I’m happy to share with you a guest post from Anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, who has consulted for Match.com and now runs a new website called Anatomy of Love. The topic is about marrying young – so if you have wedding plans and you’re 24 years old, take heart – this is for you. (Spoiler alert: getting married young can be…gulp…fun!)
Marrying young was an expected course of events in the 1950s, when a single income based on a high school education was sufficient to support a family. As social and economic realities have changed, however, the average age for a first marriage has increased significantly. According to 2014 Census data, men now marry at just under 30 years old, while women marry at approximately 27. Couples who wish to get married younger usually face a barrage of questions and concerns from well-meaning friends and relatives. Is there anything to these arguments? Are couples who marry young really destined for divorce? Let’s take a look at the most common myths.
Myth: You Won’t Enjoy Your 20s