Post # 1
What do you think in your opinion is the perfect age to get married? I know everyones answers are going to be different but I’m just curious what people think. I think for me 21 and/or older. But it depends on the people and the situation.
Post # 3
I don’t think there is any perfect age. Depends when you meet the right guy and you’re both ready. For some people that might be at a very young age for others they aren’t ready or haven’t met the right person until into their 30’s-40’s.
Post # 4
I can’t say a perfect age exactly. But I do think that you should be able to support yourself and your spouse and live outside of your parents house (unless you are staying there temporarily to save up for a house or something).
For us, we wanted to be finished with school before getting married and have one of us in a good job.
Post # 5
Ok not what you think is a perfect age but maybe a practical age. I think it depends on the education they want and career. Also meeting the person at the right time.
Post # 6
It depends on what your goals are. If you want to have kids 30 is probably on the high side. If you never want to be divorced 18 is probably on the low side.
In my opinion it’s good to finish college first so at least 22. And it’s good to live a little while independently and have the knowlege that you can support yourself, so maybe 24 or so.
I think in most circles anywhere between 23 and 26 is looked on as just about perfect. Within a few years of that is usually very good. Outside of that you might get a bit of flack.
Post # 7
@kala_way: True I think education is important. I have a friend who dropped out of college and is getting married next year at the age of 20. I feel so sad that she dropped out to get married. I do support her in her decision though and hope things work out.
Post # 8
I voted 26-30. Of course it doesn’t apply to everyone, but I think at that age you generally know who you are as a person which is really important.
Post # 9
I voted 26-30 even though I will be getting married for the first time at 34. It took me a long time to find him but, he was worth the wait. 🙂
Post # 10
@happybbbeee: I will be getting married for the first time at 34. It took me a long time to find him but, he was worth the wait. 🙂
Same for me as well. I was engaged when I was 22 and I am SOOOO thankful that fell apart. If I would have married and had kids in my 20s I would have missed out on some amazing experiences in my life. I’m 100% ready now to settle down and enjoy married life. As for the kids thing, I’ve been assured by my Dr. that I’m in excellent health and shouldn’t have trouble conceiving. And if I do have trouble, there are so many children out there just waiting for a loving couple to adopt them.
Post # 11
I put 26-30, but it really depends on the couple! I think though if you wnat kids before age 35, getting married ages 26-30 makes sense. I guess I’m biased, I’ll be 26 and my Fiance will be 27 when we get married.
Post # 12
@kala_way: I agree with the finishing college/uni. In the UK though that’s 21 for school leavers (or 20 for some Scots)
But mainly it depends on the couple.
Post # 13
I’m saying early 30’s stable in career and relationship, built our house together kind perfect being 30 something. Ready for the next step – marriage and kids.
Post # 14
In general, you know who you are and what you want by this age. Had I have married any of my partners when I was in my 20’s I would be miserable 😉
It is different for everyone though. My Mum married at 18, and 44 years later, still together 🙂
Post # 15
@ladyartichoke: Yea, even that depends on the person. I finished college at 21 as well, I was just rounding.
So much depends on personal circumstances. There are some people who are 30 who should absolutely not get married imo, and some who are 18 who I think would be fine, that’s why these sorts of questions are always so hard to answer.
Post # 16
I voted our age bracket because I’m happy with where we’re at. We’d dated since high school, and while getting married right after graduation or during college would’ve worked, I’m glad we both finished college and law school right around the time of our wedding.
We want kids earlier rather than later (and I say earlier to be 26/27ish) but I can really see that some couples are good to go at 18/19 and have all their kids by the time they’re 25, and others who prefer to wait until they’re in their 30s to tie the knot. I definitely argree with @kala_way:, it really depends on personal circumstances, maturity, and the couples wants/plans for life.