If we act like we're married before we've made that commitment, we're defrauding (and sinning).I don't know whether you've noticed this, but people involved in a dating relationship tend to get to know each other better over the course of that relationship.On the other end of this spectrum, only 6% of couples date for 8 years or more before getting engaged.Though by a relatively small margin, couples in the South spend the least time dating prior to engagement.In fact, they are usually really enthusiastic about doing so.
After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast).
We are both really happy with how fast everything happened.
We got married less than six months later than our engagement.
But as we found, these numbers vary based on where you live.
Overall, Americans tend to move pretty quickly: nearly half of all engagements occur two years or less into a relationship.