(Closed) “How OLD are you?”

posted 11 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 77
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160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My Fiance and I will both be 23 at our wedding. I don’t feel that we ‘too young’ to be getting married- we have owned a house together for 2 years so marriage to us at our young age doesn’t seem like a huge deal.

I was out with my bridesmaids last weekend & got told by a stranger that I shouldn’t be getting married as I look like I’m still in high school

Post # 78
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@courtbu17:I’ll be 28 this November too!! πŸ™‚

Post # 79
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ll be just a few weeks shy of 30 when we get married.  HOWEVER, I look like I’m in my early 20s.  I actually get mistaken for a high school student often.  I don’t seem to have the problem of anyone saying I’m too young.  I get just the opposite.  The FH and I will be together for 8 years by the time we get married…people usually ask why we WAITED.  You’ll never win.  Don’t worry about others – focus on you and your love!!!!

Post # 80
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m 23, and Fiance is about to turn 28.  I don’t really get the whole “you’re so young” thing from people though.  Probably because we’ve been together almost 5 years, been living together for most of that, and we have degrees, stable jobs, and a house.  Or I’m just totally old looking. Frown

Post # 81
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We got married when I was 20 and my hubby 21, we got a lot of the “your too young” comments.  It also didnt help we got married through the drive thru in Vegas.  At the time it bothered me but now I just think THEY were either scared for me or just insecure about themselves.  I believe that some of us just mature earlier and are ready.  Our 15th anniversary is coming up and cant imagine my life without him.

Post # 82
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335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 22 and my bf is 26.  I’ve gotten a lot of different comments about my age.  When I was 16 I got mistaken for being 20, now that I’m 22 people think I’m 17-18.  My bf though looks like he’s 20, especially when he shaves close and where’s a certain jacket. haha, I actually love it, cause it means when we’re 30-40, we’ll still look like we’re 20!  Enjoy it^^

Post # 83
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My SO and myself recently went to look at engagement rings at an antique mall, and one of the vendors wouldn’t help us because she thought I was “throwing my life away”. :S

I’m 21, and SO is 20 (but he looks 25). People always give us the “But…but you’re just babies!” I’m constantly having to explain that we’re waiting 2.5 years to get married and we’ve already been dating for 5 years! My parents barely knew each other for 6 months (plus, my dad was 19 and my mom was 21) when they got married…so I don’t think they should be able to say anything about me getting engaged πŸ˜› 

Post # 84
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19 posts
Newbee

Old enough to know that it’s rude to ask a woman her age! Perfect response πŸ™‚

Post # 85
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63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Actually, I think it’s almost a compliment albeit a sometimes backhanded or snarky one.  I feel lucky to have found that special someone and that we’re ready to be committed to each other for the rest of our lives.  I was talking to some people at work about this today, and they were surprised to find out that I was only 25 and about to get married.  Most of the other full timers are 3-7 years older than me, and some of the interns are older than me too.  I’m happy to be in my situation so I just brush off those rude comments from older people who might be secretly jealous of your situation πŸ™‚

Post # 86
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m 24 and will be 26 when I get married. My Fiance is 26 and will be 27 when we get married. People STILL tell me they think we’re young! WHAT??? Don’t worry about it. Nobody will ever understand that every relationship is different and it doesn’t matter how old you are when you get married.

Post # 87
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m 24 today! yay! πŸ™‚

Post # 88
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2200 posts
Buzzing bee

I am turning 27 this year and my Fiance will be 32. By the time we are married I will be 28.5 and he will be almost 34.

Post # 89
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14 posts
Newbee

@ejh08278: I actually got this from distant relatives rather than strangers. People immediately assume that we are young and therefore stupid. Or that they were miserable and therefore we will be too.

I would just throw what they say out the window. Different people react to stress differently. Just because they couldn’t handle it, doesn’t mean you and Fiance won’t be able to. Good luck!!

Post # 90
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in the same boat! I’m going to be 23 when we’re married, he’ll be three days away from 25.  

I appreciate the advice/comments from the peanut gallery when people discover we’re engaged, but I think I’d appreciate it more if ANY of them were married! If someone who was (happily) married told me that I should wait, I’d think about it.  Otherwise, keep your advice to yourself. πŸ™‚

Post # 91
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t see anything wrong with getting married young. I will be 22 when i get married and my fiance will be 25. People sometimes tell me i’m to young and to think about it. But, i know i want to marry him. We have already lived together 3 years (been together 4 years). Have owned a house together 2 years. Have 2 wonderful dogs we got together. Both have great jobs and are financially set. I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t get married we are just as set as some people in there 30’s and have just as good jobs as some other older people. So screw what other people think and follow your heart. <3

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