Apparently, most couples are dating for much longer than they used to before walking down the aisle, according to a new 4,000-person survey from the wedding planning app and website Bridebook.
In fact, the average bride and groom in the UK date for 4.9 years before getting married.
We surveyed a random sample of 2,072 females in the United States aged 18 to 45 over a course of three weeks to see how long they dated their partners before they got engaged.
We asked three simple questions: Each of these questions were designed with the goal in mind: to find out how time and age affect relationships.
Miss Campos added: "2008 is a leap year and a long-held tradition dating back to the fifth century means ladies can take matters into their own hands and pop the question to their boyfriend this year.
Ok, so you’ve found “The One.” Maybe you’ve been dating for as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. What circumstances do you consider before taking the steps to tie the knot? Do financial situations or job security affect your decision?
But women feel ready to tie the knot even sooner - after just two years, seven months and 24 days.
And if their partner hasn't agreed to marry before the self-imposed deadline, more than 75 per cent would end the relationship.
Today's bride and groom are eight years older than the average couple who got married in 1971.
Just 46 years ago, brides were around 22.6 years old, and now they're 30.8.
Whirlwind romances may not be to everyone's taste, but it seems boyfriends who are approaching their third "anniversary" are overdue for the ultimate romantic gesture.
The average couple gets engaged two years, 11 months and eight days after first setting eyes on each other, according to research.