Regarding the question if most people consider getting engaged at 17 too young, it would depend on the community or region they are in and their personal beliefs.
In general, some people may consider 17 years old too young to get engaged and married, as 17-year-olds are still considered minors and are not legally able to make certain decisions without the consent of a parent or guardian.
The average age of people who apply for marriage licenses in the United States is around 29 for men and 27 for women, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this data may not be entirely representative of the population as a whole and that many factors can influence the age at which people decide to get married, including personal, cultural, and societal factors.
Additionally, some may feel that 17-year-olds may not be emotionally or mentally mature enough to make such a big commitment.
Others may have a different point of view, they may believe that as long as the couple is happy and committed, age does not matter. Again, it’s important to remember that cultural norms and values can also vary within the US and this may affect people’s perspective on this matter.
It’s important for individuals considering getting engaged at 17 to consider their readiness and commitment for the long-term relationship, to have open and honest conversations with each other, their families and trusted adults, as well as to consider the legal and cultural context in which they are in.