What is the ideal age to get married?
In this blog we have taken into account; the studies of experts on this subject, but also the opinion that people ( with experience) shared online. Let’s take a look at what they say about the ideal age to get married.
Many experts have taken a look at this question, because it is something people think about a lot before they get married. Is it the right person? The right circumstances? The right age? As sounds logical for most people, there are two major factors that contribute to most expert- studies: Education and Money. A steady situation when it comes down to study is important because there is more certainty when it comes down to money as well then. Before most people get married, they want to have developed themselves, have found a job and earn enough money to live the married- life, which also evolves with the years. Most experts suggest an age of 25, because most people have confronted already many of life’s important moments ( of these phases of life), such as previous relationships and an understanding of themselves and others. Most of them can also give an answer to the question “What’s important in life?”
Two generations ago, marriage at an age of 18 was most normal. Couples met each other at an age of 16, were together for a few years and then took the step into marriage. This marriage- age was of course connected to all kinds of other aspects like religion and other practical reasons. After this period, people started to postpone marriage and started to think more about their own experiences and practices in life; the new age became +/- 25. Now, this age is even more exaggerated; people put self- development and experiences in life on number 1. This trend is very popular in China, but also in Europe, Japan and the United States. The age has expired to an average of 27-30 years now. China is in the throes of rapid economic growth and places enormous emphasis on advanced education for its young people. The costs of living in general are also rising, so people should be extra prepared for marriage. So, by international standards, it’s logical that the average age of marriage is higher than it was 10 or 20 years ago.
Online, people are also talking about the ideal age to get married. Let’s see what kind of comments are posted:
“People are still growing and finding themselves at their 18th and in my opinion, they are not mature enough to risk the responsibilities of marriage”
“I would say that the late 20s would be ideal. By that time one would have dated several people and should be on their way in their career and yet are still young enough to have children and enjoy them. Does that mean that 30 isn’t a good age? Absolutely not. As I said, this very much depends upon the individual. Is 35 too old? No, but the longer one remains single and living alone, the more difficult it becomes to acclimating to life with another person”
As you can read, and as also we think; experience plays a big role in the decision to get married or not. However, we can’t believe that a number can determine your readiness to commit to something beautiful like marriage. A lot depends on the individual, because one finds him- or herself at an age of 20 and the other 10 years later. Everybody decides the right age for him- or herself, can of course take numbers into account, but has to follow their own feeling in the end. What do you think?
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