This lasts anywhere from 2 days to 26 months, and then the couple will enter into the power struggle or the conflict phase of their relationship.
This is natural and probably will last the rest of your marriage, or forever (the bad news).
In the Mormon culture, young marriages are In our map above (“At What Age Do Couples Get Engaged?
”), the Northeast features the largest age division between women and their fiancés, at 2 years.
On average, women (27.2 years) tend to be 1.5 years younger than their partner (28.7 years) at the time of engagement.
About 2.2% of Americans get engaged under the age of 20, 74% in their 20s, 15% in their mid-30s (30-34), and about 8% at the age of 35 or older.
After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast).
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