Length of time dating
of the year to get engaged, trailing only Christmas (December 24th-25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).
Winter, in general, seems to induce men and women to pop the question, as 30% of all engagements occur in November and December.
About 2.2% of Americans get engaged under the age of 20, 74% in their 20s, 15% in their mid-30s (30-34), and about 8% at the age of 35 or older.
While there is little variation in female engagement age in the West, Midwest and South, women in the Northeast get engaged slightly later: there is nearly a one year differential between them (27.8 years) and women in the South (26.9 years).
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 average, women (27.2 years) tend to be 1.5 years younger than their partner (28.7 years) at the time of engagement.
On the other end of this spectrum, only 6% of couples date for 8 years or more before getting engaged.
Men in the Northeast present a similar case, with nearly 10% less engagements below age 24.This is primarily driven by New York and Pennsylvania, where our average respondent’s engagement age hovered around 28 years old.Only 19% of women in the Northeast get engaged at age 24 or younger.It may seem that you know all about each other, but there are bound to be things you can still learn.Being friends is not the same as being in a relationship.
”), the Northeast features the largest age division between women and their fiancés, at 2 years.