Ideal engagement age?

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: Ideal age to get engaged?
    18-21 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    22-23 : (24 votes)
    22 %
    24-26 : (57 votes)
    52 %
    27-29 : (20 votes)
    18 %
    30-35 : (4 votes)
    4 %
    30 plus : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    795 posts
    Busy bee

    @futurejhart:  Totally depends on the maturity level and life experience of each person, but I am 33 and never been married. (Waiting on a proposal though!) At the age of 24 I was in no way ready for marriage. Only you know, that’s all that matters. 

    Post # 4
    6448 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s definitely different for everyone. I married when I was 23 and I don’t think I was too young. However, I have friends that are the same age that aren’t ready. As long as you think you are ready then just ignore what others say!

    Post # 5
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @futurejhart:  Whenever you are both mature enough to understand that this not playing house or throwing a fancy party that is a serious step to take (not that you have this attitude, but some people do).  Some people are ready early on and there are some people that are never ready.  What matters is if you are ready and if the other person is ready, it has to be both of you being ready.  If other people are telling for to wait I’d ask them why, if they say just because you’ll be older try and press them for a real answer as to their opinions.  In the end it’s your decision.

    Post # 6
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It reallyyy depends on a TON of factors. We may have gotten engaged slightly young (19) I think 20 would have been the perfecet engagement age but I was a little impatient lol For some people 18 is ideal and some people 30 is ideal there’s no one perfect age. To me, marrying at 25 is on the older side because I don’t know anyone who married after 24 and that was considered older. 

    Post # 7
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Whenever a couple is ready/feels like it. I’m 22 and engaged. Will be married at 24. Not a single F*** left to give about people who make a big deal about the “right” age lol. My personal philosophy: If you’d like to leave an opinion I will happily provide you with a bill of mine to pay. Once I receive payment I am happy to listen, otherwise I’m not sure why I should care. I think someone has to be supremely unhappy and insecure with their own lives in order to judge someone else for not making the same decisions they did.

    But just for fun, I think 22 is younger than I thought I would get engaged. If I had to choose now I’d get engaged at around 26. But hey, I happened to meet the man of my dreams at 19. Smile

    Post # 8
    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Courthouse

    I’m 21my fiances almost 23, we just. Got engaged on the 8th! But if you know then you know. I was also engaged at 19 and that clearly didn’t work out. 

    Post # 10
    6951 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @futurejhart:  The ideal engagement age is whenever you have had sufficient time to get to know the person who treats you well and with whom you can see spending your entire life loving while also being in a position to support yourselves financially and emotionally. For some people that’s early twenties. For me that was mid-30s and for my FI it was early 40s. 

    Post # 11
    319 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I really wanted to be married by 25 🙁 everyone in my family before me had been married with kids before 21 so I thought I was pushing it! haha, now that I’m 30 I guess I’m an official spinster

    Post # 12
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @futurejhart:  I always get the “but you’re so young!” comment all the time. I find it condescending. When FI and I got engaged, I was 22 and he was 24. By the time we are married, I will be 24 and he will be 26. Still “young” by most standards. I try not to judge relationships and marriages by age, but by how the couple interacts and understands each other. 

    Post # 14
    122 posts
    Blushing bee

    It honestly varies on the couple. But while growing up, I always thought the ideal age to get engaged was 23, and the perfect age to get married 25…. and lo and behold, those are the ages I will be when engaged and married! Swear I didn’t plan it that way lol. But I love it I think it’s perfect. Get married at 25, live a couple years w/ hubby alone and then have kids like 27/28 and be a young mom. Thats our plan.

    Post # 16
    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Now that I’m 24, I’d say like 25/26…when I was younger I said 24 lol It also depends on the couple…we’re CBC so I don’t feel rushed to get married so we can start a family while still young. We’ll be like 27ish when married

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