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Old 01-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #61
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We were both 22. Had been together over 7 years at that point. We will hit 13 years married this fall, together 20 in August...wow!

FWIW, I think that "young" means you can't legally drink at your wedding.
We live in Germany. If my 16 year old got married today--I would think that was YOUNG (and she could legally drink at the wedding)
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #62
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:07 PM   #63
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I was 19 and DH was 23 when we married

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #64
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I was 25 and think it was too young.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #65
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At the age I am now, 24 for ANYTHING is young.

I was married at 25, my dh was 28. I think our ages were average.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #66
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I married old (at the ripe old age of 32) so I think everyone else married very young.

I just didn't find the right guy in time to marry any earlier.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #67
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Yeah I would consider "too young" to be like 20 and under...but really depends on the person and how mature they are, if they are really ready for it.

I was 23 and DH was 27.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #68
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I was 19 and it has been 16.5 years. My mom was 20, my sister was 20, my brothers were probably 23 or so. I don't feel like I didn't "live my own life", this was my life. I wouldn't be the type to want to go party anyway.

It is weird though, now that I have a 14 year old to think of a wedding in 5 years. Probably won't happen, but it could!

I think a big part of people marrying older now, is that they are more likely to live together first than in past decades. Previously, if you wanted to live with them, you got married. Now, many will live together at a "young" age, but not decide to get married until years later.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #69
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Everyone I work with is a little older than me, around the 30 mark. My BF and I are 22 going on 23 and are thinking of getting engaged. Everyone I work with says it is too young! We've been together for almost 6 years and out of college for 3. We both started and finished college early and have been living together since before we finished college. It seems so silly to me that people will look at everything we've done together and then look at our age, which is a number, and say we are too young.
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My parents were 19 when they married, it will be 49 years this year!

I was 24, DH was 25 and we were some of the last of our "crowd" to get married. I'd been out of college for a few years and was supporting myself, DH had gone back for his masters but was also working and supporting himself. We didn't feel young at all. We are hitting 13 amazing yrs this summer.

The argument that drives me crazy about people marrying young is "you need to go out and have a chance to experience life before you settle down." There is nothing I would rather do than experience all kinds of things with my Husband. Just because we got married, doesn't mean we stopped doing things, learning and growing - we just get to do it together!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:57 PM   #71
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My parents were 19 when they married, it will be 49 years this year!

I was 24, DH was 25 and we were some of the last of our "crowd" to get married. I'd been out of college for a few years and was supporting myself, DH had gone back for his masters but was also working and supporting himself. We didn't feel young at all. We are hitting 13 amazing yrs this summer.

The argument that drives me crazy about people marrying young is "you need to go out and have a chance to experience life before you settle down." There is nothing I would rather do than experience all kinds of things with my Husband. Just because we got married, doesn't mean we stopped doing things, learning and growing - we just get to do it together!
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #72
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I married at 21. DH was 22. I think that is young, and I would not be happy if my DDs wanted to get married that young.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #73
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I would consider 21 and under "young" to be married, 22-30 would be normal and anything over I feel is late to be married. Not that there's anything wrong with marrying at any of them. I was 24, Dh was 22 when we got married. I have friends who were younger than us get married and stay married and I know people who didn't get married until around 40 and it worked for them.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #74
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I married old (at the ripe old age of 32) so I think everyone else married very young.

I just didn't find the right guy in time to marry any earlier.
I didn't get married until I was 34. Same here, I didn't find the right guy until then. Ended up having dd when I was 36 and ds when I was 40. Several times people have asked me how old my grandchildren are. The look on their faces when I tell them I am the Mama is priceless.

I try not to be offended because my oldest sister is 51 and has a grandchild. Where I am 46 and have a 10 year old and a 6 year old.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #75
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My parents were 19 when they married, it will be 49 years this year!

I was 24, DH was 25 and we were some of the last of our "crowd" to get married. I'd been out of college for a few years and was supporting myself, DH had gone back for his masters but was also working and supporting himself. We didn't feel young at all. We are hitting 13 amazing yrs this summer.

The argument that drives me crazy about people marrying young is "you need to go out and have a chance to experience life before you settle down." There is nothing I would rather do than experience all kinds of things with my Husband. Just because we got married, doesn't mean we stopped doing things, learning and growing - we just get to do it together!
I'm glad I'm not the only one.

I was 24 (and 10 days) when I got married, and my husband was still 22 (but turning 23 in 3 months). I don't think either of us was particularly young.

There is nothing that I can think of that I'd want my kids to go out and do before getting married other than being able to support themselves. On the other hand, I wouldn't want them to marry just for the sake of being married by a certain age either.
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