Post # 17
@futurejhart: I think that some of the ideal ages are based on locations as well as personal preference. Even though I was with FH when I was 20, I couldn’t imagine myself being married at that age. My mom was 27 when she married my dad in 1989, and people considered her practically an old maid.
Post # 18
For me personally, there is no one golden age.. But anything before 25 is just plain stupid to me. Our BRAINS aren’t even fully developed until 25. I would never get married before that.. I will be a month away from 25 and that’s close enough for me. Plus, the chance of getting a divorce is a lot lower if you wait until 25.
Post # 19
@futurejhart: I think you should add a pole selection for ‘when it’s right’ or ‘other please explain’.
I just simply don’t think there is a ‘right’ age.
Post # 20
@futurejhart: I am biased becase of my personal experience 🙂
For me and DH it was 18 and 19 but many aren’t ready at our age 🙂
Post # 21
There is no ideal age it all depends on who you meet and how you feel about getting married to that person or not.
Post # 22
I don’t think there is an ideal age. It’s absolutely, 100% personal.
For myself, I could’ve gotten married at 20 or 40; as long as it was to DH, the age didn’t matter. In fact, I wouldn’t have even had to marry him if he had wanted to just have a partnership- life with him was all that mattered.
I don’t judge anyone, at any (legal) age, for getting married- if they’re getting married with a solid head on their shoulders.
Post # 23
It differs for each couple. I think both should be in a stable place in life – financially, emotionally, etc. Sometimes that doesn’t happen for couples until their 30s or later, and other times it’s earlier at 20.
I personally figured I’d wait until I was at least 25, but things worked out differently.
Post # 25
27. But that’s just for me and those around me. I’ve had friends get married after college around 22, and some married in their 30s. I don’t have many friends over 40 so I can’t say about them, haha. In my circle group, I will probably be one of the first to marry. Most of the rest are single at the moment so I don’t think they would get married before me? Who knows.
Post # 27
Late 20’s early 30’s I think is better. People tend to be more stable (emotionally, financially, etc.)
Post # 28
I’ve always wanted to get married young. (I’m 20 now, hoping to get married around 22-23.) my mom is 30 years older than me and she says her biggest regret was getting married so “old”. Not that she would trade her earlier years for anything, but my grandma was 18 when she had my mom and she’s still raring to go! Haha! It’s a personal preference, but I will not wait that long to get married. I really do think those extra 4-6 years do matter when you’re older, my grandma says so all the time! Haha 🙂
Post # 29
@futurejhart: I always thought the magic number was 27, but that was before… Now, I am 22, will be engaged in a couple months and married by 24.
I understand some people say that is young, but that’s them. At that time, my SO and I will have graduated and received our degrees, and enrolled in graduate school (Masters for me, PhD for him), working, and dating for about 8 years. So yeah, we will be ready.
Post # 31
- Wedding: July 2022 - Greece
The age is when you find the right person for you. But, (yep there’s a but) I think that you need to experience life a little first. I’m not saying Girls Gone Wild – just have fun…time with your girlfriends, go to nightclubs, travel, get some education under your belt. This way there are no regrets on what you missed out on or should have done before you’re married.
Advice for my daughter, not before you’re 23 – enough time to have Life Experiences & Mature. And never settle for less than what you deserve, don’t think you can change him – marry him the way you want him, and remember you’re marring into his family too….and your mom will always love you more than life itself!