Post # 47
Looking back on it all, I guess that I thought 24 would be the oldest I’d be before marriage. I dated a guy steadily in college, and was lobbying pretty hard for marriage at age 19. When he started looking at engagement rings when I was 20, however, I freaked out and bailed (weird, since it was I thought I had wanted all along!). I dated another guy from 22-27….pushed for engagement, became engaged, and broke it off before the wedding (again, I didn’t feel ready for whatever reason, and it wasn’t the right guy!). Then, I met my Darling Husband at 27, got married at 29. I never pushed for engagement, I just figured I’d let things run their course. He proposed, it felt perfect, and the rest is history! I am no longer the “runaway bride!”
If I had followed what my mother had done, I’d have been married at 21, with a baby at 22. I’m glad I waited. I know what is right for one person is not necessarily right for another. But the resluts of this poll are right on par with what I thought they’d be! 🙂
Post # 48
I have been saying since high school that I saw myself engaged not before 27 and married around 29-30. I never placed a high importance on it. I am 24 now and not engaged so I guess I am on track haha. I would like to be engaged before I turn 25 since I have been with my SO for 6.5 years but I still would probably get married around 27 or 28. I like the idea of a long engagement for some weird reason.
Post # 49
i never had a specific age in mind except that i wanted to be married and have kids before i was 30. i also wanted to travel around Europe and other places around the world BEFORE having kids…..well now i am 31, got married at 30. no kids yet, minimal travelling done. Why? i somehow thought it was a smart idea to do a PhD! LOL. PhD ruled out all my “before 30” plans. But i have adjusted and my plan is now “by 35” i want to have kids and do more travelling before having those kids.
ETA: oh and if it ends up being 36 or 37, whatever. or if i have kids before i travel, then so be it. I just want to do everything before i die and keep on enjoying life at every age!
Post # 50
I always figured I would get married in my late 20’s-early 30s… I got married at 22. Go figure. lol
Post # 51
I always pictured myself getting married at 24 then having my first child at 26. We had our first child when I was 24 then we got married 2 years later when I was 26, lol. Definitely not the way I would’ve planned it but I wouldn’t change a thing. It worked out perfect for us and 26 isn’t like an old bride or anything.
Post # 52
I always thought I’d get married between 25-27 but here I am, engaged at 22 and will be married 4 days after my 23rd birthday. Wouldn’t change it for the world though.
Post # 53
I never thought I’d get married.
If forced to pick a number I would have probably said older rather than younger, just because I couldn’t imagine it.
I was 27 when I got married. Good age I think. Old enough to know what you want but not so old that people think you’re strange for not being married.
Right before I told my mom about Darling Husband for the first time, she was talking about how I should get on one of those dating sites 🙂 Surprise!
Post # 54
I always thought around 23. I’m not horribly far off, I’ll be 25 (turn 26 six weeks after the wedding).
Post # 55
My mother married at 18 and my sister at 20, so I always assumed I’d marry young too, probably at 21 after college graduation. I ended up getting married at 23, so I wasn’t too far off. Of course, I never imagined I’d get divorced and then remarried after (gasp!) 40! Why would a 40 year old person even want to get married? Eeew!
What’s more funny looking back now is how old I thought I’d be when I had babies. My older sister had her kids when she was 21 and 25. I was in the eighth grade and I can remember thinking that she was rather old at 25 to still be having babies. Little did I know I’d not even start until I was almost 30.
Post # 56
In middle & high school, I figured that the best time to get married was before I was 25 and that I had a 4-5 year span to have kids. Why I thought this, I have NO IDEA!!!! But I guess it partly had to do with my parents marriage as my mother lost my little brother during 2nd trimester due to her being in her last 30s, and her and my father did not marry until early 30s (not that bad but is the reason I’m my mother’s youngest child).
I think though that before 25 is still a good time to get married because I will for sure be done with my main college degrees (I want a lot – I’m a nerd!) and won’t have fully settled down anywhere particular.
Post # 57
22, but that didn’t work out thank God. Will be married at 26, which strangely is what I told my mom when I was really young.
Post # 58
I always said I wouldn’t get married and if I did by any chance meet “the one” I would wait until all my career goals and marry after 30.
I fell in love when I was 18 and we have been together for 4.5 years, we are getting getting married a month before my 23rd birthday. Never in a million years did I imagine myself married and settled down so young. I actually used to bash on my mom for marrying at 20 and having kids at 22, I used to think she wasted her youth. Now I completely understand how falling in love can change your whole perspective and ultimately I’m ecxtatic I found true love at such a young age, it means we get to spend more of our lives together even though it wasn’t what I planned.
Post # 59
I always thought I would get married at 25 (NO idea why) and I am getting married at 25 (by two months haha!). I certainly didn’t plan it this way, but it is kinda cool it happened.
That being said, my Fiance always wanted to be married and having kids before he was 30. He was married once at 26, divorced and he will be 30 and a half when we get married.
Post # 60
i never thought I would get married. Honestly, I never thought I would do a lot of things that I have already done and plan to do. I never thought I would go to college, fall in love, get married and have kids. I have already done three of those things 🙂 I know it sounds weird but I never could imagine myself as a typical adult. I thought I would “live young” until I died. I know this is creepy dark but I also always had a feeling that I would die young. It creeps me out to even type that but I honestly thought that for a very long time…not sure why, just a feeling. its creepy I know. I dont have that feeling as much anymore…
Post # 61
I always thought I’d be married young-ish, around 23-25. I actually got married at 21 though. A lot of that had to do with the fact that Darling Husband was my high school sweetheart so we’d been together for 5 years and I had graduated college by the time we got married.