Thursday, June 28, 2012
why do people get married young?!
Posted by saaara
I haven't commented on the whole Miley Cyrus/Liam Hemsworth engagement since it happened last week, because I needed a little more time to gather my thoughts about it. And now that I have, I can describe it in one word: RIDONKULOUS.
Here's the deal. My mom got married when she was nineteen. But that was 1974 in Iran. And as much as she loves my dad, I know if she could go back and do it all over again with the same result, she would have wanted the opportunity to go on dates and have boyfriends and get married a little later in life. I got married when I was thirty and I know in most parts of the country (AKA red states) that's considered super old. The average marrying age for women in the US is somewhere around 26.5. So, assuming Miley takes about a year to plan her wedding, she'll still be more than six years below the average. Chances are, she'll be divorced before she hits 26. Did she learn nothing from Avril Lavigne and Derek whatever from Sum 41?
I realize that Liam Hemsworth is smoking hot and that if a girl is dating a super hot guy, she might be more inclined to marry him. But I also have it on good authority from girls that went to UCLA with my brother that they ran into Liam in Westwood a couple years ago when he was still dating Miley and he made out with one of them. So, he's kind of a cheater. I'm actually extremely confused as to why he proposed. He's getting pretty famous in his own right. He could marry anyone. He could choose not to have Billy Ray Cyrus as a father-in-law.
But enough about Miley and Liam. Truth be told, these beeotches have more money than God, have travelled all over the world, and basically the most exciting thing that they haven't done yet is get married and have their wedding picture on the cover of People Magazine. BUT what about the normal non-famous people who get married in their late teens or early twenties? Here's my theory: I think most of them are the religious types that decide they are going to wait 'til they get married to have sex. Which basically means they end up getting married way younger than all of us more reasonable people that were having sex all along-- just so they can finally bone. By the time they reach their thirties, they're bored and wishing they slept with more people. That's pretty much why Jessica Simpson divorced Nick Lachey. Crap! All roads lead back to celebrities.
Anyway, I just feel like it's a bad idea to get married before the age of 28 in the 21st century. Any younger and you don't really know who you are yet. But maybe I'm wrong here. A friend of mine is thirty-five and in a serious relationship and she was recently saying that when you already know yourself so well, it can make it harder to fit someone into your life. I guess sometimes knowing what you like and what you don't like can make you less malleable to what someone else wants out of life. But, personally, I think the mid-thirties is a good age to meet the one. After all, we are all living longer and longer. Back in the day, when you married someone you only thought it would be for like twenty years cause everyone was dead by their 40s. Are Miley and Liam really ready to spend the next seventy years together? I'll be stunned if they make it to three years.
Do you think when Liam proposed to Miley, instead of saying yes she actually nodded her head like "yeah", moved her hips like "yeah"? I do.