Average age of dating before marriage
In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, which are semi-autobiographical, her father would not allow her to marry until she was 18.
According to this infographic from Wedding Paper Divas, 40 percent of couples wait 13 to 18 months between "Yes!
The average age at which a woman gets married for the first time climbed from 29.9 years in 2008 to 30 years in 2009, figures published by the Office for National Statistics said.
This is the first time that the symbolic age barrier has been reached.
If one looks at US statistics over the past 100 years for example, one sees that men had an average age at marriage of 25.9 years in 1900.
Women in 1900 had an average age at marriage of 22 years.
Barely half of all Americans are married, a record low for the country.