[quote="Katie966, post:16, topic:239653"]
I think the trend is actually the opposite- people are getting married later or not at all.
Each person's situation is different and depends on a lot of different factors. Some people have the means to start a family right after college, some do not. Some people met the right person by the time they graduated, some haven't.
It's just as unfair to assume that people who marry early in their early twenties are ill-equipped for life as it is to assume that people who marry a bit later are somehow prolonging their adolescence, or wrong for spending some time figuring out their lives.
I agree. Here in NJ, it's not unusual for people to marry in their late 30's. Some marry later and have one child, if any. But, our state isn't known for it's church-going Catholic community either.
I was 20, and my husband 25, when we married. We have been married for 17+ years. I know people who married in their 30's when they were supposed to have been better prepared (according to the general thoughts of society) and they didn't make it a year. :shrug: