(Closed) “How OLD are you?”

posted 11 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

We’re both 22 (to be fair, I’ll be 22 in about 10 days).  However, we will be 24ish when we get married (4 days before my 24th birthday–kind of exciting to hopefully honeymoon on my b-day!).  Originally, we’d planned to get married next May (2011) but school and other obligations, pushed it back 17 months (not so great).  However, we’ll be getting married during what I believe is the most beautiful time of the year (I LOVE AUTUMN!) which makes me super motivated and less pissed off about having to wait to so long (also, we won’t have to wait to TTC when we get married, originally we planned to wait 18 months).  So we’ll have dated for 5 years by the time we get married which I think is a fair amount of time.

Post # 33
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Honey bee

Yep. I just tell them “Old enough”. I dont really care what others think. I hate when people act like I solicited their advice. Uh, if I want it, I’ll ask for it.

 

Post # 34
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611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m 28.

I would LOVE it if someone told me I was “too young.”  Hearing you’re “too young” should always be taken as a compliment.  But I guess that’s the difference 5 years will make.  

But, looking back, I’m glad I didn’t get married when I was just out of college.  I was single and having fun, making new friends, and dating alot.  I’m just greatful that I had that “fun time” when I was younger and hopefully now I won’t go looking for it when I’m 34.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I will be 23 at our wedding, and was 22 when we got engaged. My Fiance will be 28 at our wedding. I haven’t heard a single comment about getting married young. I would be offended if somebody said something to me. Does it really matter how old I am? I’ll have been dating my Fiance for close to 5 years at our wedding…it’s not like we rushed into it.

Post # 36
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Newbee

I get a toooon of those type of comments, both from people I know at work and complete strangers. When Mr Crol and I got engaged I was 22 and he was 28. People always assume I am much younger than I am so I am guessing that would be why it happens. Even now, 3 years later at 25 I still get much of the same reaction. 
The week he proposed I did what most girls do, I bopped over to the bookstore the first chance I had to buy a stack of wedding magazines. While the lady was ringing me up she asked if I was “helping my older sister plan her wedding.” I smiled and explained I am getting married and showed her my ring. She got this appalled look on her face and went on and on about how I was way too young, and obviously so was my “boyfriend” based on the ring he got me (I am very happily a non-diamond girl).
Needless to say I didn’t end up completing my transaction with that store ^_^

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Dang, I guess I will be the first 30…something!  Ok ok, I am 34 and my DH is 36.  We got the other end of the stick “Aren’t you ever going to get married?”  People need to take a cup of STFU…20’s is too young and 30’s is too old.  WTF?  Can’t please people!! lol…

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@futureMrs.L- We got comments like that too. FI’s extended family would call his parents to ask if we were engaged, my friends and family were asking me, etc. We got engaged right around our 4 year dating anniversary so I think after year 3 is when people started asking.

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 20, Fiance is 30. I get the too young comments from people who don’t know me. My family is thrilled that Fiance and I are getting married and his family is equally thrilled, that’s all that really matters! πŸ™‚

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I will be 22 and fiance 23. I get more upset about the “when are you having kids” question than the “how old are you” question. ONLY because I feel it is a WAY more personal question to be prying into. I always feel like saying “Geeeeee I dont know…whenever we decide to let his little swimmers cross the finish line” Bahahahaha  Imagine the person’s expression at that reply πŸ™‚

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 24, my fiance is 26.

I’ll be 25, almost 26 when we get married, and he will be 28. πŸ™‚

Post # 42
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Will be turning 24.

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

we are both 25…we will be 26 when we’re officially married and be turning 27 that same month πŸ™‚

just went to a bridal expo and one of the vendors thought i was 18…he nearly choked when i said i was 25…lol i just laught at it…lol better than ppl thinking i’m older!! haha…

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m 21 and he’ll be 22 next month.  I look like I’m barely 18 at times, so I get those comments a lot… oh well, I’m told I’ll love it in about 10 years haha πŸ™‚

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My fiance and I both just celebrated our 21st birthdays (his was October 5th and mine was the 19th). We have been together since our freshman year of high school; just over five and a half years. During our junior year of high school, we really started thinking more heavily about our lives and futures together. That’s when we decided we wanted to spend the rest of our lives by each other’s side. My parents actually took it well and his mom did as well, but his dad and stepmom were not and still aren’t supportive of our decision to get married.

My fiance began saving up for a ring after we decided marriage was ultimately what we wanted. After graduating high school in June of 2008, we moved from NJ to IN into our own home and began college. My fiance officially proposed on February 20, 2009. We were actually supposed to get married on Sunday (October 24, 2010), but due to lack of finances for a wedding as well of a lack of support from my fiance’s parents, we decided to postpone our wedding for a bit. Currently, I am a preschool teacher working towards an Associate in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. My fiance is a part-time software programmer and an Electrical Engineering major at Purdue University. Overall, I’d have to say that I’m proud of where we are in our lives, regardless of those who believe we’re too young.

Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m 26 and my fiance is 26 (granted he’s a couple months older than me).  I will be 26 on our wedding, and he will be 27.

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