Statistics on length of dating before 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.
When those couples were compared to those who dated for three or more years, likelihood of divorce decreased by about 50%.
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of the year to get engaged, trailing only Christmas (December 24th-25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).
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.