What is the right age for marraige?

Philippines
April 1, 2007 2:31am CST
I'm just wondering, is there really a right age for marraige? In other culture, they get married in a younger age, mostly in china and other country which practices fixed marraige. I just want to know you opinion regarding this.
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@fay511 (43)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I don't think there is a chronical age that says someone is the right age. Some people are mature enough at 20 yrs old, granted not many, some by the time their 30 yrs old, and some aren't ready even at 50 yrs old! Marriage takes the ability to comprimise your and another person's ways of doing things and getting past each other idiosyncrasys that annoy you, being able to communicate even in tough times, it takes work, which takes emotional growth that comes with experience not just age. In our country we marry for love so we have more expectations from our marriages, in those other countries where they practice fixed marriages the most that is expected is friendship and the hope of love growing from long time together. A different ball game, this makes for less fights, less stress on the marriage etc.
• United States
1 Apr 07
Usually, it's not smart to get married at a very young age, but if you are mentally and emotionally and ESPECIALLY financially ready, go for it. Most late-teens to early-20s are not even close to financially ready for children, let alone mentally and emotionally.
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
I agree. Nice response. =)
• United States
4 Apr 07
What does being financially ready for children have to do with getting married? Just becuase you're married doesn't mean you have to have children.
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
But most couples tend to have childrewn. There's nothing wrong to be ready for the future. It's also a sense of being responsible.
• India
1 Apr 07
the right age for marrige if the girl is right mattured and if she can be healthy bcoz that ti right age if she becomes pregnant the she could bear the pain and i think girl shoul be 20 yrs old or elder than 20 and what about boys he might 22 or elder thats the right age !!!!????????
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• Philippines
3 Apr 07
Hmmm, i think both should also be stable. I mean both should also have work to support a family. And 20, i think it's still young.
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• Philippines
4 Apr 07
For me, theres actually no such thing as right age for marriage. For as long as both are mature enough to handle the responsibilties being married. It is also important that both are ready in all aspects of life specially psychologically, emotionally and even financially. Age will not determine when a person should get married because we all have our reasons of deciding when we want to get married. It also depends on the priorities we have in our life, because there are a lot of poeple wherein their priority right now is simply career. Thats my opinion about this.
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• China
1 Apr 07
I think it somewhat reasonable. Generally we mentally and physically mature at the age of 22. Of course, a younger age maybe also right, but I doubt whether it can assure the confidence of marriage. We have many things to do after all before marriage.
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• India
3 Apr 07
By the law the right age for marriage is 21 for male and 18 for female. But people dom't follow the law. So whenever u wnt get married go.
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
hehe. lol. So that's it? I mean without thinking what may happen to your future?
@dantelutz (115)
• Romania
7 Apr 07
i really don't think there is a certain right age for marriage. you've just gotta take this step when you actually feel is the right time and person to do it. it really doesn't matter if you're 18 or 30 years old.
@ILANEDRI (1922)
• Israel
7 Apr 07
There is no such thing "The right age". If you feel that you love your boyfriend, and you are ready to become his wife, then do it. It doesn't matter how old are you, as long you are positive that you love him, and you give your life for him. Be sure about what you are doing, because mariage is no joke.
@ronreyes (4724)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
I believe marriage can be undertaken at any age as long as you already finished your schooling and you already had a job. Married life isn't easy so you really have to have a job first so that if ever you and your partner already decided to have a family, then at least you have something to support that decision. Besides, being married means having a life of your own with your partner. You really must know anything and everything first for you to be ready. - Ron Reyes www.ronreyes.co.nr
• China
3 Apr 07
I think the age is not the key issue, the issue is if the maid is mature enough, and if have lot of money and duty to support the coming family.