A new survey of 14,000 recently engaged couples found the most popular way to meet is online dating.

The Knot 2017 Jewelry & Engagement Study found 19 percent of brides said that they met their groom-to-be through an online dating site.

The survey also found:

* 1 in 3 couples shop for their engagement ring together.

* The average time it took to find the right ring was three and a half months.

* The average amount spent on a ring was $6,351, up 25% since 2011.

* 72 percent of men feel overwhelmed by the engagement process.


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