Dating two years no proposal
But as we found, these numbers vary based on where you live.Overall, Americans tend to move pretty quickly: nearly half of all engagements occur two years or less into a relationship .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.
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?
After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast).
I was in a bit of a drunken, cross-eyed stupor, in the mood for melodrama and romance, and asked him if he wanted all of this – wedding, marriage, bliss.
He looked at me and told me that we had all the time in the world, and there was no need to rush into anything.
I’ve attended several weddings in the twenty something years that have passed since then. I hate to admit it, but I am both sad and embarrassed not to be married by now.