Similarly, the married respondents in my well-educated sample () indicated that they spent an average of 3.6 years dating their husbands before committing to marriage.This is much longer than the 2 year relationship “trial period” suggested by some theorists.new survey indicates that women in the US are dating their partners longer before getting engaged.and single, take note that the age of engagement (and marriage) has been on the rise for years: in 1990, the average woman tied the knot at 23.The average age of marriage across the United States for the same time period was 23.6 for women and 25.8 for men*, so the men and women in this sample were 3 to 3.5 years older on average at the time of marriage.I suppose the relatively high average age of marriage in the sample would explain a curious personal experience that I once had that has never been repeated at other weddings I’ve attended.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?
do these timelines mean for you still waiting for your man to propose?
sometimes this is different for each partner, and if it is not significantly discussed in a very explicit way, it can lead to misunderstandings.
only time will tell how modern marriages are growing and changing from those started long ago.
of these questions were designed with the goal in mind: to find out how time and age affect relationships.
for me, it's more about the range of experiences that lend themselves to compatibility rather than the amount of time.