Re: Does age really matter when it comes to love?
Love and marriage are two different things. I think it's possible to really love someone at 17, but that's no reason to rush marriage. There are a lot of other things that go into marriage than love, believe it or not.
I think it's fine to be in love and to believe it will last forever. But the fact of the matter is, life will mold and shape who you are, jobs, friends, losses, college, successes, failures, and you will not be the same person at 30 as you are at 17. You won't even be the same person at 21 as you are at 17. The real test is whether you guys can grow and change together without growing apart, smothering each other, or outgrowing each other. There's a reason why the divorce rate among couples who marry at 24 or younger is sooo much higher than older couples.
It's fine to be in love. But give it some time before you rush into marriage. Marriage is a whole other ball game. Just enjoy being young and in love.