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#1 ChronoTrigger

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:28 AM

I'm 28 and still single, and depressed because I haven't found anyone yet.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

My brother married at 28 and she was so very worth waiting for. Our cousin and his wife were 38 by the time they found each other and got married. They are so great together, and had 3 beautiful little girls.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:39 AM

Then I guess I shouldn't worry about when, but who I marry, and trust things will happen in the Lord's time.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:43 AM

27. Still did not feel too old.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:57 AM

Then I guess I shouldn't worry about when, but who I marry, and trust things will happen in the Lord's time.


Easier said than done, I know. :) In the meantime, figure out what you love to do and do a lot of it. Grow in every way you can. Travel. Enjoy life. Date a lot and have fun. Life isn't only about finding love.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

Easier said than done, I know. :) In the meantime, figure out what you love to do and do a lot of it. Grow in every way you can. Travel. Enjoy life. Date a lot and have fun. Life isn't only about finding love.


Thanks for the advice! What I'm also trying to do is save money. I want to be able to support a family.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

I wanted to wait 'til I grew up, but at 31 realized that wasn't going to happen...so took the plunge. :-)

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

27 and my wife was 29...yes she robbed the cradle. :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:03 PM

27 and my wife was 29...yes she robbed the cradle. :rolleyes:


Or you robbed the grave....
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

Speaking of cradle-robbing, my 25-year-old self married 20-year-old Sister Vort. I have always maintained it's easier to marry 'em young and raise 'em yourself. That way, you know it's done right.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:16 PM

My daughter was 35 when she married. Her husband was 27. She basically had to travel half way around the world to find her man--South Korea. Edit: I was 26 years old, my husband 28.

Edited by classylady, 23 September 2013 - 03:19 PM.


#12 Eowyn

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

Speaking of cradle-robbing, my 25-year-old self married 20-year-old Sister Vort. I have always maintained it's easier to marry 'em young and raise 'em yourself. That way, you know it's done right.


Those are the ages DH and I were, but I can't say who raised whom.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:54 PM

I have always maintained it's easier to marry 'em young and raise 'em yourself. That way, you know it's done right.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

24 FIrst time, 35 second time. But I have a friend that is 41 and just got married for the first time last week. And another friend that was 30 and felt like she was never going to get married, then was married just a few months later....it could happen fast.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:57 PM

Speaking of cradle-robbing, my 25-year-old self married 20-year-old Sister Vort. I have always maintained it's easier to marry 'em young and raise 'em yourself. That way, you know it's done right.


I was 26, Mr. Anatess was 21. You are so right about that...
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

Married at 25, divorced at 34. So, here's some encouragement that it could be worse?

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

Married at 27.
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:16 PM

Speaking of cradle-robbing, my 25-year-old self married 20-year-old Sister Vort. I have always maintained it's easier to marry 'em young and raise 'em yourself. That way, you know it's done right.


Either that or she is teaching an old dog new tricks. :P


I was an old lady when I married my much younger man. It's tough being single in this church past a certain age. I found that I was happiest when I wasn't stressing about being single and alone and instead focusing on serving others and improving myself.

I didn't think I'd get married in this life....I had hope, but the reality was I wasn't likely to get married. I continued to try to be attractive (not just looks but in character and personality) not just to find a man, but because I knew that the Lord wanted me to be the best I can be. I was surprised when I started dating my now husband; not only that I had finally found someone to date, but that I was attracted to such a younger man.

So, I can say with experience...don't stress about being single. Work on yourself and serve others. And keep an open mind to dating people--don't rule out people automatically. You might be surprised at the gems you'll find even if you thought they weren't "your type."
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#19 prisonchaplain

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:27 PM

My wife was 7 years younger than me [edit: and still is]. Nevertheless, she's done a fine job of raising me. :-)

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#20 ChronoTrigger

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

I need to try a better singles ward. haha




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