Post # 1
I found this site while seaching and researching moissanite. While I am still “waiting”, I have occupied my impatience with reading through these boards. One thing I have learned is…I AM OLD…compared to most of the posters I have encountered.
I turned 40 in January, and have not been married ever! This will be my first marriage, well his too! Reading all of the EARLY 20 somethings go on about their SO, Fiance, and Darling Husband problems makes me realize that I would have NEVER been ready to get married at that age. I was stupid and loved living life (a bit too wild) to settle down. I had to grow up, refocus, establish my career, and then I finally got interested in marriage.
I suppose everyone is different, but I am glad I had the past lessons and mistakes to prepare me to be the best wife I can for my SO.
This topic was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by educ8nc.
Post # 2
Me too. I didn’t marry until 50 and that was the first time I really wanted to get married. I would never have been ready to marry in my 20s and neither would most of my friends. I married later than most but most of them married after 30 and didn’t seem too worried. I am not sure if things have changed or if it is just the demographic on these boards. I grew up in the northeast of the U.S.
Post # 3
I live in the SE, and most of my “friends” got married right out of high school (small town mentality), but most are now divorced and remarried. My true friends that have been with me for most of my college/adult life are not or just getting married. We all did the college and career thing first. That is very “anti” southern by most standards 🙂
Post # 4
educ8nc: Me to, I am 41 and married 3 years ago but still hang around. But most defintely feel old on this site
Post # 5
educ8nc: I’m 58 and a 2x MOB. The advice has really helped as I planned and survived my daughters’ weddings, 15 months apart.
Post # 6
Forty, hah! You’re a mere child.
I’m old, but I tend to forget that, including on the board.
Post # 7
I’m 37 and I do feel old here sometimes. But it’s also fun to see how people of various age groups approach a problem.
Post # 8
Yes sometimes, and then sometimes I have to remind myself that the majority here are way younger! Turned 40 this past June and was married a few days later.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2017 - Ceremony and Reception: Historic mansion on the water
I don’t necessarily feel “old” just more seasoned. LOL! I will be 47 when I marry for the first time next year. I definitely would not have been ready to get married any earlier than my mid-thirties although when I was in my twenties you couldn’t have told me that. As a single mom I think had I married any earlier it would have been a struggle to figure out who I am as a person while trying to be someone’s wife. I am not going to pretend that is hasn’t at times been difficult watching my friends marry (someone more than once) early in life. Plus the thought of being an “old maid” has bothered me at times but hey I feel more a woman now than ever, consider myself super sexy, and the perfect catch for any man. My FH is so, so lucky to be getting me at the age I am now. 🙂 So yeah..I am older than most on these boards. Is there a problem? LOL!
Post # 10
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
45 here and a second time bride. I feel old until I read something petty and then I am glad I have maturity in my pocket.
Post # 11
together420: I totally get the “old maid” feeling…mine would be the “old school marm” feeling since I’m the unmarried teacher in her 40s! I love your attitude about sexiness! I am definitely better now (physically and mentally) than I was then! We’re like fine wine…aged to perfection!
Post # 12
angyjaxon: LOVE YOUR REPLY!!!!!!! I feel the same way!
Post # 13
angyjaxon: Yes at some point, most of us outgrow the drama. Those who don’t are the ones who marry 4-5 times.
Post # 15
I’ll be 40 in less than 2 week. Married at 38 for the first time and just had my Dirty Delete at 39. Yep, I’m old and happy about it. So much less drama. So mush less caring about what other people think. I’m doing what makes me happy 🙂