Young, Gay . . . and Married

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    Aug 24, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    People Magazine gave their recent cover story to Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi for their marriage last weekend. It's a bit weird that my Mom seems to be more up to date on gay marriage news than I am, but I think that's a good thing.

    I was perusing some profiles on here and saw a younger gentlemen who was recently married. He was 20, and it blows my mind a little bit, since I've barely had enough luck to find a significant relationship, let alone to consider marriage. In any regard, I am happy for every person who is in a relationship and willing to make a commitment. Congrats to all those who have found it!

    I never considered that all the photos of happily married gay couples are usually in their 30s, 40s, and above. I'm curious--do any of you know a "younger" gay couple who are legally married?
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    Aug 24, 2008 9:03 PM GMT
    I know a couple around that age (18-21) online too who got the domestic partnership (or something) form before the California law got passed. icon_razz.gif

    I'll check to see if they got married or something.

    Mixed race couple too, Chinese and White.
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    Aug 24, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    I have a friend that is 24, and his husband is 30. The 24yr old has a 5yr old daughter with his ex-wife. icon_eek.gif Talk about starting young. My own relationship experience and growth would tell me I'm ready for a marriage, with the RIGHT guy!
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    Aug 25, 2008 12:09 AM GMT
    I got married when I was 29. My partner was 27 at the time. Does that count, or are we still too old? icon_biggrin.gif
    Other than us, I don't know any young married gay couples.
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    Aug 25, 2008 12:14 AM GMT
    It must be something in the air. Yesterday, 2 people asked me if my boyfriend and I were engaged. Im 30 and he is 24. I probably am ready for marriage but I dont think my boyfriend would think about it for another couple of years.
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    Aug 25, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
    With marriage equality just one election away from becoming a reality in New York state I know a few couples that are pawing at the gate ready to get hitched. It is astounding. I know people who were in the Matachine society and cruised the same toilets as James Baldwin. And now marriage is becoming a reality. It boggles the mind.
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    Aug 25, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    Hmmm... A lot comes up for me with this topic, mostly the idea of young people being "ready" to marry. Marriage itself is a difficult experience and being "ready" I think as a distraction. Being married prepares you for being married, it is the doing it that gives you the skills to be in it. Some arbitrary age or number of prior relationships seems relevant, even though it is not quite on the mark. Committing to a relationship gives you the ability to continually commit to a relationship.
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    Aug 25, 2008 2:09 AM GMT
    I've been in a relationship since I was 17, we married when I was 22. We celebrated our 6th anniversary this June.

    When you meet the right person and it all clicks, it all clicks. *shrug*
  • mexi_boy

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    Aug 25, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    One of my friends is in the mid 20's, he is thinking get marry soon!
    I think he should re-considered, but i after all, i just hope he will have happiness! icon_smile.gif

    In the other hand, i can't find mister right! Any takers? Anyone free?