What is the perfect age to get married?

As with social expectations, our life experiences are structured like a serpentine domino deck. Putting these life events in perfect order one after the other is supposed to happen at a certain age and any deviation from the intended direction is also put into question. Even though the society, parents, relatives and the few concerned have their ideas set about the ideal age to tie the knot, let's not fall for that. Here's what the five men and women from India have to say.
 

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 23, 2020 13:10 IST

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Is there a perfect age to get married?

There's no better age for getting married. Unless the individual is ready. It may be in the early 20s or late 30s. If the person has formed himself and feels like he should share his life with another person, then he should go for it. In India, getting married at a certain age is nothing but social pressure, and that's why this age problem comes up more frequently.

When a person is ready to take the responsibilities

Not all people consider the importance of financial stability before getting married, particularly women. Yet the hard way I learned it. At the age of 25 I married a guy my parents had chosen. He was a school teacher but, just two months after our marriage, he lost his job. Since I did not work I was totally dependent on him. There were months when we didn't have enough money to pay the bill. It took us years to be financially stable, even after he got a new job and I started a home food delivery company, too. We started out late because we didn't have any money. So, I will always advise young people to be financially secure before they start their married life, "shared New Delhi home chef Ameena S.

Does girls should get married before 30? 

I'm ready to face the possibility of criticism when I say girls should get married before they turn 30. The key reason is their biological clock ticking. Yes, I know we can freeze our eggs now, there's an IVF choice and surrogacy too, but let me ask this how many of us can afford these options? When a person chooses to have a child, which is entirely his personal decision, he or she should be aware that the risk of pregnancy increases once a woman turns 35. There are also people who may disagree with that. But at 36, I tried for a kid and it was really hard for me, "Naina Singh, a teacher, said.

No one can figure out the right age

When someone says he's 28 or 30 or whatever the right age to get married, just don't pay attention. The ideal matrimonial period is a myth. Nobody can tell you what age you will marry. You are the one who'll tell. I got married at the age of 35, it's been seven years and I'm still not sure if it was the right age for me to marry. Could my life change if I'd plunged into my 20s or 40s? Hey. Was it just perfect? No. No. Marriage needs a lot of effort and it doesn't matter what age you get married to, if you don't work hard, invest your emotions and do the right thing, it'll never work, "said an entrepreneur, Satish Raj Singh.

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