2 months ago
Last edited at 10:03AM on 1/15/2014
My dad wanted to wait until he was 25 to marry my mom, who was a year younger. I suggest somewhere in your twenties; never at eighteen, though. You also want to make sure you can financially support each other, and that can take a bit of time.
2 months ago
Last edited at 10:07AM on 1/15/2014
There's no set age. It's not just about love, marriage is a FINANCIAL commitment and needs to be approached as such. Would you buy a house right now? If you aren't stable enough to care for a house (or at least manage a rental) why do you think you're able to enter a partnership and care for another human being? Those that jump in headfirst are the ones that struggle the most in those first years of marriage, because they have the added difficulty of getting in order those things that I just mentioned.
Get your life in order - finish school, have a job, a place to live, and have some security. THEN you *might* be able to get married - depending on the status of that emotional bond.
Sorry to talk $$$ but in today's world it is vital to be in a financial situation to support your new family. Establishing a career is important so there is a reliable income coming into the household. After this, children come into the picture. Do you get where I'm coming from ... a marriage is full of responsibility ... it is serious business.
I haven't even mentioned loving another person, BUT if you do the above things, you are showing him/her how much you love that person and want their happiness / security to be foremost.
Wait until you're at least 25. Go to college first and live on your own for a while and pay your own bills. Get established in your job. Travel as much as you can afford. Do all these things while you're still young and don't have a spouse and kids and tons of responsibility to tie you down.