Average amount of dating before engagement

07 Oct

Today's bride and groom are eight years older than the average couple who got married in 1971.

Just 46 years ago, brides were around 22.6 years old, and now they're 30.8.

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They’re spending less on the over-the-top rings, more money on the actual wedding, and according to a new study, they’re investing more time into getting to know each other before walking down the aisle.

This week brings a refocus on the central theme of this blog: What are the multiple reasons that well-educated people have better marriages relative to the general population?

They do not leave their futures—including their marriages—up to chance, but instead proceed through life in a very intentional manner.

More than 90 percent of participants said they felt less pressure to get married than their parents' generation.

Divorce rates will likely decline for the foreseeable future, too.