Normally, in African society once a man get to the age of 30-35 years, it's expected that he gets married and start up his own family. The same thing is expected of a lady/woman when she gets to the age of 21 years upwards.
Some people actually don't get married but are established in life. Some even have their own kids without getting married. So, does one have to be married to be seen as a responsible individual? Is marriage really that important?