Though by a relatively small margin, couples in the South spend the least time dating prior to engagement.

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Sex is a very important part to a happy and healthy marriage, though not the only important part. Sure, you could marry someone without knowing if there is any real chemistry, and hope that you can just work on it over time, but to be honest, it will probably add more stress and complications in the marriage if the sex is bad from the start.

I'm all for waiting until you're married, if that's what you want to do.

Winter, in general, seems to induce men and women to pop the question, as 30% of all engagements occur in November and December.

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?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.Only 19% of women in the Northeast get engaged at age 24 or younger.Meanwhile, in the South, this figure is more than double, at 43%.When they feel they know each other enough and care about each other enough for it to happen.