# When is the average age to get married nowadays?

I'm not saying that I'm considering getting married soon or anything but I'm also curious as to when most people get married. I'm thinking right around graduating college or grad school. Are you conservative enough to get married because you feel it's time to settle down or is there a baby in the picture? Share your thoughts.

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• Well, the problem about the word "average" is that you have to take into account all those shotgun weddings and straight out of high school weddings along with all of the people that waited.

I live in the bible belt and in my area you have 4 kids of people.
A) Those that want to wait until marriage to have sex.. and get married immediately after high school (that's not "waiting until marriage" that's rushing into marriage!)
Usually married between ages of 18-20
B) Those that have sex before marriage, get pregnant because they didn't have adequate sex-ed and didn't know how to protect themselves/chose not to since they don't believe in that here in the bible belt, and ended up with a shotgun wedding.
Usually married between ages of 16-19
C) Those that have sex before marriage, use protection, and wait until they're in a stable part of their lives and careers to settle down and get married.
Usually 26+
D) Those that don't have sex before marriage and wait until they feel they're ready to get married
Usually 24+

So, to answer your question the "average" age is somewhere around 22, but not too many 22 year olds get married around here, but you know mathematically speaking the two groups would make it seem like they did

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