According to the PewResearch Center, a 2008 survey census showed that 26 percent of 20-somethings were married. That is in comparison to the nearly 68 percent of young adults that were married in 1960. However, even though people are getting married at an older age, 26 percent is still a very high number. Your 20s are some of the best years of your life, even after college. Getting married may seem like a good idea, but there are just too many reasons to wait until later on in your life. Here are the reasons why you should get married later rather than sooner.
Your Partying Days Are Over
Say goodbye to fun. No more going out to the bars, frat parties, and/or "hittin da clubs" till the wee hours of the morning. Even if you may think that as a married couple, you and your significant other will be a "fun" married couple and go out all the time, it's very unlikely that will happen. If it does happen, you won't be spending that time with your friends; you'll be spending that time trying to avoid getting jealous as other people hit on your wife or husband, and vice versa.
Even if they aren't being hit on, you'll constantly be worried about it happening. Plus, if you're married, don't even think about going out by yourself. Your woman or man may say that it's okay, but in reality, they'll be pissed if you leave them at home by themselves. As a Millenial in my early mid-twenties that recently graduated college, leaving behind a time of constant partying, drinking, and rowdiness, a wed relationship is a pretty big responsibility.
Being married brings a whole heap of responsibility to become accustomed to. Not only do you have to manage your own life, but your partner's life, as well. You two are intertwined, and the other's personal well being is now partially up to you to maintain. Not only do you have to worry about the happiness of another person, but now you also have worry about paying double the bills, double the insurance, balancing your career and home life, etc.
You Still Have Some Maturing To Do
Let's be honest, young twenty-somethings are not mature for the most part, and they are certainly not the most responsible. The 20s are a time for having fun and learning about who you are as a person. It is a time to explore not only the world, but also yourself. It is a time to grow, to struggle, and to understand your strengths and your shortcomings. You have to be a mature enough adult to be willing to give up your freedom to be with the person you love.
Say Goodbye To Freedom
Being single grants the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want. You make your own schedule and run on your own time. Being single allows you to explore new hobbies and do activities that you probably wouldn't do if you were married. You can travel to new places, meet new people, and meet new members of the opposite sex. You can talk to any girl or guy you want without getting the stink eye from your partner across the room. You can walk around naked and let the dishes sit in the sink for days at a time. You are the master of your domain.
Sex Becomes… Monotonous?
Oh, and not to mention, if you aren't married, you can have sex with many different people. It's actually pretty awesome. Granted, you can do that while you ARE married, but it's frowned upon… to say the least.
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