In our society 90 percent of all people will eventually marry, so many young people feel pressure to marry. Despite this statistic, more and more people are marrying later in life. For example, in 1993 the average woman married at age 24.5 and the average man married at age 26.5. These statistics may not surprise some people, but it is good for younger people to know that there should not be a rush to get married. The most important thing someone dating can do is be prepared and other things will fall into place.