How old were you when you got married?

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  1. Sunny Teacher

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    And how long did you date before getting engaged?

    Previous to my current relationship I had been in two not so great relationships. Then, about 4 months ago I met my current boyfriend. He is everything I could ever ask for in a person. Smart, caring, honest, fun, loves to cook with me, and just a very well rounded person.

    In my last 2 year relationship, I was unsure if I could be with that person forever. Now, in my current 3 month relationship, I know he is the one for me. And the best part is, he feels the same! Kind of scary I could know this so soon, but it just feels right.

    A proposal will probably happen next summer, and then a wedding the following summer. That will make me 24 when I am married.

    So tell me, how long did you date, and how old were you when you got married??
     
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  3. glen

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    Dated for 14 months before engagement, married 5 months later. I was just shy of 23 (sounds sooooooooo young now, almost 18 years later!).
     
  4. KinderMissN

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    We dated for 9 months. We married a year later. I was 21 years old.
     
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    Met when I was 29, he was 38.
    He moved in with me after just a couple of months of dating.
    Got engaged when I was 32, married at 33 (he was 42).

    First marriage for both of us.

    Prior to husband, had 2 long term relationships ... when marriage came up my response was to vomit. I'm serious. Ended soon after. Pretty much after an immediate conversation with my mom ... "will he make me happy for the rest of my life?" Her response, "if you have to ask me, what do you think."

    I knew it was right with husband from date #3. It was date #2 for him.
     
  6. tb71

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    I've been married twice...
    the first time...we met when I was 18 and got married when I was 21, only last 4yrs. Everyone told me that we were too different and I didn't believe it until I graduated from college and we both realized we wanted different things.

    The second time...I definitely knew what I wanted and what I was willing to put up with.
    We met in 1998 and were engaged by spring of 1999, married in 2000 (I was 29). We are still happily married with 2 little girls
     
  7. myangel52

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    We've been married for 9 years this month, second child to be born anytime now. We dated for about a year (almost a year and a half), and we got married 2 months before I turned 18. (Yes, I know that is REALLY young.)

    If you know, and he feels the same way, that is great! :) Congratulations to you both!
     
  8. Aliceacc

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    We met when I was 27.

    We got engaged a year and a half later, then married a year and a half after that, so I was 30.

    That was 20 short years ago!
     
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    I was 22 when I got married. We had only been dating a year when we got married. The wedding was supposed to be a little bit later, but with my husband in the military we decided to get married earlier so I could student teach where he was stationed.
     
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    We were both 30 but had known eachother for almost 10 years.
     
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    We were both 27 and had been together since we were both 20.
     
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    We met when I was 13 (he was 12). When I was 14, I told my best friend at the time that someday I'd marry him. We dated on and off for 7 years, got married at 22. That was 26 years ago.
     
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    We dated for 2 years before getting married, engaged after a year and a half. Married when I was 21, dh was 28. Been married for 7 years next month.
     
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    We met when I was 19 and he was 23.
    We started dating when I was 21 and he was 25.
    Got engaged on my 24th birthday and got married 4 months later. I was 24, he was 29.
     
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    We met when I was 16, he was 18. We dated about 10 years. We married when I was 26 (nearly 27), and he was 28. We've now been married 12 years, and I'm 38 (will be 39 in a month).
    Kim
     
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    We will be married in Feb and I will be 30 and he will be 29. We met almost 2 years ago and we knew after a few months that we were going to get married. We were engaged a year and a half after we met.
    DUring these past 2 years we have been through a lot of ups and downs.
     
  17. dbelmo

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    Met my hubby day before my 17th bday! Dated for 4 1/2 years, got engaged. Were married 2 1/2 years after that.... Now we will celebrate our 11th anniversary next week!!

    I was 24 when married!!
     
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    We knew each other for a month before getting married. We got along so well and our parents were complaining about us living together. I was 23 and he was 25. We have been married for 35 years.
     
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    me and my bf have been dating for 3 years and 4months, and we will most likely get married in 2 to 4years : )
    we did come upon a time when we wanted to get married after being together a year, thank god we thought about it! we r still growing and discovering who weare, we are 20 & 21. i love him soo much but its not time to get married yet.
     
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    My husband and I starting dating when I was 15 and he was 16.

    Nine years later he finally asked me to marry him.

    We eloped 4 months later.

    I was 25 when we got married. He was 26.
     
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    Met when I was 23 and dated for about 4 years because I wanted to really make sure as years were going by, that he really is the right one for me to spend my life with. Divorce isn't an option unless it's abuse/cheating related.
     
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    I was 19 (11 days before my 20th birthday) when we got married. We had been together for a total of 1 year and 9 mos., we had gotten engaged after 10 mos. My husband said "I love you" after our 2nd date - I said "thanks". He still married me ;)
     
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    Met at 16, started going "out" at 17, married at 21, 30 years and counting.
     
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    We got married when I was 21 and he was 25. We dated for 2years before that and were engaged for 1 year. We will be married for 23 years this September.
     
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    I was 20 and he was 19. We will be married for 27 years come this September.
     
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    My DH and I started dating when I was 15. We dated for 5 1/2 years before getting engaged (I was 21). We were engaged almost two years and got married a month after my 23rd birthday and will be married 7 years this August. Everyone made a huge deal about the fact that we dated 7 1/2 years before getting married, but hey, we started dating young, so it was smart to wait.
     
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    I was 29 when we met. We dated for 6 months. Still 29 when we married. First child 13 months later. (I started showing early and got teased relentlessly...how far along are you and when did you get married?) 3 children by our 4th anniversary. Oct 1, 2009 will be our 26th anniversary.
     
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    We met when we were 12, started dating when we were 21, engaged at 24, married at 25. We will be married 24 years this month.
     
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    We dated for 8 months, then officially engaged for 6 weeks before marrying when I was 22 and he was 23. We've been married for 33 years. Both of us had been engaged while in college and unknown to each other, called our weddings off very close to the date. So basically less than one year after we were each to marry another person, we got married. I can't imagine being married to anyone else.
     
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    It's so much fun to read everyone's timelines because every relationship is sooooooo different.

    My bf and I started dating a little over 1 1/2 year ago. I think (cross your fingers!) that we will be engaged soon and married next summer. He likes to joke that "he controls the timeline and he's going to have fun with it" ;)

    Ages:

    Dating: Me (23), Him (25)
    Married??? Me (26), Him (28)
     
  31. knitter63

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    Guess I will be the first to say-I proudly "robbed the cradle!"
    Met when he was 17, I was 21
    Got engaged when he was 19,me 23
    Married two months later-still 19 and 23! (hey, the army doesn't wait-he was going to Germany, and I wanted to go! Most family and friends waited nine months to see that I wasn't pregnant!)
    Still madly in love 22 years later.....
    (and we were the marriage that wasn't going to last...)
     
  32. lemonhead

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    28 me, 27 he
     
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    yeah!
     
  34. Ima Teacher

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    I got married a couple of weeks after my 30th birthday.

    We knew each other 17 months before getting married. We were engaged six months after we met.
     
  35. fast chalk

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    I was 22 and DH was 25.
    We were soooooooo YOUNG! AND WE ARE TOGETHER!!!!!

    My daughter usually says she will follow my steps and I recommend her not to b/c marriage is complicated and the younger you are... ... ... more difficult to do deal with,
    mmmm, ok ...and when you are 30 and 40 remains being as difficult as it was before, so I´m confused,LOL!
    my only point is I don't want HER to get married AT THAT AGE
     
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    It's so wonderful to see that there are still couples out there who've been married 20+ yrs. Actually, I still believe that no matter how bad the world gets, there will still be long marriages still around.

    What I love seeing are the elderly couples in their 70s+ still holding hands. It's so cute! Come to think of it, I haven't seen that in a long time!
     
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    I was 23, dh 21 when we got married. We had been dating 3.5 years before that. We've now been married 10.5 years.
     
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    I love reading all of the stories!

    We met and started dating when I was 22 and he was 27 (a week before I graduated college). Got engaged when I was 27 and he was 32 (we had been together for just over 5 years). We're getting married in 37 days!!! I am now 28 and he is 33 :D
     
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    I met my husband when I was 24 and he was 29. We started jokingly planning our wedding on our third date. We lived together 5 years before getting married. We had our 10th anniversary last October.
     
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    We met when I was 23 & he was 28. Knew we meant for each other within one week, but stayed just friends for 2.5 years (we met right before my mom passed). Dated for 3 months & got engaged; have been engaged for 2 years. Getting married next fall!
     
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    Oh, wow... you guys were so young! I am 31 and my SO is 30. We will likely be married within the next year and a half (maybe at 33 and 32?) We have only been dating 6 months... however, I knew by the third date!! I dated a number of people before her, and this one is a total keeper!!! We are a great match emotionally, intellectually and in all those *other* important ways!
     

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