The right age to marry

United States
September 16, 2008 5:31pm CST
Alright here is my question. how old should you be to get married? I mean in the old days girls were married off at age 13. Now I believe this is way to young. Now a days you are legally an adult at age 18. but is this really old enough to get married. At 18 are you ready to spend the rest of your life with someone. People change as they get older, who know what they will be like in 15 years. Don't get me wrong I am still young and I get married at age 20, but I have kids and step-kids and I was thinking the other day that my kids don't have a clue about life and at age 18 will they be ready to make that crucial decision.
4 responses
• United States
17 Sep 08
I feel people should be able to marry whoever they want whenever they want.
• Pakistan
17 Sep 08
I think whenever you are ready you should go ahead with your marriage. And by ready I mean that if and when you are financially capable of supporting a family, you should marry and not delay it.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
16 Sep 08
It is up to the individual. That choice can be different for all. I was 31. One of my best friends was 18. Another was 23. It is all in what you decide you are ready for. Either way it is a big change. And one that takes alot of work.
• United States
16 Sep 08
The right age to marry? I guess that's based on the person. If they're of the right mind set, have a certain sense of maturity, have been out in the world on their own for a few years, know in their hearts that their partner is the right one for them. But even given these conditions I still don't think *anyone* should get married under the age of 20. I mean, in those few years we change and grow *so* much that I think said person shouldn't be bogged down by a marriage while going through it.