Age for a woman to get married.

@berry9 (590)
India
January 25, 2007 2:48am CST
Yesterday I happened to see a programme for married couples. There was a couple who were interviewed by the host.What was shocking was that the girl was just 16 when she got engaged and then got married at 17.she looked so small near him.he was about 28. I thought it was not fair ast the part of parents to get the girl married at that age where she is too young to take any relationship and marraige.It was indeed an arranged marraige where the girl just got to speak to him only after the wedding happened.it is not at all an age to get married.it is an age to make a career.And it was absolutely not fair at the part of the parents to get her married to man a decade older than her.What do you think is the right age for a woman to get married and lead a family?i think it is best after 24 atleast.what is your opinion about this comment and the discussion?
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175 responses
• India
25 Jan 07
I think, the ideal age for girl to marry is between 22-27 yrs and for boys is between 24-29 yrs.
@Bakuhn7 (132)
• United States
25 Jan 07
not all woman are more mature. the older generations are, but the younger generation (my gen) i would have to say that a ton are not. not all dont get me wrong, but as the times move, the peopel just seem to get dumber and dumber
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
26 Jan 07
boys can't be married before 30, but women can? That's so silly. I'm 22, so was I supposed to go find a 30 year old to marry? That's creepy to me. I prefer my husband, who is MY age.
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@nw1911guy (1134)
• United States
25 Jan 07
This is a tough one for me. Here in America, I have seen relationships that work very very well when the man is about 8 years older than the woman. But I also think that here in America, people should not marry before 25, because there is just so much to do. Now I don't know how it is in your home of India, but I know there is some cultural differences between here and there.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
26 Jan 07
you don't really give a clear reason as to why people shouldn't marry before 25. "because there is so much to do" what is there to do? My husband and I are the SAME age (dating a man 8 years older than me would creep me out) and we're only 22. I have a college degree, a career, and we are financially and emotionally stable. We were together 3 1/2 years before getting married. I'm not understanding my 25 is this standard number. Like...renting a car or something.
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@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
25 Jan 07
If I were a lady, i'd like to get married on my age of 30. but in fact i am a guy. but as i know that nowadays many ladies prefer to be single.
@apky12 (775)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I think the right age depends upon the person. It is very unusual though that a 16 or 17 year old child could be "ready" for this type of commitment.
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@ddsedssd (85)
• Romania
25 Jan 07
i don't think it shoul be an age i think se should get marreid when she's ready but i don't think a woman can be a woman at 16 17
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@vertex (803)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I think it 25 because the woman could get a high possibility that her child would be so nice whenb he marries at the age of 24 because her hormones are not that good yet.
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@berry9 (590)
• India
25 Jan 07
this is very funny.there is nothing like thayt.a woman gives birth even at 40 or 50.try reading newspaper my friend.
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@aelyus (634)
• Romania
25 Jan 07
i think there is not a perfect age for a woman to marry. it depends of each person, how ready she is or how mature she is. a woman can be ready to marry at 20 years, another one at 50 years, another maybe never:)
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@sanjayko (339)
• India
25 Jan 07
I think woman can start giving child at the age of 16 till 45. So inbetween she can marry....Giving birth to children is not the only purpose of marriage....She has to be mature enough to take responsibilities i think...
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@crystal8577 (1466)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I don't think there is a magical age that works for everyone. I always thought I would get married at 25. Well, I did, the 2nd time around. The first time I got married I was 19. I was to young & so was he. I do know others who got married that young & are still together 10 yeras later though.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
I guess it all depends on the person. I am 25 and to be honest i am now ready for marriage and all that i need is to find my true love. Although i have met this guy in San Diago that is wonderful but i guess i will have to wait and see how that turns out.
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• India
25 Jan 07
i thnk the girl must to be minimum 21 & the guy should be 24-26. there should be defferrnce between a couple 4-5 year minimum. that couple may be strong & better couple.
@berry9 (590)
• India
25 Jan 07
this will not be necessary my friend.they can be of equal age for better way of thinking and understandin. a man much older can most of the time be thinking in a different view.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Maybe their motte is "age doesn't matter." But for me it is not a good idea to get married at that young age. She should be enjoying her teen age life . Life would be different when a teen-ager gets married especially when she has a child. For me, the ideal age of getting married is 25 and above. I can say that I am physically and emotionally ready to get married.
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• India
25 Jan 07
there is no such thing'right age for marriage'.....what i feel is that a girl should marry when she's mentally and physically mature enough to carry the responsibilities well of (like holding responsibility of raising a child)and is ready for a new phase of her life...(holds true for boys too)and maturity level may be attained at 22,23,24 or 25...depends on person to person....these days girls have becum career oriented ..so the age has been increased to 27-28 !perhaps 16 is not the ideal age...that is for sure,she's not even physically developed,and this later on may cause serious problems in her life....let her grow herself...give her time to understand life,how can she bear the responsibility of someone else at such an tender age!
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• India
25 Jan 07
I think the age for marry should be 22+. but in small villages at india this has fixed at her childhood and get marry after 14 or 15. I think the body of girl is not so matured for marry at this age, but I don't know why parents do that. if you have any reason of it then please post me soon. Thanks a good Discussion for sociality. be continue.
@techsam (158)
• India
25 Jan 07
To be honest, a woman should be allowed to develop as a person beofer getting married. Be allowed to take a look into the real world. The legal age for a girl to get marrie din India is 18. Parents literally ask their daughters to get married by 24/25. Any older and taunts of being an old maid starts hanging from teh air wherever they go. That's totally crap!! In reality the lady should start thinking of marriage after 25 (if going for arranged!!). And in matters of teh heart try and hold out till you spread your own wings as an individual!! That's all I can say.
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@hotvebs (106)
• India
25 Jan 07
although i have seen that women of this generation wants to be single and the concentrate more on their career but still i think they should not marry before they are2 21-22.so that they can get on with their career as well as their partners.also they get biologically developed till this age.
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• India
25 Jan 07
I think age for a woman to get married is 22 ... because after this age she'll take responsibilities for her life ... and take best decission for her life..
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I think the ideal age to get married is 25-28. :)
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@sureshmoe (974)
• India
25 Jan 07
In my country ,for men the age is 24 and for female, its 21...because at this only, both of them got maturity to ride their life in best manner and in right path without having distrubing and struggleness...
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• United Arab Emirates
25 Jan 07
Yes you are right. This is not a coorect match. But I personally feel that girl shall be a bit younger ie say 1-2 years younger and be around 25 years of age and boy for that matter say around 27 years. To me its a perfect combination at that time as both of them are eauqlly matured and wavelengths matches at that time. Good point for discussion. Keep it up.
@tellus (1442)
• Finland
25 Jan 07
i would say something between 25-30
@zemlene (354)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
age has nothing to do with that as long as you are ready emotionally and financially. If you are ready at 16 or in your 40s then so be it. It is a case to case basis though... but for me, it's definitely when i can see myself living with someone who is special in my heart.
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
25 Jan 07
well, i wouldnt say there is any "right" age to marry because every age is the right age!! as long as the couple are happy with the decision and wish to spend the rest of thier lives together.. who cares if they are 50 or 15!! yes it is always better to take this decision at a mature age, but many times love crosses the age barrier!! as for arranged marriages are concerned, i would again say that till the time the girl is not willing... she shouldnt be asked to marry! by the way.. when do you plan to get married?? lol what age??
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