In Singapore, more people are choosing to marry later than ever before. According to the annual Department of Statistics report on marriages and divorces, the age group for women marrying has shifted from 25-29 years old in 2004 to 30-34 years old in 2014 (while for men it has remained the same at 30-34 years old.) Many people cite a lack of mental preparedness, priority of their career and concerns about finances as the top reasons why they choose to wait a while until getting married in Singapore.
No matter what your family and friends say, it is ultimately up to you and your partner to decide when and how to marry. It’s nobody’s business but your own. Understanding the risks and rewards of tying the knot later in your life can help you decide whether to delay your marriage. Here are some pros and cons to think about.
Text: The New Savvy
Additional reporting: Karen Fong
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