more independent and consensual in their decisions than ever," Bridebook founder Hamish Shephard said. of the year to get engaged, trailing only Christmas (December 24th-25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).
Meanwhile, in the South, this figure is more than double, at 43%.
Today's bride and groom are eight years older than the average couple who got married in 1971.
Just 46 years ago, brides were around 22.6 years old, and now they're 30.8.
For the modern couple, here's the breakdown of that half-decade: 17 months of dating before moving in together, 22 months of living together before getting engaged, and 20 months of engagement before getting married.
People are marrying later in life, too, a fact that may come as no surprise.
For grooms, they used to be around 24.6 years old, and now they are 32.7 years old.