Some other interesting stats come out of the research - with people having two serious relationships on average before settling down with their 'One'.Plus, apparently women get married on average at the age of 30.8 (compared with 22.6 years old in the 70s).Here, nine couples reveal how long they waited and why.Five months: "We were in love and wanted to start the rest of our lives together.Dated for 1.4 years (17 months) before moving in together.Then lived together for 1.83 years (22 months) before getting engaged.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.
In the Mormon culture, young marriages are In our map above (“At What Age Do Couples Get Engaged?
We are both really happy with how fast everything happened.
We got married less than six months later than our engagement.
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.