Post # 1
My SO mentioned wanting to propose sometime in 2014. I was so excited to hear that but it gets me thinking about my age. I turn 24 in March and SO is already 24. I would love more than anything to get married but I am just worried about being young. I always hear such negative things about marriages not lasting because the couple was too young. We already live together for 6 months now and we have been together 2 1/2 years. We are very happy and in love but I just want to make sure that we don’t rush. I told him I wanted to wait until we are 25 but it hurt his feelings because he felt like he was spilling all his feelings out and telling me what he wanted so badly and I just said I wanted to wait a little longer. He understands, but doesn’t feel the same way but will respect what I want.
How old were you and your SO and how long did you date?
Post # 3
@alohakay: I was 20; he was 28. We had been dating a year and 11 months. Have been married almost 5.
Post # 4
I was 23, he was 26. We courted for 8 months. Now engaged!
Post # 5
@alohakay: I very much believe that there is no such thing as an age where you are suddenly ready to get married. We were both 18, and had dated for 6 months (It isn’t too unusual in our circle to get married young and quickly though). The wedding was almost 5 months ago, and we’ve had a few arguments but we love each other, we made a commitment to each other and neither one of us could ever imagine breaking that. We are very happy.
Post # 6
I was 26 and he was 29. We got engaged about 6 months after we met.
Post # 7
I was 37 he proposed on my birthday and he was 33 and we had dated for 3 years
Post # 8
I was 23 and he was 29. We’ll be married at 24 and 30
Post # 9
I am currently 20, but not yet engaged. We are planning on getting married in 2015, so I will be 22 and he will be almost 24. We have been together for just over 5 years.
Post # 10
I don’t think 24 is that young to get married! I was 30 and my FI 32 when he proposed (actually on his 32nd bday) and we were together 9 years.
Post # 11
we’ll both be 23. we’ve been dating for 4 years. we will be 26 when we get married though. If you are worried, you can have a long engagement to age and see if this is really what you want.
I think relationships don’t last when both people are young because finances cause an increased amount of stress for the couple. But if finances aren’t a struggle for both of you, it might work. I also think it may be because people get engaged so quickly nowadays, I feel like some time periods aren’t enough to get engaged for SOME people. I didn’t really know I wanted to marry my gf until a couple of months ago. So i think you should really think about what you want and if you could see yourself with this person for a LONG time, if not, maybe keep dating and then rethink it.
Post # 12
I was 21 (he proposed a few months before my 22nd birthday). We’ve been together for 8 years and lived together for a little over 3. I’ll be 23 and he’ll be 26 when we get married in 2015
Post # 13
I was 26 and he was 28 when we got engaged… we had been dating for 7.5 years at that point
Post # 14
We were 33 and 38 when we got engaged and had been dating a little under 2 years.
Post # 15
25 is on the older side to get married where I’m from. FI proposed when I was 19, he was 21. We’d been friends for 7 years, dating for 3.
Post # 16
@alohakay: I was 28 and he was 33 when we got engaged. We had been dating for 11 years.