Given that we’re in the heart of engagement season, we wanted to quantify some of the specifics of American proposals. While data Given that we’re in the heart of engagement season, we wanted to quantify some of the specifics of American proposals. While data on average marriage age exist, there isn’t much out there on the specifics of engagements.
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So, we surveyed 10,000 recently-engaged brides, posing questions like: How old were you when you got engaged? How old was your partner? And, how long were you dating prior to your engagement? After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast).
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engagement age in the United States is 27.2 years for women, and 28.7 years for men
nearly half of all engagements occur two years or less into a relationship
On average, women (27.2 years) tend to be 1.5 years younger than their partner (28.7 years)
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.
Only 19% of women in the Northeast get engaged at age 24 or younger. Meanwhile, in the South, this figure is more than double, at 43%. Men in the Northeast present a similar case, with nearly 10% less engagements below age 24.
In the West, the relatively high percentage of younger engagements might be partially explained by Utah, where 60% of the population are of the Mormon faith. In the Mormon culture, young marriages are common , with the average hovering around 23 years of age.
And if you’re over the age of 27.2 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 norm for what constitutes as "marriageable age" changes quickly in America. average marriage age exist, there isn’t much out there on the specifics of engagements.
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