Grooms are also older than their bell-bottom wearing counterparts: 32.7 is the average age for men to get married, which is 8 years older than men in the 1970s.
Also there was good news from the couples, 95% (who is in that 5%? ) of whom recommended getting married and 85% said it only made their relationship stronger.
At an average of 2.9 years, Southerners date about 5 months less than the average American before slipping a shiny ring on a finger.
On average, women (27.2 years) tend to be 1.5 years younger than their partner (28.7 years) at the time of engagement.
A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. Men are 50 percent more likely to end up divorced when they said their partner's looks were important in their decision to get married, and women are 60 percent more likely to end up divorced when they cared about their partner’s wealth, compared to people who said they cared about neither. Honeymoons decrease the chances of divorce by 41 percent.* * *Part of the study echoes what we already know about marriage: That it's increasingly for rich people—who make a lot and can afford honeymoons.