Average time spent dating before marriage
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.
How long did you date your partner before he or she popped the question?
When you know, you know." Two years: "A lot of timing fell to my fiance once we decided we were going to get married.
My fiance wanted time for it to feel special, be able to plan his proposal, and find a ring he thought fit my personality.
Marriages are becoming stronger than ever, relationships happier and more committed than ever, and couples more independent and consensual in their decisions than ever," Shephard said in a release.
"If you really want to earn some brownie points, you could pop the question a few months earlier, as this research shows that's when women think it's the perfect time to get engaged." The poll of 3,000 engaged or married Brits also revealed that one in ten has even set a time limit on when they get engaged.