Post # 1
I recently read an article which states that people who get graduate degrees tend to wait longer to get married i.e. in thier 30s whereas people who don’t get graduate degrees generally marry earlier.
I know for SO and me we will likely get married when I am 31. Before this, I spent 7 years getting my BA, and JD. My SO will be 36 and he spent 12 years getting BS, MD, and completing residency. Before getting done with med school marriage wasn’t even on the radar for him!
Yet, I have friends from college who stopped there and were married around 24-25.
What about you?
Post # 4
I’ll be getting my BA in May, so I was a college senior when I got married. I am not planning on going to grad school because there’s really no need–I don’t want to teach, and I can secure a writing or editing position with a BA and my experience.
Post # 5
I was 23 and DH was 24. We both have B.S. degrees in engineering and had been out of school for 1-1.5 years.
I think what the article was seeing is that many people decide not to get married until they are done getting their education (no matter how much education that might be). So people who don’t go to college often get married at 18-19, people who just get a Bachelors often get married at 22-24 and people who get graduate degrees often get married when they finish those. But I feel like many of them (obviously not all) are only waiting longer because they are still in school.
Post # 6
@Mrs Grape: Not to threadjack, but what did you study? I was communications and do writing now.
Post # 7
I was almost a PhD when I got married. 27
Post # 8
I will be 23, FI will be 26. Both have Bachelors degrees.
Post # 9
24 with a BA, MA, and EdM. So I guess I kind of went against that article!
Post # 10
32; BA and JD. Yay for 30-something brides.
I want to spend more money on my wedding so working as an atty for several years factors in as well
Post # 11
I will be 24 and he will be 29. I am looking to have a future in medical coding (I have to work for three years before I can take a certification test) and J is in the process of going to plumbing school and has about 3 more years until he take his license test. =)
Post # 12
I will be 27, with a bachelors degree and a masters in social work. My partner will be 29 with a bachelors degree, and 3/4 of an M.D.
Post # 13
FI is 35 with a Masters, I’m 27 with Bachelors.
Post # 14
When we got married, I was 24; my husband was 22 (23 a week later). He is currently finishing his MS in Engineering (last semester!), and then I hope to go back to get my MLS (Library Sciences). We got married young-ish, I think, but grad degrees were in our plans regardless.
Post # 15
I’ll be 22, FI will be 25. He has his BA. I’m still in the process.
Post # 16
@hilsy85:Yup! I thought the article was interesting because it seems to generalize. But still found it interesting.