Marriage statistics by length of dating Dating profiles


After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast).

Though by a relatively small margin, couples in the South spend the least time dating prior to engagement.

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.

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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!

This lasts anywhere from 2 days to 26 months, and then the couple will enter into the power struggle or the conflict phase of their relationship.