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The purpose of this study was to determine the common themes for marital readiness, to evaluate the generalization to broader samples constituting of single individuals and to examine the factors associated with marital readiness. This study was designed using the exploratory sequential design, one of the mixed research methods. This study was carried out with a total of 1539 individuals in three study groups. In data analysis, thematic analysis, explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis, multivariate analysis of variance and regression analysis were used. Six themes were determined as the factors single young adult individuals give importance to for marital readiness. These themes were financial readiness, emotional readiness, interpersonal relationship readiness, family life and family roles readiness, sexual life readiness and social responsibility readiness. Factors that make newly-married individuals feel ready for marriage were financial readiness, emotional readiness, family life and family roles readiness and social responsibility readiness. The Areas where newly married individuals have problems in marriage were interpersonal relationships, family life responsibilities and financial issues. It was determined that the Marital Readiness Scale, developed in line with the aforementioned themes, was a valid and reliable measurement tool. In single young adult individuals’ marital readiness levels, there were differences in terms of sex, relationship status, work status and priority in life plan. The variables of age, ideal age of marriage and ideal time to get to know their partner were revealed to be related to marital readiness.