Love and marriage are certainly in the air—2022 has been a huge year for the wedding industry, and the surge isn't expected to die down any time soon. For those looking to get in on the wedding and engagement fun, check out this hidden object brainteaser.
Jewelry retailer F.Hinds designed a puzzle that contains a single engagement ring hidden among a sea of clocks and watches. Try your hand at finding the ring in the image above, or scroll down to reveal it.
Although every partnership operates on its own timeline and there’s no formula for finding the best time to get engaged, in 2020, F.Hinds surveyed 2000 British individuals in relationships to pinpoint a rough estimate of how long people expect to date someone before sealing the deal. According to the study, the average length of time was two years, three months, and 19 days. If their partner hadn’t proposed by then, 71 percent of participants said they would pop the question themselves—and 60 percent of women surveyed were A-OK with being the one to do it.
When it came to age, F.Hinds found that younger people are surprisingly eager for an early engagement. People between the ages of 18 and 24 thought a couple should court for an average of 1.5 years before getting engaged, while those older than 45 averaged a response of about two years and eight months.
You can read more about the survey here. And if you get stuck and absolutely can't find the missing object, scroll down to see the answer.
This story originally ran in 2020; it has been updated for 2022.