What is the best time/age to get married?

United States
February 26, 2007 8:29am CST
You don't need to be a certain age to know you're in love. Sure, I think you should be mature and such. But I think you should be at least over 16years old with 2 years of experience with the partner before you get married. What do you guys think?
12 responses
• United States
27 Feb 07
I think you should be a lot older than 16 to actually get married, i do believe you can be in love at 16 or even younger b/c i was but i am about to 22 and i am getting married and i still feel to young sometimes, i know i love my fiancee who is almost 24 but it all depends on the person, but 16 i dont know that is till pretty young i mean you arent even aloud to vote.
• United States
28 Feb 07
people are misreading me alot. I said OVER 16 WITH AT LEAST 2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PARNER. meaning~ 19-ish But that's just me~ =P Heck~ once you think a/b it~ it really depends on how your life is going and how old your partner is. By the time I'm 19 my partner will be 22.
• Nigeria
1 Mar 07
Hi, wish to let you all know this, the best age for marriage for ladies by a gynaecologist is 21. ok? its all about you though. thanks
• Nigeria
1 Mar 07
Hi, w.r.t age being over 16yrs, i am with you but i will rather say from 18yrs i.e more preferable. However, i disagree wiht 2 yrs dating. That's 2 long a time. You might be fed up with him or her. Maximum of 6months is ok. Love grows with marriage as its only the 2 of u 2gether sharing ideas , understanding, love etc. as one.
@MissMo (170)
• United States
28 Feb 07
While I do think it definitely is a personal decision and it depends on the people and the couple, I think that there are a few factors that should go into being ready to be married. First of all, I think it's ideal if both people have finished college (if they chose to go to college) and have started their career. Money is a strain on a lot of marriages, and I'm sure no one would want to deal with this issue as newlyweds. That being said, I definitely think 16 is way too young to get married. My ideal age to be married if probably 23-25, but to each their own!
@niccha03 (15)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 07
hmm...love comes never see your age, dear. but I guess 22-25 is average age to marry.
@royrules1 (180)
• India
27 Feb 07
To enjoy married life and to understand the life after marriage the physical maturity is never going to help only after ur maturity comes mentally u can handle the family life and that will be after 20-25years experence does mean to have physical realtion ship .
• India
27 Feb 07
u should be atleast 20 years old as we get matured by that time.
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I don't believe that there ever is a "right" age for getting married. But I do believe 16 is far too young. A 16 year old for the most part, knows nothing about the real world. I think a woman should know how to be on her own, before she should get married. But that's just my opinion. I am getting married this summer and I am only 22 (turning 23 2 months later). I have lived on my own and know I can take care of myself. My fiance and I have been together for 3 years. I know we will spend the rest of our lives together.
@juoanna (362)
• Portugal
26 Feb 07
NNever is the best time to get married ;)
@nicagose (70)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
You are right. No age can tell if it's about to get marry. For me, emotional and financial preparedness is important. It is sad to hear that some couple separate since they are not capable yet to build family. Regardless of the age, each should commit to live together till they die.
• Pakistan
26 Feb 07
oh not at all...marriage only in 16 year? i dont beleive i think boy should bhi 24 to 26 is best age for marry and girl 20 to 22....n what do u mean by experience?i dont think so for marriage u have some experience...
• United States
26 Feb 07
well its different for everyone. I think you should be done with school first, school meaning college. It's harder to complete one you start a family.