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Emily, on April 12, 2020 at 8:11 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 22
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What age were you all when you got married? I would be with my bf for 7 years at that point. I will be 24 but wanting to get engaged at 22 does that sound to young. I love him dearly and I know age doesn’t really matter but getting an opinion.

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Latest activity by Erin, on December 9, 2020 at 1:54 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I was 25 going on 26 when I got married
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  • M
    Expert October 2021
    Megan ·
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    If you're asking for an opinion, I'm assuming that you're uncomfortable with the idea in some semblance, or in the back of your mind. Have you and you boyfriend had open and serious conversations about marriage? Are you both on the same page? Being together for 7 years is typically considered a long time, but when many of those years were in your late teens and very early twenties, I'd say waiting longer is always a good option. You change a lot in your twenties and there won't be any real time lost if you stay together a few more years and get engaged. But the most important thing is to be open with your SO about expectations and timelines.

    Personally, I've been with my FH for about 2 years and we're newly engaged (though I'm a professional in the wedding industry and have been for the last 5 years or so). I'm currently 27 and he's 30. I'll be 28 and he'll be 32 when we get married.

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    Anais ·
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    Engaged at 24, will be 25 when getting married and also together 7 years.
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    Veronica ·
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    I was 25 and my husband was 28. My brother and his wife got married a few months before us and they were 18 and 19 at the time. They were together for like 4 years. They also went through a ton of marriage counseling with their pastor. My brother is extremely religious and it was recommended by their pastor that every couple have marriage counseling prior to actually getting married to make sure they are on the same page and that it would be a successful marriage. While people thought they were very young, it was a decision they made and their pastor gave his blessing. I don't feel it is necessarily an age thing. I think it depends on your maturity and financial stability. I think before you ever consider getting married you need to determine if you can financially support yourselves on your own. If the answer is no then I would hold of on getting married. Finances are a huge factor because if you can't support yourself that will cause issues in your marriage. I also think you need to make sure you have similar goals in life such as where you want to live, if you want to have children, when you want to have children, etc.

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  • Lex
    VIP September 2019
    Lex ·
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    We got engaged at 18 and married at 21!
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  • Tiffany
    Expert March 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    I’ve been married for 2 weeks! I’m 22 and my husband is 23
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  • Shana
    Dedicated October 2020
    Shana ·
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    I got engaged a week after my 23rd birthday, we will have a 2 year engagement getting married in October. I’ll be a week away from my 25th birthday on the wedding and my future husband will be 31. Age doesn’t necessarily matter as long and you know you’re ready for the commitment, I knew I was ready almost right away with my soon to be husband, we got engaged a little over a year after we first started dating.
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  • Victoria
    Savvy August 2021
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    I’m engaged at 21, getting married at 23. I’ve been with my FH 1 year as of tomorrow and yes, it is soon, and yes we are young. But with all that considered, in the last two generations this was normal and if you know it’s right and you’re mature enough, and at a place in YOUR life where you feel as though you can be supportive to yourself and another human being, without losing yourself of course, then it’s not too soon. I look at it like I’m one of the lucky ones who gets to grow with my husband for as long as possible.
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  • Molly
    Devoted October 2020
    Molly ·
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    I got engaged at 30 and will be married at 32. Smiley ring

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  • Nicole
    Super August 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I was 18 when I first started dating my FH. We knew we wanted to for sure get married after a year of dating. Now 7.5 years later we’re getting married at ages 25 and 26.
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  • Neeva
    VIP September 2020
    Neeva ·
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    We will be 33 and 37 when we get married this September.

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  • Alecia
    Dedicated November 2020
    Alecia ·
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    We got engaged on my 21st birthday and are coming up on being together for four years this month. Our wedding is in November and we will both be 22. As long as we are financially stable, which we are (he is still in college too), I don't think age matters.
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    First time I married 35. Second time I’ll be 61. Yep I’m old!

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  • ArizonaDreaming
    Devoted September 2021
    ArizonaDreaming ·
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    My ex husband was 21 and I was 19 when we got married. My now fiance and I are both 29 at this time. We have been together for 3 years.

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    Ashley ·
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    I’ll be 31, but that really isn’t important. It’s about when you know it’s right and are ready to take on life’s challenges together. We’ve been living together for two years, and we’ve faced a lot of challenges. We’re on the same page with values, finances, children, and future goals. That’s what matters. I was in a relationship previously for six years, and while we had been planning on getting married, it wasn’t right. There’s no rush and sometimes it takes time to figure things out. Make sure you’re on the same page with the most important things and trust your gut. It’s also a good idea to get premarital counseling, especially if you aren’t sure where you both stand on certain things.
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    Kres ·
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    Met my FH when I was 19. Had our first son at 25, second at 32. Engaged at 33. Would be married at 34, but due to covid, I'll be 35, as we had to postpone. You cannot put a time stamp on commitment when it comes to choosing who you will be with for the rest of your life. When you are ready, you will feel it and you'll love it.

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  • Breanna
    Devoted September 2020
    Breanna ·
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    Engaged at 22 and will be married at 23! Fiance was 25 and 26 when married!
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  • Amanda
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    Amanda ·
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    Engaged at 33 and will be 35 when we get married. FH was 28 and will be 30 when we get married.

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    Dedicated August 2021
    Charlotte ·
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    First Day: 12/26/2014 (Age 17.5 & freshly 19)

    Yes Day: 11/28/2019 (Age 22.5 & freshly 24)

    Best Day: 8/27/2021 (Age freshly 24 & almost 26)

    We were together just under 5 years when he proposed. We went to high school together, did long distance for 3.5 years during college and then moved in together after college.

    His older brother (only 18 months older, they're irish twins) and his wife started dated 12/31/2014 (Age almost 21), engaged 12/31/2017 (Age almost 24), married 11/3/2018 (Age 24). We all just purchased homes in the same neighborhood across the street from each other-- one big happy family!

    When you know, you know. BUT you have to know...

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  • Cassie
    Savvy November 2020
    Cassie ·
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    Met at 29, married at 32 (both of us)
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