Teen sensation Justin Bieber already has marriage on the mind, reports People.  When asked where he sees himself in five years, the 17-year-old pop singer told Women’s Wear Daily, “By 25 or 26, I want to see myself, like, married or start looking for a family.  I want to be a young dad. I want to be able to have done what I wanted to do — to be successful, to do a movie or whatever.”

Is age a factor when it comes to marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Though the age-old mantra “age is just a number” often holds merit, it’s important to take age into consideration when committing to marriage.  Here are a few things to consider before making a decision:

1. Future experiences: When you truly love someone, you shouldn’t feel like you’re giving anything up.  When you marry, you potentially forever rule out any future relationships.  At a young age, you are giving up a lot of future relationships.  Be sure that you don’t feel as though you’re missing out.

2. Your goals: When you’re young, you don’t always have your priorities set in stone.  You may mature and decide to take your life in a different direction.  Be confident with your place in life before marrying.

3. The age of your partner: Though you may be the rare young person who is mentally prepared for a marriage, your partner may not be.  Make sure that your partner is as ready as you are for this commitment.

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