What is the 'minimium' age to get married?

Australia
January 17, 2007 3:20pm CST
I am not talking about the legal side. For you, what is the best age to get married? Or do you believe in marriage?
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• India
17 Jan 07
For boys, it is around 25-26 For Girls, it is around 22-23
• Australia
17 Jan 07
thanks. I will remember that :)
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• India
17 Jan 07
what is ur opinion?
• Australia
17 Jan 07
well, I think those are the ideal age as long as the couples are ready to have a long term commitment to each other
• United States
17 Jan 07
I don't think that there is a "best age" for marriage. I think that the right age for any particular marital union is completely decided upon by the individuals that are to be married. For example, some 18 year olds may be more prepared for marriage than some 50 year olds, dependent upon personality, living situation, maturity levels, emotional levels, and intellectual levels. It also depends on the relationship the two individuals had before marriage or engagement. If they were not totally committed, or were lacking in skills or trust, for example, they might not be ready, as compared to two individuals with the same personality and aforementioned characteristics, who had not given as much to their relationship. I got married at age 23 (this past year), and I know I was ready. But I have friends older than me, and in serious relationships, that are not ready. It all depends on the individuals. No one can say a "best age" for that reason. As far as believing in marriage, it seems funny to not believe in it. It's a concrete situation, as much as it can be concrete, in that it happens all the time. There's really nothing to believe, without being ignorant of the real world. I don't mean to criticize, I just think it was not the best word to use in the discussion.
• Australia
17 Jan 07
thank you for your response. This is very comprehensive and very useful. I learn a lot from your response. Thanks again
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• Sweden
17 Jan 07
i do believe in marriage. and there's no particular best age for marriage. for as long as two people are inlove and are already emotionally, physically and financially capable of raising their own family, then, it's okey to get married.
• Australia
17 Jan 07
wow,..another good response. Thanks
• United States
17 Jan 07
I don't think the right time for marriage falls within an age group. It is different for everyone. For example I married at 18 and have been happily married for 18 years but I have found that this is rare. I have two other friends that are the same age as me and married around the same time. Both of them are now divorced. So I guess it depends more on the person than the age. Some are ready young and some still have a lot of growing up to do before they can make a life time commitment. And yes, obviously I believe full heartedly in marriage.
• Australia
17 Jan 07
wow.. that is awesome.I agree with you that we only get married when we are ready for a life time commitment.
• Romania
22 Jan 07
i say it hould be 16 dor girls an 18 for boys, becasue at those ages both of the couple members have the minimal maturity for getting married