The Benefits of Marrying Young
When it comes to having a happy marriage, researchers have found that getting hitched between the ages of 22 and 25 seems to be the sweet spot. That’s just an average, of course, but the benefits outlined below mostly focus on “young” as being one’s early to mid-twenties.
- You (and those you date) will be carrying less baggage.
- You’re more likely to marry someone with whom you’re highly compatible.
- You’ll have more sex (even years after you marry).
- You’re more likely to describe your marriage as happy.
- You’ll have an easier time navigating your 20s, and can be more successful in reaching your professional and academic goals.
- Your financial picture may improve.
- You’ll have an easier time having kids, increase their chances of being healthy, and be better able to keep up with them.
- You don’t have to cram marriage, career, and kids into a few short years.
Conclusion: Are You Saying Everyone Should Get Married Young?
Marrying age is one of those topics that gets people all riled up and wanting to spew profanities. For whatever reason, discussing lifestyle choices tends to breed defensiveness — perhaps because choice itself has become our modern morality.
So let me be clear before we part ways: while marrying young can impart all the benefits outlined above, I’m not arguing that getting married younger is always better than getting married when you’re older. Nor am I saying that if you’re young and single, you need to rush out and put a ring on the finger of some gal.