Do you think there is such a thing as being too young to marry (assuming legal age of consent and independence)? Why or why not?
Too each their own everyone will have different opinions on this. I think someone who is like 15-16 shouldn't be getting married they should wait til they are at least 18 an don't need parental consent. Thoughts on this will vary widely
I'll have to agree with LoooveMonkey: it really depends on the people. Now, I'm not saying that we should LEGALLY prevent people from getting married without personality or intelligence tests or anything--I'd rather not live in that dystopia, thank you very much--but there are definitely some people that just aren't ready to enter into any substantial emotional or legal commitment, much less one as weighty as marriage.
Definitely depends on the person. The two factors are maturity level and where they are in life. If they're starting college, it's probably not the best time to get married, since a lot of things can change. If they're in a career they're happy in and want to continue, things are less likely to change radically
As everyone said, depends on the people AND the length of their relationship!! The beginning 6 months to 2 years of a relationship are so laden with hormones (especially oxytocin, which is released during bonding among other things [like orgasm!] and which blurs memories), so making legal commitments during that span of time is never a good idea!
I told my boyfriend I'd like to wait until I'm 24 and I'm 20 now. I'd like to make my mistakes before marriage and at least be close to having finances in order. Right now I'm not even legal to drink and I can't afford to pay rent or get a car let alone worry about marriage. But I know I love him, so if he was to ask, I'd say yes. I'm ready to commit to him, I would just wait a while before I actually went through the hoops of getting married legally.
we got married at 20. financial wise was not a smart idea as we're still jumping over hurdles in that area. but in the same token we learned alot of important life skills TOGETHER and are continuing to grow together. We have a very tight bond & We've been going strong for 4 years now. =)