Seniorensex - How long from dating to engagement

Given that we’re in the heart of engagement season, we wanted to quantify some of the specifics of American proposals.

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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.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the consumer frenzy has commenced: heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, roses, and a panoply of frilly cards line shelves across America.

And with all the love in the air, something else is abounds: marriage proposals.

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 the other hand, Northeasterners tend to date the longest, at 3.9 years -- a full 12 months more, on average, than Southerners.

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.

As we mentioned, the average dating time before engagement is 3.3 years -- but does this figure fluctuate by region?

Though by a relatively small margin, couples in the South spend the least time dating prior to engagement.

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?

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