How old were you when you got married?

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  1. Ms. T

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    We met in December and married the following October so I knew him for 11 months. We dated about 9 months I think. I was 18 and he was 19. This year we will celebrate our 27th anniversary.
     
  2. Blue

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    We met when I was 21, him 22, married at 23,24. We have been married 36 years. And, we were the marriage that would not last.
     
  3. loves2teach

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    I was 18, he was 19. We had known each other forever it seemed then, and had been engaged for a year and a half. 10 years later, time has just flown by.
     
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    I am surprised at how young everyone was. I am 29 and I am *hoping* to be engaged at 30.
     
  5. blindteacher

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    My wife and I met Freshman year in college when we were both eighteen. We got married a year later at nineteen. We're still going strong and nothing will bring us apart except for the death of one of us, and even then we will reunite in Heaven!

    (By the way I discovered how to use smilies! :cool: Can't see them but I can use them!)
     
  6. catnfiddle

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    I was 34, he had turned 36 the week before. The only major down side to waiting this long is that it took a LOT to stop acting like two long-time bachelors trying to coexist. After being independent for so long, it was tough settling into a union. It's still tough at times but we work on it.
     
  7. Rabbitt

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    Dated 3 years
    Engaged 1.
    I was 30 and he was 31.
    1st child at 32 and twins at 34.
    Nearly 10 years of marriage. YEAH!
     
  8. McKennaL

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    Let's see.

    I met him when i was 19 and he was 18. (The summer before my second year of college and his first) We married when I was 27 and he was 26. (Dating 5 years, Engaged approx 2.5) - Oh...and the courtship went on so long because WE decided not to get married until AFTER med school ended (even though we KNEW for a LONG time that we would get married).

    We were married for 17.5 years and unfortunately... it ended. That was 5 years ago. Since then he has married, had a child, divorced, and is living with his nurse who he swears he won't marry. (Yup - nice guy.)
     
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    We met in 7th grade (playing basketball before school)

    We flirted in ninth grade (ages 14-15)

    We started dating when we were 15.5 (sophomores)

    We got engaged on Christmas Eve sophomore year in college at 19 just before our 20th birthdays

    We got married at 21. We'll have been married for 16 years next Friday.

    We've been together for nearly 22 years- WOW!!
     
  10. becky

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    The first time, we dated about two years, and we got married when I was 18 and he was 25.

    The second time, we dated 6 years and got married when I was 31 and he was 30.
     
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    We met in college when I was 18 and he was 19, dated for 5 years, engaged for 9 months, married when I was 24 and he was 25. We will be married 2 years in August.
     
  12. Jeky

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    Hubby and I met when I was 19, he was 21. We were dating each other's roomates. :)
    After both of those relationships tanked....we started dating when I was 23 and he was 25.
    Got engaged after 6 months and married 6 days before my 24th birthday. Almost 3 years later and we are doing great!!!
     
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    We met in high school. I was 16 and he was 17. We dated all through college. I was 23 and he was 24 when we got married. Our 5 year anniversary is next month :)
     
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    Met sophomore year in college--at 19 years.
    Married after I graduated at 22.
    First baby at 23, second at 25, third at 30.
    Married for 20 years last August.
     
  15. GoehringTeaches

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    We met, moved in, got engaged, and married before either of us had another birthday! I was 26 and he was 36! (The first marriage didn't even last two years even though we dated for 5 years first.)
     
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    We dated for six years before we got married at 22. We've been together for 18 years. Most of our life we have been together. Lots of time for him to drive me crazy.
     
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    I met my hubby when I was 14, dating as soon as my parents would let me-15-married at 20. He was 17, 18, and 23.

    I have been with this one wonderful man for half my life. Wouldn't have it any other way.
     
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    We met in April of my Junior year of College, I was 20, he was 24. We dated through that year, he proposed on Dec. 16 (my parents' anniversary :wub:) , we were married on June 2 of the following year, the day before my 21st birthday, he was 25. We just celebrated our 8th anniversary, and we have two beautiful little girls. :)
     
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    23 the first time. Married for 5 years then divorced. Married the for the second time at 29.
     
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    I was 19, he was 27. He proposed on our 3rd date (1.5 weeks later). We got married 7 months later. That was 13 years ago.
     
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    This is so true-and we are proof of it! Even when times get so tough for us-we know that we can make it through-together. We just refuse to give up.:love:
    As for the second statement-I love that too!!! I actually see it more now than I did when I was younger-maybe because I look for it so often!
     
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    My current husband and I dated two months before he told me that someday he would propose. He said he knew on the first date.

    My late husband and I dated about six weeks before getting engaged and were married four months after we first met. He also said he knew on the first date. Actually, he said he knew before we ever went out on that first date.
     
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    32 years last January. Met in high school, but I thought he was too quiet and boring.

    We've been through a lot together, and most people would have called it quits more than once. However, we believe in the value of a promise, and the welfare of children ALWAYS comes first.

    Anyone can make it if they care enough to keep trying.
     
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    I posted my stats earlier but had to add this. My 17 year old went to a wedding today and I asked how old the groom was. He said 28 and I said that was a good age. He asked me how old I was when I got married. When I answered 21, he gasped and asked me, "What were you thinking???" Don't know son, but it is still working after 30 years.

    When I think of my 21 and 22 year old being married I am aghast - they definitely aren't ready! I can't even imagine them being ready for years. Is it the generation or just my perspective.? My parents thought we were ready. Oh, God - he just got home - he caught the garter - hope thta doesn't mean anything!
     
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    I think our perspective changes. I was definitely an immature 20 year old bride. 13 years later though we are still married.
     
  26. MrsTeacher2Be

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    I was 20 and DH was 22. We were both still in college, and it was tough, but I'm so glad we got married young. We've carved out our lives together for the last 3 years and will hopefully continue for the next 80 or so. :wub:
     
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    I was 22 and he was 24. We just celebrated our 4 year anniversary. No kids yet...we'll see!
     
  28. Teaching Grace

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    My husband and I went on our first date and literally saw each other everyday after that. I think the longest we've been apart in the last 3 years was about 3 or 4 days when he had to go work in FL. We dated for about a year and a half. I knew from our first kiss that he was the ONE. It just felt.....right. He proposed December 14, 2007 and we were married October 18, 2008. Now we did have a child in between there (January) but we were talking marriage before we had found out about the baby or anything like that. When you know, you know. And it's great that he feels the same way!!
     
  29. Teaching Grace

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    Oh, I guess I forgot our ages (I read after I posted!!) I was 22 and my husband was 31.
     
  30. 3Sons

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    I was 26, she was 28.

    We were secretly married for four years. Though we'd been planning to get married, our motivation at that age was to get her a green card (note: it's not illegal to marry earlier than you'd planned for this purpose, in case you're wondering. It's only illegal if it's not a "legitimate" marriage.). We lived together for about a year and a half before marriage, and knew each other for a year before that (during most of which she steadfastly refused to date me).
     
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    Well, we started dating when I was 17 and he was 24. He was a new teacher at my school, so we had to secretly date :blush: We got married the August after I graduated - I was 18, he was 25. We've been together for 13 years!
     

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