Others take things slower and it could be years before they take that next step.
Mind you, I’ve been down this road before, so I’m certainly not in a place where I feel like I need to—or should—rush headlong into anything.
We’re also much less likely to get married than previous generations (a shame for party lovers, less of a shame for your bank balance) with 83% of us saying we don’t really feel compelled to get married.
The good news is that getting engaged no-longer seems to be a choice made by the groom alone.
Traditionally, in the case of a formal engagement, it has been perceived that it is the role of a male to actively "court" or "woo" a female, thus encouraging her to understand him and her receptiveness to a proposal of marriage.
The average duration of courtship varies considerably throughout the world.