From The Boards: What’s The Right Age To Get Married?

Age For Marriage

Bella and Edward took things just a little fast...



Twihards: Remember when Bella was about to walk down the aisle in Breaking Dawn and Jessica said said what most of the other characters were probably thinking, which was “I wonder if she’ll be showing”? When her friend asked her what she was talking about, she said, “I mean, why else does anybody get married at 18?”

Well, she’s probably not alone in thinking that. Studies show that teen marriages are two to three times more likely to end in divorce than people who get married when they’re 25 or older. But who says you can’t meet the person you want to spend the rest of your life with when you’re still in high school? When we saw this post in the message boards, it made us think: what age is right for marriage?

Read what these girls had to say and then let us know what you think:

jasmiine23 asked:
What age would you all like to be married? Or what age do you think a person SHOULD be married. I’m saying 26 for me 🙂

hesmyweakness said:
I don’t think there should be a specific age. People mature at all different rates so, who am I to say when someone should get married?

and_all_that_jazz said:
I refuse to even think about marriage before I’m 25. 26 is the earliest I would consider getting married, but I feel like it will probably be closer to 30.

Teen Mom Leah's marriage didn't work out.

And here’s what we think: marriage is a big deal. No, scratch that, marriage is a huge deal. We’re talking about the person you’re supposed to be with pretty much every day for the rest of your life. It’s nothing that should be taken lightly… and, yeah, maybe you should wait until you’re a little older and more mature before deciding to go through with it.

We’re not saying it’s not possible to meet the person you’re meant to be with when you’re a teenager. It happens, and not every single teen marriage ends in a divorce. But getting married at a young age just doesn’t seem like a good idea to us. You’ll have plenty of time to settle down, so why rush it? Take your time, keep your options open, and don’t jump into anything you’re not really ready for. If you and your sweetie are supposed to get married, then you will!

Who do you agree with? When do you want to get married? Did you get married at a young age? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments.


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  • Poppy

    You sould not marry too soon or too late!but just at the right time,i think whern you are in your teenage years you are really emitional and you probably still see the world in pink and glitter!so after your teen years and between 22(even 22 is tooo young!) and 30.

  • Zi-Zi

    You can’t really put an age on it. more of like milestones for yourself such aa get your own apartment, go to school, get a job, travel. After you’ve done that I think you’d be pretty ready to get married.

  • N

    I’m engaged, I never thought I would be 19 and engaged. Out of my friends I was the happy go lucky single then I met my best friend Louis and we risked our friendship and fell in love. He asked me to marry him in October and I said yes, I just knew that he was the guy I wanted to grow old with

  • Anastasia 17

    I dont think age matters. I think its how mature the 2 are. Im 17 and im getting married this yr. My aunt and Uncle have been married for 30 or maby 40 yrs now and they have been together since they were 14 and 15. My grandma was that way and so have many others..

  • veggizombiegirl

    I’m 19 and my boyfriend is 21 He lives in England and I live in America and he was talking about asking me to marry him when he came over and the thought of getting married this early had never crossed my mind but when he brought it up and I thought about it I think i would be ready I would be around 20 or 21 when he comes over <3

  • Anastasia

    I’m engaged and I’m 18. My sister dated the same boy since middle school but they didn’t get married ’till she was 30 and they had 3 kids together. My nephew is 19 and he just asked his girlfriend of 3 years to marry him. I don’t think age is really a factor. When you meet your life partner, you know. As far as getting married goes that is huge step in your relationship. My girlfriend and I knew we were going to get married after being together only two months however, we are making it official to our friends at 6 months and to our families at one year. It’s a relationship thing, not an age thing.

  • YESICA

    I AM 20 YEARS OLD && ENGAGED TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, ALOT OF PEOPLE SAY WE ARE TO YOUNG TO GET MARRIED && SAY WE STILL NEED TO GROW UP, BUT WHO SAYS WE CAN GROW UP TOGETHER<3 I AM GETTING MARRIED APRIL, 22, 2012 NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY

  • kaye

    I don’t think it’s the age of the bride and groom that matters; i think it’s the longevity of the relationship that matters.

  • evierose

    I was married at sixteen, totally ready for it! But he wasn’t, i was sure we we’re meant to be, and i still think i was ready for it, but two months into the relationship i found out he’d been trying to cheat on me for about 5 months! I think for some people they work, others cant handle the responsibility-xo

  • oneille

    i think u should get married at the ages between 20 and 30