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How long should should a couple date before an engagement?

Jul 17th 2014

  • 1-6 Months - 6.6%
  • 7-12 Months - 23.9%
  • 1-2 Years - 31.4%
  • 3-4 Years - 3.5%
  • When the time feels right. - 33.0%
  • Other (comment below) - 1.6%

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October 9th, 2015 - Scott-1222554 said:

As long as it takes to make the decision that you can't live without them.

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September 23rd, 2015 - Cora-1204233 said:

For me, about six months to one year, or when both have found the right chemestry for each other, both have accepted each others characteristics, likes/ dislikes, faith, visions in life, and both love each other and are ready to face challenges in life together, then, both are ready for the next level of the relationship which is engagement.

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September 7th, 2015 - Shoshanah-1193626 said:

It depends

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July 21st, 2015 - Trina-1213437 said:

depends!

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May 27th, 2015 - Blanca-1165808 said:

Probably when the time feels right. We all have our own internal clock and it will have to be a mutual agreement. Putting more pressure on one side only eventually will turn into a possible disaster.

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May 3rd, 2015 - Brian-1170405 said:

I must have spent too much time gardening, and reading germination instructions, none of which say, 'the plants germinate when it feels right,' though that seems to be true in a relationship, I wonder if maxim or cosmo gave me the time lapse numbers about all of this, silly quizzes.

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Poll Demographics

1-6 Months (176 votes)
Overall Response
6.3%
Men
6.3%
Women
6.3%
18-25 yr olds
4.0%
26-35 yr olds
4.4%
36-50 yr olds
9.1%
51+ yr olds
5.9%
7-12 Months (685 votes)
Overall Response
24.5%
Men
22.5%
Women
26.2%
18-25 yr olds
17.3%
26-35 yr olds
26.4%
36-50 yr olds
24.2%
51+ yr olds
24.6%
1-2 Years (880 votes)
Overall Response
31.4%
Men
34.2%
Women
29.0%
18-25 yr olds
37.6%
26-35 yr olds
33.3%
36-50 yr olds
28.8%
51+ yr olds
30.8%
3-4 Years (84 votes)
Overall Response
3.0%
Men
3.6%
Women
2.4%
18-25 yr olds
5.9%
26-35 yr olds
3.3%
36-50 yr olds
2.7%
51+ yr olds
2.4%
When the time feels right. (936 votes)
Overall Response
33.4%
Men
31.9%
Women
34.8%
18-25 yr olds
33.7%
26-35 yr olds
31.4%
36-50 yr olds
33.3%
51+ yr olds
35.0%
Other (comment below) (40 votes)
Overall Response
1.4%
Men
1.5%
Women
1.4%
18-25 yr olds
1.5%
26-35 yr olds
1.1%
36-50 yr olds
1.8%
51+ yr olds
1.3%