Average Relationship Duration Statistics

The average relationship duration statistics show that relationships typically last around 2-3 years.

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"The average length of a relationship before marriage in the 1970s was 37 months, but now it's closer to 50 months, or just over four years."

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"For young adults, relationships last, on average, between 2 and 4 years."

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"Around 18-20 months is the average period couples live together before marriage."

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"Average age for marriage in men is 29.8 years and 28.0 years in women in the US."

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"The average relationship of teenagers in the US lasts approximately 5 months."

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"Nearly 20% of couples who start cohabitating end their relationships within the first year."

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"On average, most long-term relationships last around 7 to 12 years."

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"On average, romantic decisions (like saying “I love you” or moving in together) happen at around 5 months into the relationship."

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"The average dating relationship lasts about 2.5 years before moving into an engagement."

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"Two years is the average length of time before couples move in together."

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"Approximately 15% of all relationships are in the stage of dating without any intention of marrying, generally lasting about 6 years."

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"The average age of people entering their first serious relationship is 18 years old in the UK."

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"For those aged over 25, the average length of a relationship, before it ends in either break-up or marriage, is around 4.5 years."

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"About 20% of couples meet their partners in primary or secondary school, often resulting in long-term relationships."

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"Long-distance relationships tend to last, on average, just under 3 years."

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"People spend an average of 5 years in a relationship before deciding to end it."

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"The average length of a rebound relationship is around 5-6 months."

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"About 70% of unmarried relationships end within the first year."

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