The average dating period before engagement
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For grooms, they used to be around 24.6 years old, and now they are 32.7 years old.
One 2015 study in the journal found that couples who dated for one to two years were 20 percent less likely to later get a divorce than those who dated less than a year, and couples who dated for three years or longer were 39 percent less likely.
A 1985 study in the journal And in a 2006 doctoral thesis, psychologist Scott Randall Hansen found that the highest risk of divorce belonged to couples who had gotten married less than six months after they began dating.
The newlyweds surveyed overwhelmingly said they would recommend getting married, and that marriage has made their relationship stronger.
More than 90 percent of participants said they felt less pressure to get married than their parents' generation.