This is kind of a weird question, but after the past few months I've been noticing a lot more people in my age bracket (18-22 years old) starting to get hitched and I can't help but ask you guys what your thoughts are on this. For example, I recently joined a business fraternity and befriended a guy in my pledge class who is married. After talking to him some I discovered that he and the gal got engaged after only dating for around 8 months and were married within a year of the proposal. The crazy part of this is that they started dating when they were 17 and were married before even turning 19. Now I know this isn't new and I know that in the days of yore getting married at this age and earlier wasn't uncommon, but I can't help but wonder what the parents had to be thinking to allow their children to get married at such a young age. Not only that, but I have to wonder what the guy and his girl had to be thinking in order to go through with such a huge life choice. Anyways, I guess what I'm asking is this: do you think getting married before, during, or immediately after college is too young? Do you think people know themselves well enough to make such an important life choice? Do you think couples marrying that young will last? Get divorced? Feel free to throw in any personal stories if you think it helps make your case. I know that while I have no plans on getting married till I'm at least 28 and financially stable, I'd still like some advice on the matter so I can know what to look for in a partner and in myself to know whether or not I'm really ready.