Most Helpful Guy
You're way too young to get married as you have no idea who you are and what marriage is all about. Why is everyone singing the same song to you when you mention that you want to get married? Maybe we know something.
Look, I know everyone 16-20 year old out there as no one is special, you are not special. You're a 17 year old teenager just like every other naive teen out there. You world is small and skewed.
There's so much more that you need to learn before you decide to spend the next 60 years together with someone but you won't listen just like you havn't listened to everyone else telling you not to do this.
Ps: Marriage isn't built on love, it takes more then that.
Most Helpful Girl
Let me point out firstly, that it doesn't really matter what everyone else thinks. BUT I do feel that, at 17, you aren't old enough to know exactly what you want in a partner. You're still young, and by telling someone (and everyone else for that matter) that you want to stay with this one person for the rest of your life, you're sort of condemning yourself to a life of uncertainty. I know many couples who get engaged/married at a young age (teens or early twenties) and have resulted in divorce. Granted, this was also after having children.
I guess what I'm trying to say here, is that when you're a teenager or graduating high school and going to college or university, you're supposed to find yourself. So, no, I don't think it's a good thing to get engaged at such a young age, especially when you want to get married at 18, but have "a real wedding" on your 10th anniversary.