There are unique benefits that comes along side setting down early. When i say early, i mean between the ages of 20 – 29. Marriage in generally improves life expectancy, but delayed married have some negative impact on the lives of adult men and women.
Thankfully, our culture is one steeped in the believe of marriage and also celebrate the institution. I want tell you things no body told you about marrying early and why it is important to settle down immediately you have the funds.
The average age for Nigerians getting married has reached a historic high –27 for women and 29 for men — a jump from the 1990 average marrying age of 23 for women and 26 for men.
While delaying marriage has advantages — a lower divorce rate, higher income for women and fewer and less intense arguments between spouses — studies show there also may be benefits to tying the knot before age 30.
1. It could make you happier.
Yes. The feeling of settling down early can be soothing and satisfying . There is the pride you feel coming back home to someone who love you as much as you love them. According to the National Marriage Project’s 2013 “Knot Yet” report, the highest percentage of people ages 20 to 28 who consider themselves “highly satisfied” with their lives are married, as opposed to single or cohabiting.
2. Testing adult life
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Early marriage also gives a chance for two people to test the real adult life while still being young. They can live together, make a repair and changes in their apartment, buy their new car together, etc. If they like their marriage, they can turn it into a real life-long miracle.
3. You’ll make more money (at least if you’re a man).
There’s this cliché that married men earns more morning because of their martial status. An analysis of Nigerian Community Survey data from 2008 to 2010 revealed that among men in their mid-30s, those who married in their 20s had the highest levels of personal income. Economists have found, in general, that married men earn more than single men — even when you control for other factors like age and education.
4. You’ll have more sxx.
When couples marry young they tend to have more sxx than the average single guy. Couples who marry in their 20s tend to have more frequent sxx than those who marry later. Young people are known to be vibrant and very proactive and sxx are one of those things they get to do while bubbling with enough energy.
In a 2011 paper, a University professor wrote that “a four year increase in age at marriage is associated with a couple having sxx about one time less per month.” What’s more, married people as a whole have more sxx than their single counterparts. The sooner you marry, the more time you’ll be spending between the sheets.
5. No big expectations
One of the major benefits of early marriage is that the two people have no major expectations. This is their new experience. They build their family life brick by brick, they don’t have years of hope, ups and downs, understanding what the perfect marriage is, etc.
6. You’ll drink less alcohol.
When you have a family at home waiting on you, it would become difficult to hang out with your buddies to drink beer. Why? Well their is a sense of responsibility. This more often would deter you from indulging too much in such activities.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour found that married and engaged young adults reported lower frequency of drunkenness than those who are not in a serious romantic relationship.
7. Affordable wedding
According to Legit, When a couple is young their marriage usually doesn’t cost as much as the wedding of people who already have businesses or built a successful career. Besides, young men and women can find any event romantic, awesome, and incredible no matter how much money is spent.
8. There’s nothing to be gained from waiting — if you think you’re ready.
We certainly aren’t advocating a rush to the altar, no, that would be an unwise thing to do. But if you feel like you’re prepared for that next step, go for it. Research says there’s no advantage to delaying marriage just for the sake of delaying it. Once there’s fund and you think you are ready ? go for it.
A 2010 study by sociologists states that “A 25-year-old person who meets an excellent marriage prospect would be ill-advised to pass up that opportunity only because he/she feels not yet at the ideal age for marriage. Furthermore, delaying marriage beyond the mid-twenties will lead to the loss during a portion of young adulthood of any emotional and health beneﬁts that a good marriage would bring.”
9. Your Kids would Look like siblings
This is only very common with persons who marry young. The possibilities of giving birth right after marriage is high and you’d watch your kids grow into adults while till quite abit young yourselves. Secondly, you would have the chances to train them to higher education, help them build their dreams while you have enough time to pursue whatever dreams you might have been harbouring a long time.
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