Most people say it’s best to wait to get married, but I don’t understand why. It seems like the only people who give that advice are the ones who are single or who have just had an unsuccessful relationship. Some of the arguments people make against young marriage are that you don’t get to travel, you’re not mature enough, you’ll always wonder what else is out there, and it will be too hard to finish school. I understand their concern, however, if you’ve know your with who you’re going to marry, why wait until an “acceptable” age? What is the appropriate age to get married? When I say “young” I mean around nineteen or so, I don’t mean sixteen. I feel like a couple should get married they know that they are ready and can handle it. That age is going to be different for everyone. Why can’t you travel and see the world with your spouse? I would much rather do that then go places by myself. Also, you can’t put an age on maturity, everyone hits that point at different stages in their lives. If you know you’re in love and you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner, you’re not even thinking about what else is out there. As far as finishing school, I see it as always having that extra help if you need a late night study session. I feel like there are so many benefits to getting married at a young age. It is also better for having children. If you get married at a younger age you will be able to be more active with your children for a longer time. That will make for a strong and close family. Also, you’ll build a life together without having so many broken relationships or bad experiences before-hand that could mess up the marriage. On a personal note, my parents got married at nineteen and they are just fine! I don’t think age has anything to do with a greater of chance of getting divorced, that all depends on the couple. As long as both people have jobs and know how to support themselves, why not go ahead and get married instead of waiting on the people around them? Nobody should be able to tell you if you are ready to get married, they have no clue. I mean seriously, what is the point in waiting?