Average age of dating before engagement
This list is current from the most recent surveys and does not treat the topic in history.Because the age distribution of people at first marriage is skewed with a longer tail towards older ages, the majority of people marry before the average age of first marriage.– a generation that has learnt from the mistakes of its parents when it comes to prioritising marriage. So my only advice is this: put sturdy wine glasses on your wedding list. I never dreamt of a white wedding, which is good because I was never going to get one.
As I looked at the age my parents married and wondered why on Earth anyone would marry so young, so it's likely that my own kids will wonder what on Earth I was playing at getting married at 27. I was 27 when he proposed, while simultaneously changing our daughter's nappy as I swept the floor in a rented apartment in Brooklyn on a trip to visit friends.
It was marginally more romantic than it sounds, though it needn't have been.
I wanted a career, and as far as I could tell – not least because in order to stay in London I would have to live with my mum until I was 46 – none of that was conducive to the concept of 'settling down'.
So when I found out I was pregnant at the age of 27, I had to re-think.
The average age for first-time marriers is 32 for men and 30 for women.