Average amount of dating before marriage

29-Mar-2017 13:08

What one person may regard as an average or low number of sexual partners, another may consider shockingly high.

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I suppose the relatively high average age of marriage in the sample would explain a curious personal experience that I once had that has never been repeated at other weddings I’ve attended.

How long is too long to wait for a serious commitment, if you know you’re ready for a ring?

Would you ever give your significant other an ultimatum, and how long would you wait?

Despite these cultural shifts, 8% of people who responded to Relate’s survey reported that they’ve never had a sexual partner.

A further 17% said that they’ve had only one sexual partner.

I suppose the relatively high average age of marriage in the sample would explain a curious personal experience that I once had that has never been repeated at other weddings I’ve attended.

How long is too long to wait for a serious commitment, if you know you’re ready for a ring?

Would you ever give your significant other an ultimatum, and how long would you wait?

Despite these cultural shifts, 8% of people who responded to Relate’s survey reported that they’ve never had a sexual partner.

A further 17% said that they’ve had only one sexual partner.

Similarly, the married respondents in my well-educated sample () indicated that they spent an average of 3.6 years dating their husbands before committing to marriage.