(Closed) What age did you THINK you’d be when you got married?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: How old did you THINK you'd be when you tied the knot?
    18-21 : (19 votes)
    6 %
    22-24 : (103 votes)
    31 %
    25-27 : (125 votes)
    37 %
    28-29 : (37 votes)
    11 %
    30-32 : (17 votes)
    5 %
    33-34 : (3 votes)
    1 %
    35-37 : (1 votes)
    0 %
    38-40 : (0 votes)
    40+ : (0 votes)
  • Post # 48
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    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
    7776 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I always figured I would get married in my late 20’s-early 30s… I got married at 22. Go figure. lol

    Post # 51
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I always thought around 23. I’m not horribly far off, I’ll be 25 (turn 26 six weeks after the wedding).

    Post # 55
    1551 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    1105 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    2342 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    2492 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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.

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