Something interesting to note is that the remainder of those in this age group were split fairly evenly between dating for less than one year and more than three years when they got engaged.
For the age group of 26 to 30 years old, the majority across all regions dated their partners for over three years before the question was popped.
Many people remarry following the death of a spouse or a divorce.
According to Pew Research, about 53 percent of Americans ages 55 and older are remarried — in other words, on their second marriage or one subsequent to that.
We included the location factor to see how these relationships varied across regions as well.