There are lots of reasons to not get married before the age of 25. Of course, like most girls, we want it all. The perfect job, a nice house, and most importantly to find that one person we want to spend the rest of our lives with. But whoever put the idea in our heads that we should have it all figured out by the time we are 25, well, we’ve got some news for them! Here are 5 reasons to not get married before the age of 25.
1 Never Settle
When it comes to being in a relationship, don’t think that you should stay with someone just because you have a history together. Sure, you’ve been together for 5 years, and the thought of starting over with someone new just makes the reality of getting married seem farther and farther away. But hey, that’s ok. Imagine that the relationship that you are in right now isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Is your man putting in the same amount of effort into wanting to spend the rest of his life with you, or are you just “comfortable”? Well, sweatpants are also comfortable, but that doesn’t mean I want to wear them every day for the rest of my life. The chance to find the love of your life is one of the top reasons to not get married before the age of 25.
2 The World is Bigger than You Think
Sure, you’ve lived in the same town your whole life, everybody knows your name, and the setting just seems picture perfect. What is your dilemma? Well, you know every single guy in town, and the thought of spending the rest of your life with someone who never plans on leaving makes you a little claustrophobic. The world is yours, so why not try something different? Take the leap and move somewhere new! Going out and meeting new people that know nothing about you in a totally new atmosphere, definitely helps you open up more. There are thousands of fish in the sea, so stop trying to fish out of the small pond.
3 Travel, Travel, Travel!
Buy that plane ticket, stand on the edge of a mountain, scuba dive somewhere tropical, try dog sledding in Alaska. The options are endless! Sometimes it’s good to get out there and explore the big wide wonderful world before you tie the knot…or have kids…or retire. The time is now. The white dress will still be there when you get back. Plus, your prince charming just might be your ski instructor.
4 Its 2018, Not 1940
We all want that picture perfect marriage like our grandparents have, but the true reality of it is…getting married today at 18 is not the same as it was back then. Don’t feel like you have to follow in the exact footprints of your parents or grandparents; everybody finds that special someone at different times in their life. It’s ok to set your own pace because age is just a number anyway. We know it’s tough always being the bridesmaid and not the bride, but trust me, your time will come.
5 Life Has No Order
Magazines, tv, social media. Its constantly telling us how we should go to college, get a job, buy a house, get married, have babies, etc. all in that order. But why? If you want to get a job, have a baby, buy a house, go to college and then get married, that’s perfectly fine too. Don’t think for one second you have to schedule your life to be like everybody else’s. This is your life, and you choose how you want it to be. If you have set deadlines for yourself, and want it all before you are 25, then go for it. But just remember, you can get married at 35, and that’s ok too. It's time you stop listening to the rest of the world and do things how you want to do it. Because in the end, life is too short to be unhappy.