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Old 01-24-2013, 10:57 AM   #16
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I was 2 months shy of being 18, and dh was 19. We married for love, and in 2 weeks it will be 26 years
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:58 AM   #17
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I can understand why some people consider 24 young given just how things are today. Many 24 year olds are still in graduate programs, finding their first job, or living at home that it does sound young to be "established" in something. I was 26 and DH was 29 when we married. For a lot of our family members, we were late bloomers. Or they were just shocked that we were engaged after a year of knowing each other while they all dated for many years (because they were too young I guess ) before getting engaged.

While anything under 25 sounds young to me, it's not very young or tragically young to be getting married.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #18
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In Canada, where I live, the average age of men when they first marry is 31 and for women - 29. In the US, it's 29 and 27 respectively.

IMO, any age under 26 is young.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:06 AM   #19
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DH and I were 22 when we married (17 years ago).
I guess I would consider anything under 20 young. Beyond that, we're definitely adults and old enough to marry (although I still think that's odd when you consider a 20yo may not be able to toast on their wedding day legally. )
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:10 AM   #20
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I was 24 and my husband was 26 when we got married. He had a degree and full time job and I had my masters and a full time job.
Did not seem young to us at all. I think many young people these days suffer from delayed onset of adulthood.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:10 AM   #21
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I was 17, spouse was 20. Now that I am a great grandmother, I tell everyone I was a child bride.....not that anyone believes me.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #22
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I consider anything under 25 to be young today. 30 years ago was a different story, and 30 years before that was an even different story.
I think why the average age is creeping upward because not as many young people consider marriage to be as important or as necessary.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:17 AM   #23
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I got married at 24 and in our family and circle of friends, yes, that was young.

Most of our friends got married around the age of 30, and had kids right away.

We waited 10 years to have kids, and so we ended up "old" for having kids! Loved being "advanced maternal age".
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #24
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I would consider 24 to be about right for getting married and 30 "old".

DH was 21 and it was my 22nd birthday when we got married. We've been together for 17 years.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #25
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DH and I were barely 18 each when we got married, and yes I consider that young. He was established already in his farming career with his Dad, he had started "buying into the business" when he was 16.

We have been married 37 years and still going strong.

I consider teens and 20's to be young, 30's to be average age to get married I guess.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #26
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I got married when I was 24, almost 25. I felt that was really young. I remember feeling rather embarrassed to tell people that I was married. I'd already finished grad school at that point, but it still felt young.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #27
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I was 22 and DH was 26 when we got married. (we had dated and lived together for 3 years before we married) We have been together 19 years (married 16 this July) At the time, I did not think we were young. My older sister had gotten married at 21 and my mom was 16 when she married my dad! (unfortunately both couples are divorced now)

Now if my DD came to me at age 22 and told me she was getting married I would be yelling, "you're too young!!"
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:34 AM   #28
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24 doesn't seem that young to me either, and I got married at 29.

I think getting engaged and thinking about marrying before you are 21 seems young. I also think it's "young" if you are not yet self supporting. I would lilke to see my kids both those things before they even think about marrying.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #29
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i had just turned 22. DH turned 24 a few months after our wedding. we both had college degrees at that point, so i don't consider us too young. most of my high school friends were married by the or within a year after us.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:36 AM   #30
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I was 5 days shy of 21 and my dh was 24. That was 21 years ago and I feel we were very young to get married. My oldest is going to be 19 and I keep thinking to myself there is no way I would want him to be married at 21. I want him to experience his life and live it to the fullest and then settle down.
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