- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I was 27 he was almost 25
I was 27 he was almost 25
I was 20, he was 26!
I was in my Teens and in Uni when I met my First Husband. We got married 3 years later. And were married for 20+ Years.
I was in my mid 40s when I met Mr TTR, he is 10 years older than I.
Being older we KNEW OURSELVES better and what it was we WANTED OUT OF LIFE … so we pretty much knew right away that our Relationship was special.
BUT because we were both Encores, and gun-shy about Marriage… we were very very cautious… so it was 6+ Years before we got Engaged. We got married just after our 7th year together.
Statistically… most people nowadays still marry in their 20s, but they are doing it later than they were 30+ years ago when I was married the first time.
As per Statistics Canada (1981 & 2011 Census Info) = http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/as-sa/98-312-x/2011003/fig/fig3_3-2-eng.cfm
In 1981 People between 20 and 24 almost 40% were in a “Conjugal Relationship” (Married or Living together) with just under 10% Married
In 1981 People between 25 and 29 approx 70% were in a “Conjugal Relationship” with just under 10% Married
In 2011 People between 20 and 24 approx 15% were in a “Conjugal Relationship” with just over 10% Married
In 2011 People between 25 and 29 under 50% were in a “Conjugal Relationship” with approx 25% Married
In 1981 Women were typically 23 when they Married and Men were 25
In 2008 Women were typically 29 when they Married and Men were 31
In the UK numbers for Women are similar according to the Office of National Statistics
In the USA numbers for 2011 show that Women are typically 26 and Men are 28 when they Marry.
From what I’ve seen on WBee the numbers are pretty much on the money… with the highest percentage of Women on the Boards probably being between the age of 25 and 30.
Where or When these Bees met their Future Husbands seems to be a wide mix… altho considering most seem to be saying they’ve dated 5 years or longer, I would WAGER A GUESS that most met AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
And in that sense things haven’t changed a great deal in the world… as that would be exactly where most Brides 30+ years ago met their Husbands as well.. either away at College / Uni or when starting their careers.
Hope this helps
We met and started dating in grade 7 at 12 & 13!
I was 26. I am 29 now.
i was 21, he was 32
@worldtraveler: FH and I met when I was 20 and he was 21. We started dating at 21 and 22. I think I fall into a relatively common category on the bee, except I was waiting for 8.5 years for my proposal (okay, I was waiting for 6.5 years, we were together for 8.5).
I was 18 almost 19 he was 22.
we were both 25
I was 22 and he was 23.
I was about 2 weeks shy of 22. 6 days short of 22 when we started dating
I was 19.. he was 21 🙂 we are now 25 and 27
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