Years dating before marriage statistics
But as we found, these numbers vary based on where you live.Overall, Americans tend to move pretty quickly: nearly half of all engagements occur two years or less into a relationship.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.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).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.
Yep, researchers have found that the rate of divorce in the U. actually peaked at about 40% around 1980 and has been declining ever since.
We've been told for decades now that half of all marriages end in divorce — and that it's only getting worse.