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.
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%.
Furthermore, the median amount of time a couple dates before the proposal is 3.3 years.
But as we found, these numbers vary based on where you live.
Though by a relatively small margin, couples in the South spend the least time dating prior to engagement.
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?
It seems that this is at least in part driven by a much higher percentage of 35 year old men getting engaged in New York than 35 year old women.
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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!
" to "It took him way too long to propose—are you sure? Only you can know when you're ready to take the next step.
While there is little variation in female engagement age in the West, Midwest and South, women in the Northeast get engaged slightly later: there is nearly a one year differential between them (27.8 years) and women in the South (26.9 years).