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?After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast).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.
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.
On the other end of this spectrum, only 6% of couples date for 8 years or more before getting engaged.
Though by a relatively small margin, couples in the South spend the least time dating prior to engagement .
Well, this might not come as a shock, but there's no definition of what's "normal." Answers can vary from decades of dating to four days (wow! Even though everyone—your parents and extended family members and friends—will have an opinion on the matter, from "You're jumping in too quickly!