Dating engagement marriage timeline

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Each relationship is unique and will take different amounts of time to reach the point where you’re ready for the next step. and Wedding Vibe who helped us conduct the survey and analyze the data.

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).

In fact, over half of the Northeast respondents and 60% of the West respondents dated for more than three years before getting engaged.

For the age group of those over 35 years old when they were proposed to, there was a significant trend in the Midwest, with 50% of respondents stating they dated for less than a year before they got engaged.

We are constantly reminded of the pressures of getting married, settling down and starting a family.

Not only does the media continually portray this path as the norm, but the people we surround ourselves with also provide a benchmark for when we think we should be getting engaged.

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