These quite happily married women knew what they were looking for and spent considerable time building their relationships before making the decision to partner for life with their husbands.
Within the sample was 27.17 and the average age for their husbands was 28.94.
They do not leave their futures—including their marriages—up to chance, but instead proceed through life in a very intentional manner.
Many have delayed receiving their relatively high incomes for several years to pursue graduate degrees.
Ted Huston, a leading researcher on transitions in relationships, marriage and parenthood, followed couples for 13 years starting in 1979.
These aren’t women who have been dating for two months, but rather women who are in long-term relationships.
Couples who fell fast in love were engaged after nine months, and married after 18 months.
These couples usually made it to their seventh anniversary before divorcing sometime later.
Some publications have determined that the average couple dates for a mere 25 months (just over 2 years) before the question is popped, while others find that couples date for just under 3 years before getting engaged.
There’s a lot of societal pressure on what’s considered normal in the dating and marriage world, so we decided to conduct a survey to find out what’s really going on.