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New study reveals the average age gay men get married is higher than you might think

It’s been a little more than two years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to make same-sex marriage a right nationwide, but it seems that young gay men aren’t quite ready to tie the knot just yet.

Results from the 2017 LGBTQ Wedding Study, conducted by The Knot and Q.Digital (the parent company of Queerty), revealed that the average marrying age for LGBTQ men is 46 (compared to 36 for LGBTQ women).

Seeing as same-sex marriage was illegal in most of the United States until the Supreme Court ruling, this number doesn’t seem much of a surprise. It will be interesting to see what the average marrying age is on the tenth and twentieth anniversaries of marriage equality…

The study also revealed that female couples tend to spend more on their engagement rings, while male couples spend more on the wedding:

  • Average Wedding Cost (excludes honeymoon): Men, $18,049; Women, $17,341
  • Average Engagement Ring Spend: Men, $2,226; Women, $3,185

Do you have your sights set on tying the knot at any point in the future? How much do you think you’ll spend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and take a quick second to answer our poll:

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