But as we found, these numbers vary based on where you live.
However, in the light of Islam, it is often shocking for singles to discover that any kind of such ‘romantic’ contact with a person of the opposite gender is totally forbidden. How can something that is (apparently) so ‘beautiful’, be forbidden by God who created us with these desires in the first place? Then there is the romance and dating that is allowed by some societies, renditions of which vary according to cultures across the world. The lure of ‘romantic liaisons’ exists since time immemorial. extramarital affairs, living together before marriage, or dating someone from another race or social stratum.So, we surveyed 1,000 recently-engaged Weddington Way customers (all women), posing questions like: How old were you when you got engaged? And, how long were you dating prior to your engagement?After compiling these responses, we sorted them by geographic region (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast). The desire for romance and dating stems from a basic human need, to love and be loved in return, which exists in every human, especially the young and more inexperienced singles.