Average length of dating to engagement
First and foremost, we found that the average length of a relationship before engagement is 44 months, or 3.67 years.That’s almost an entire year longer than other studies have stated!We also found that the majority of our sample size was between the ages of 21 and 35 when they were proposed to, and they dated an average of 46 months, or 3.83 years, before the proposal.Brides who were engaged at the age of 20 or younger are likely to date the shortest amount of time before getting engaged (29 months, or 2.42 years).
Our results provided an interesting insight into the way couples behave all over the United States.
We surveyed a random sample of 2,072 females in the United States aged 18 to 45 over a course of three weeks to see how long they dated their partners before they got engaged.
We asked three simple questions: Each of these questions were designed with the goal in mind: to find out how time and age affect relationships.
Something interesting to note is that the remainder of those in this age group were split fairly evenly between dating for less than one year and more than three years when they got engaged.
For the age group of 26 to 30 years old, the majority across all regions dated their partners for over three years before the question was popped.