ANSWERS: 29
  • 21, hopefully by that time you'll be close enough to the age of wisdom and realize that you don't want to get married in the first place.
  • I don't have a problem with 18 year olds getting married but it sure helps if one of them is older, too. But there are many 18 yr olds who really aren't very good judges of character and who can't really see the person who they are marrying and even know their own mind. Yes, I married at 18 but my husband was 23 and we had known each other for almost 5 years very well. And we're still married 34 years later but I usually don't want to bring the age up around younger people because then they seem to feel it validates all their feelings and they can just go for it. So we only mention it when we can tell them the whole story and how we learned about each other and that we deliberately didn't go too fast. But I don't think restricting marriage to a certain age would work because they would just live together till they were old enough and still make mistakes. Mybe the requirement should be to go to relationship classes, including a class on how to settle differences and what makes a good partner. lol!
  • 18 is fine, because when you're 18 you're allowed to make your own decisions. You'd be allowed to vote, move out, and have a lot of personal freedom you weren't allowed to have until then. So why not get married? If you're in it for the right reasons, love, why can't you? I agree that it's a little too much freedom for someone who is still growing up, but why can't your partner grow up with you? If the teenager is aware of the hardships of marriage, why can't they make a comitment? If they know that they're right for eachother, why wait? I don't see the big deal of waiting to get married, this is THEIR desicion, not everyone elses. Therefore, the age should be 18.
  • I'm thinking 19 would work. You're legally an adult a year before that and I think it would give people enough time to let the excitement of being 18 and out of high school sink in. And I think people can make rational decisions at that age.
  • I say 18. Because if you raise it, then people may wait longer than they should. It's like a wall that is being joined. If you wait too long to join it with cement or whatevr, it will crumble. then, the cement won't do it's job. it's the same for the age being lower, as well. In that case, the marriage is not enough to bind them together.
  • I think it should be sixteen. I think it's fine as it is. Although I think it's absolutely ridiculous that at the moment I'm old enough to get married, but not to drink. It makes no sense.
  • 25 years old, by then you have lived some of your life, before settling down. This is a major life decision, that I think way to many people rush.
  • This is ridiculous. Someone, in the laws eyes, is not responsible enough to by a drink until they are 21 years old, but once they are 18, they are old enough to die for their country, old enough to die of lung cancer if they choose, old enough to legally commit the rest of their lives to someone, and old enough to be held legally responsible and punished for the rest of their lives for one mistake. How screwed up is this country?
  • Its crazy to think that people should be given an in depth test to get married or do they already do that?
  • 25..had time to experience life and ready to settle down by then
  • I'm thinking....about 25!
  • in love.
  • I married at 22...my hubby 20. My Mom married at 17, but if she would have waited she might have made a better choice. I would think a mythical age might be 20.
  • 70....you'll be too old and tired to go through a divorce:)
  • Hmm. Maybe 20.
  • 40! and they have to date for 10 years first!hehe
  • i wouldnt be objective to it bein raised to like 21. no one needs to be married that young and it almost never works out
  • 18. If 18 constitutes to being a legal adult then they should be able to make their own decisions afterwards.
  • 21, so you can drink at your wedding!
  • For me, 25, too mqny end in divorce, with babies involved and niether adult caring who has them, and no one wants to pay. Things like this didn't happen years ago. No commitment, people get married for a party, then the thrill wears off real quick!
  • 6 months
  • The same as the age of majority in the country the persons live.
  • Reality: 18. In theory: 25. You need some maturity to able to see some of the consequence. It's different than drinking, smoking and going to war against a national enemy. This is another dear person who needs to be treated right and you need to be mature mentally to do that. I got married at 26 and 9 years later = divorce. Some will be stupid enough to pick the wrong one at any age.
  • 18 for a woman and 21 for a woman.
  • Of course! Not only age but level of maturity. The age of consent is certainly a priority and being the age to be able to enter into contracts for a home or vehicle loan. It is very important especially at a young age. mr Bill
  • Not age, but level of maturity. Age is a very small factor in marrige. Obviously they need to be old enough to sign legal documents, but that's pretty much all age matters for.
  • Yes...make sure they are old and have a Will naming you as benificiary:)
  • Yeah. Especially if one of you isn't legal.

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