Average age of marriage for men was 25-29 and 20-25 for women. Normally groom was older or ever much older than his bride. Sometimes it happened that old man would stand beside his very young bride. Cases of older women getting married also occurred. Men were usually older as they were expected to have an economic status, providing for family. Often it would take years to get parent’s property. Marriage was a contract, method of gaining influence or a way to get proper political allies. Ladies were ignored and often became burden for parents and there were only two other options marriage or monastery.