Miss Campos added: "2008 is a leap year and a long-held tradition dating back to the fifth century means ladies can take matters into their own hands and pop the question to their boyfriend this year.Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79), this article examines marriages and divorces of young baby boomers born during the 1957–1964 period.So, we surveyed 1,000 recently-engaged Weddington Way customers (all women), posing questions like: How old were you when you got engaged? And, how long were you dating prior to your engagement?After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast).Whirlwind romances may not be to everyone's taste, but it seems boyfriends who are approaching their third "anniversary" are overdue for the ultimate romantic gesture.The average couple gets engaged two years, 11 months and eight days after first setting eyes on each other, according to research.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.
In the Mormon culture, young marriages are In our map above (“At What Age Do Couples Get Engaged?But women feel ready to tie the knot even sooner - after just two years, seven months and 24 days.Alexandra Campos, of The National Wedding Show, which carried out the poll said: "Men everywhere should be getting ready to buy that ring and get down on one knee if they are anywhere near the three-year anniversary."If you really want to earn some brownie points, you could pop the question a few months earlier, as this research shows that's when women think it's the perfect time to get engaged." The poll of 3,000 engaged or married Brits also revealed that one in ten has even set a time limit on when they get engaged.And if their partner hasn't agreed to marry before the self-imposed deadline, more than 75 per cent would end the relationship.