What is the best age to marry?

April 22, 2013 1:43am CST
Love is everywhere, they say. People, nowadays, are very practical to their lives. They highly prioritize their career than their marriage. How good and how bad is it? What are your perspectives regarding to marriage? What are the preparations should be accomplished first before marriage? What is the best age to marry? What are the risks before and/or after marriage?
9 responses
@Mdupuy1 (10)
• United States
23 Apr 13
I think that most people equate their careers with marriage because financial security is such an important aspect to most of us, marsh1elle. That being said, most people hold off on marriage until the couple feels financially stable enough to support each other. The earlier one gets married the more likely they are to have kids at a young age, which means a lot of debt and hard work. This is why I personally have no intentions of getting married until I'm in my 30's and can comfortably support myself and a spouse. Of course, if you're REALLY that in love than don't let money stop you!
@rubyroy (824)
• India
23 Apr 13
Marriage is a contract that fulfills our need for love,mutual trust and care.But if you ask the almighty as third person in your married life,all disadvantages will turn to your advantage and any age will be O.k,other than the legal age of the state you reside. Only marry after the permissible marriage age.
@urbandekay (18312)
22 Apr 13
98 all the best, urban
@cyjh21 (160)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
I don't think there's an ideal age for one to get married.. I mean as long as one is already finished with his/ her studies, have a stable job and already ready to settle down then he/she can do so... In our country, Philippines, people are getting practical.. Before , early pregnancy and early marriage are common... however it's different nowadays. You can see a lot of singles whose focus is their career. No time to date and make a family. Also, they make sure that they will have a good future after marrying so they really work hard during their singleness.
@arpazia (191)
• United States
22 Apr 13
I don't think there is a right age to marry. Its whenever you and your partner decide is the best time. How it is seen as best and worse varies all over the world. I was 17 when I got married and it was/is frowned upon.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
The best time to marry is when you are sure that you are emotionally and psychologically prepared. Also, it is a must that couples are financially stable so that they may be able to start saving up for their family.
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Apr 13
You are 16 and already interested in marriages ! internationally it is 18 for girls and 20 or 21 for boys In India, it is 18 for girls and 21 for boys. According to me, Girls should be married between 21-25 yrs and boys between 23-28 years. And the age difference between those should be 8, maximum.
@Ashokraj (107)
• India
22 Apr 13
In my country, once there was child marriage. Parents make their children get married at the age of 10 itself. What did the children know about marriage and family life. They didn't even know what's marriage. They only know marriage is a function. When they came to know about family life, everything gets over. But nowadays for many girls in our country marriage gets postponed due to dowri problems. Thinking of the carrier and settling in life, boys won't think about marriage before. After all these problems, if they get married, they won't live with love and peace. For me the right age for marriage is after 20 both for boys and girls.
@lizncu (22)
22 Apr 13
Well In my country girls under 20 or boys under 22 cannot register a marriage according to the law.And i think there is no 'the best'time to marry.Once u and your husband/wife decide to be the only one in each other's life,u can marry with suitable time.