Ok, attention all you tamagotchi owners! This is really important so keep reading! Make sure to marry your tamagotchi away to the matchmaker or a friend's tamagotchi because if you don't before the age of 10 yrs., then your tama will grow old [ like mine ] and will not be able to marry anymore. You will have to painfully watch it die for about a month or so. [ tamagotchis live up to 31 yrs. of age: 31 days in our time ] And this will be VERY bad for a tamagotchi owner who owned a large amount of items and points plus had a very cute tamagotchi before it grew old. I had many items, 9999 points, and had a very cute tama named KIPER. [ i wanted to spell it KIPPER with an extra P but you can only input 5 letters on the tamagotchi name thing.