Some of us are lucky enough to find the love of our lives quite early on, but for many more of us, the One takes a longer time to show up. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t worry too much about how old you’ll be when you walk down the aisle.
1. The older you get, the more mature you are
When you’re young, your personality and tastes are still in flux and subject to change. It’s a bit of a cliché, but the most important and long-lasting relationship you will ever have is with yourself, so take the time to experience what the world has to offer, and give your personality time to settle down before settling down with someone else.
2. The older you get, the more financially stable you are.
It takes many people their twenties and a good part of their thirties to reach their desired level of financial stability, unless you’re the inventor of Snapchat or something. You’re more likely to be at this level if you marry when you’re older; not only will you be able to spend as much as you like on the wedding and honeymoon that you want, but the cost won’t leave your bank account gasping for air.
3. The older you get, the less scared of money you’ll be.
As you become a real grown-up, you’ll be able to discuss and handle financial issues which are crucial to a successful marriage without freaking out or seeing them as a distant problem that you can handle later. These include who will be the primary breadwinner, what level of debt you’re comfortable with and what you want your retirement to look like. Cash me outside, how about that?
4. You’ll have had the time to become your own person.
It’s a symbol of true love that you can rely on your person, but people who have learnt to stand on their own two feet and fend for themselves know that they don’t need a ‘better half’ – they need a soulmate.
5. Good things come to those who wait.
In Maltese, they say that min jistenna jithenna (although the less generous version is min jistenna jitherra). We’ll go with the former.