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Question: How old were you when you got married?

How old were you when you got married?

Poll closed Sep 20, 2016.
  1. Ages 18-24

    9 vote(s)
    25.7%
  2. Ages 25-35

    13 vote(s)
    37.1%
  3. Ages 35-45

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. Ages > 45

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. Single/never married

    8 vote(s)
    22.9%
  6. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. May 23, 2016 #1

    StatGuy2000

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    Hi everyone. I've been reading of repeated posts about PF members going back to school in their late twenties, often with a spouse (and children). So I wanted to pose this question to all of you -- how old were you when you got married? (this would include same-sex marriages for those of you who are LGBT -- in Canada where I'm from, same-sex marriage has been legal for the last decade, and same-sex marriages are legal in several countries in Europe)

    As for myself, I'm currently 40 years old and am single (never married), although I am in a long-term relationship.

    This poll will be closed after 90 days (approximately 4 months).
     
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  3. May 23, 2016 #2

    George Jones

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    43.

     
  4. May 23, 2016 #3

    Jonathan Scott

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    For those of us who have been married more than once, how do you want us to answer?
     
  5. May 23, 2016 #4

    wolram

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    I was married to young and regretted it ever since.
     
  6. May 23, 2016 #5

    fresh_42

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    Where is the corresponding divorce vote?
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2016
  7. May 23, 2016 #6

    Bandersnatch

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    I gotta say, for a 'statguy' that's a pretty poorly worded stat question.
     
  8. May 23, 2016 #7
    I was 30 and my wife was 34.
     
  9. May 23, 2016 #8
    Not yet, still looking...:blushing:
     
  10. May 23, 2016 #9

    CWatters

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    Been married 32 years. My wife says you don't get that long for murder :-)
     
  11. May 23, 2016 #10

    1oldman2

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    5/9 was 36 for me. Your wifes humor helps doesn't it. (convicted of 1st degree marriage)
     
  12. May 23, 2016 #11

    Samy_A

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    You beat me by two months: 3 august will be 36 for me.
     
  13. May 24, 2016 #12

    StatGuy2000

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    I would count the first time that you were married.
     
  14. May 24, 2016 #13

    StatGuy2000

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    How so? I am asking how old were you (or other PF members) when they first got married. I'm not interested in whether or when you were divorced -- that's for a separate poll/questionnaire.

    Part of the reason I've set up this poll is to determine when people (at least the PF members) first marry. Do PF members tend to marry young, or older?

    Within my own family, I've noticed members of my mother's side of the family tend to marry late (if they marry at all), and members of my father's side of the family tend to marry early. As I'm 40 and still single, I wanted to get a sense of whether that is common in the PF population.
     
  15. May 24, 2016 #14

    Bandersnatch

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    I meant that it's not unambiguous whether you meant the first marriage, or the current one. Don't take it too personally, I was drunk when I wrote it, so it comes off as more belligerent than I'd normally intend.
     
  16. May 24, 2016 #15

    Jonathan Scott

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    OK, first time - that wasn't clear from the initial post. Personally I don't count the first time, as that's when I got it wrong, and it didn't last very long. The last time is when I think I got it right, and has lasted many times longer.
     
  17. May 24, 2016 #16

    Bandersnatch

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    The statistics don't bode well for my matrimonial options, unless I get on to it really fast. :/
     
  18. May 24, 2016 #17

    StatGuy2000

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    Fair enough. I should add that the poll wasn't intended to ask whether the (first) marriage was right or not, or happy or not, merely when you were first married. I admit that the question should have been more explicit about this.
     
  19. May 24, 2016 #18

    davenn

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  20. May 25, 2016 #19

    MarneMath

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    I was 20. At one point in my life I was one of the "married, with children and planning to go to graduate school." I still remember having to dumpster dive to feed my family. Thankfully my daughter doesn't :D.
     
  21. May 25, 2016 #20
    My wife and I were both 31. We just celebrated our 28th anniversary in Feb.
     
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