This is interesting. I hope more people chime in. Unfortunately, I did not offer any sort of advice to my kids about getting married (guess I was absent that day). Apparently, I should have.
My oldest child (22) was married at 19. So far, so good but since his wife is in college and my son is not, divorce in inevitable (my DIL will out grow my son). He will be crushed when the time comes. OMG, he'll probably be living in my basement. UGH.
My middle child (21) dates the United Nations. I doubt he will settle for any one girl. He likes them in all colors, sizes, and nationalities. I will probably have grandchildren in 15 countries and never meet any of them. Heck, for all I know, I could be a grandmother right now!
I finally had "the talk" with my baby, age 11. He cannot get married until he has a Master's degree. He must marry a girl with a good sense of humor and she has to "fit" into this cast of characters we call a family. I don't know how much longer he will continue to believe this to be true. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!