In fact, over half of the Northeast respondents and 60% of the West respondents dated for more than three years before getting engaged.For the age group of those over 35 years old when they were proposed to, there was a significant trend in the Midwest, with 50% of respondents stating they dated for less than a year before they got engaged.For a closer look at these relationship landmarks—such has having sex for the first time, taking a couples vacation, and meeting the parents—you can play around with the interactive tool here. Now, you might think this is just silly and subjective, but the truth is, timing does matter to some extent when it comes to reaching certain milestones—at least according to science.Read up on research-backed studies that suggest which ages you should move in together, get married, and have babies.Each relationship is unique and will take different amounts of time to reach the point where you’re ready for the next step. and Wedding Vibe who helped us conduct the survey and analyze the data. I know every couple is different, but I'm wondering how it works for other couples, especially with a guy that likes to take things super slow.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.
For the age group of 26 to 30 years old, the majority across all regions dated their partners for over three years before the question was popped.Further, the fact that women who get engaged at 35 or older tend to date for a shorter period of time than those aged 21 to 35 falls in line the concept that as you get older and become more experienced, you know what you want and what you’re looking for.This reduces the amount of time necessary to determine whether or not your partner is The One.involve swiping left or right to find your perfect match: created a new interactive infographic that lets you see when people think they should reach certain relationship milestones (like saying "I love you," moving in together, etc.) and when they reach these points. Zoosk surveyed more than 3,300 Americans to create a relationship milestone timeline based on gender and age groups.The infographic shows the average time respondents think you should hit a milestone (in terms of months you've been dating), and the average time they actually hit that milestone.