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Ed Westwick Talks About Relationship With Jessica Szohr

Is It Hard to Settle Down in Your 20s?

Just like his character Chuck Bass, Ed Westwick is on the dating market — I think. It's hard to keep track of whether the young British actor is on again or off again with his costar lover, Jessica Szohr, and he doesn't think that should come as a surprise to anyone given his age. When discussing his relationship status, he told PopSugar Australia:

"I mean you know. It's a little like this and a little like that. Look, I’m 23. How tied down can somebody be at 23 these days?"

The ups and downs of young celebrity relationships always make the headlines, even though people in their 20s break up and get back together all the time. In fact, Ed thinks it's inevitable for young people to have varying relationship statuses. Do you agree that it's hard to settle down when you're young?

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ellolove ellolove 6 years
im in college and i am absolutely ready to get married. my boyfriend just has to say when! were both very family orientated and still are independant. it definately depends on the person you are though im not in to the party scene and stuff and my boyfriend gives me no reason not to be with him for the rest of my life i love him with all my heart and i know hes the one
ladylove004 ladylove004 6 years
age is just a number... if two people truly love eachother and have a great relationship that they both work hard to be in then why can't they settle down.
sourcherry sourcherry 6 years
For me it wouldn't be an option. I'm 21 and I could never imagine myself getting married until my late 20's. Maybe that's because I'm in college and at 23 I'll be just starting to look for a job, so my life will pretty unstable by then. I think it can be easier for people that started their careers earlier. Also, all the women in my family married later than the norm (in their 30's) and that's always been my reference. My ideal was never to start a family early, so I'm not thinking about marriage in a long time... But this is all based on my personal experience, I understand that different people in different stages in their lives can be absolutely ready by 23. It's all relative.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I got married at 23 and was one of the last few of my friends to do so. And everyone I know is still married, so I guess it doesn't seem that hard to me!
vanilla19 vanilla19 6 years
I know a lot of people who have gotten married in their early twenties. It doesn't work for everyone though, which is why the poll is 50/50. I'm only 18, but I can't imagine settling down until I'm at least maybe 24.
bryseana bryseana 6 years
It's not something I was ready for at 23. But my parents were married at 19. Everybody's different.
cdelaney cdelaney 6 years
I think it really depends on each person and what they want. There aren't cut and dry rules--what works for someone doesn't work for someone else. I think it is a matter of doing what is right for you and meeting the right person. I'm tired of hearing the phrase "settling down"--to me it sounds dated. Being committed to someone and sharing your lives isn't "settling down" or settling...you can have just as much fun and adventure being married as you do being single.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Maybe your late twenties, but I don't think it's necessarily wise to settle down in your early twenties (I'm not saying that it doesn't work for some people... to those of you who found your soulmates early and settled down young, I'm happy for ya). I think your twenties (or at least your early twenties) should be spent figuring out what you want to be and where you want to go in life. I'm only 23 and even though 28 is only five years away, I'm sure I'll be much different in certain areas of my life by that age. You grow and change so much during your twenties.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
I tried and failed. I got married at 24 and had a child at 26, and I know now that I got into it too early. I knew then, too, but I didn't listen to my gut. Now I'm a divorced mother and the "settle down" choice is no longer mine to make. Any choice I make for myself must also keep my daughter's interest in mind. That being said, it's not so bad. My kid is awesome. ;) I wouldn't trade her for the world.
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 6 years
I agree with him it is hard trying to stay in a relationship when you are 20 something years old because you have so many choices.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I think it depends a lot on where you live. I would imagine that it's impossible to settle down at 23 when you're an actor in New York or LA. And who would even want to try? I grew up in a small town, and all my high school classmates are married (I'm 26), many with kids. But now I live in a city, and no one I know from college or law school got married at 23. I think it would have been really hard to settle down that young.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I know a few people who were married before 24. Most of them are already divorced, but some of them are still married and reasonably happy. I agree that it depends on where you are in life, your reasons for getting married, and your maturity.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
In my case it is hard to settle down. I want to do so many things with my life that there is no room for a too serious relationship ( like marriage or living with a boyfriend). I want to do everything I need to do before I get marry or in a very serious relationship-- to me , marriage is commitment, is having to give up certain things for that person, and I'm just not ready yet.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
What sevendayrain said. It depends on the type of person you are, where you are in your life, and who you meet when. I happened to meet my husband in college -- I certainly wasn't looking to get married young (I was 23) -- I just met the right person at the right time. We were engaged my senior year in college and married while I was in law school. It's funny, a lot of my law school classmates were engaged/ married (a much greater percentage than my college group of friends).
mix-tape mix-tape 6 years
I said no because it is possible if you really care about that person, but it can be very tempting to wonder what else is out there, especially if you are a celebrity.
sevendayrain sevendayrain 6 years
I think that it depends on the person and where they are at that point in their life.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 6 years
I was married at 23. It can be done for sure.
Studio16 Studio16 6 years
My parents got married at 21 and 23, and they've been married for over 20 years now. It really isn't hard, it's just the whole different strokes for different folks thing. Some people are ready to settle down by 20. My parents were preppy, family-oriented college kids. Ed Westwick, on the other hand, does not strike me as preppy or family-oriented. (By that I mean he doesn't want to have kids just yet, not that he doesn't love his own family.) So of course it's going to be harder to him when he's focused on his acting career and having fun.
DiamondSkies DiamondSkies 6 years
Wow 50/50. That's interesting. I'm 24 and have been married for almost 5 years. It's not hard to settle down in your 20's. However, you have to want to and shouldn't be pressured into feeling like you have to. He's 23 and has somewhat celebrity status why shouldn't he have fun?
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