I forget that people aren’t familiar with the fact that people in the South really do get married earlier
like when I first moved here it was really weird and still largely is
but I don’t know anyone in New York my age-ish that’s married, even if they’ve been dating several years and/or have kids together already
like in my family no one gets married and/or even engaged until they’ve had at least one kid together
But I have quite a few married and engaged friends here in North Carolina
but hey whatever
get married whenever
as long as you’re both consenting adults
I wonder how many of these people freaking out are pro-gay marriage
I believe in marriage rights regardless of demographics
as long as you’re all consenting adults
(and no this is not me equating the issue of young and gay marriage. I’m just saying you can’t make a statement to support one issue but then not consider it in another scenario)
So yeah. Just because people don’t get married/engaged where you’re from at this age, consider it a part of your culture, don’t judge the behavior of others.
it mostly just freaks me the fuck out because i’m 20 and i don’t even have a boyfriend. I’m not emotionally stable enough to have a boyfriend, much less a husband. but i guess if you’re getting married, you consider yourself mature enough to handle that. It’s not age discrimination so much as a “put myself in her boots and i would be quaking in them” kind of thing.