The importance of marriage & its effects on protecting young men & women from fornication & sexual deviation is a matter that is well known to people of knowledge, wisdom, & foresight.
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said,
O group of youth: Whoever from you is able to pay the dowry (Mahr), then let him marry, for that will better help you protect your private parts (from evil) & will better help you lower your gazes. & whoever is not able (to pay the dowry), then upon him is fasting, for it decreases his sexual drive.Indeed a noble cause it is for scholars, parents, writers, & those who are respected in society to work together, finding practical ways to help realize early marriage for individuals in our Muslim societies, a cause that can be furthered by mutual counsel, cooperation, & theoretical as well as practical studies. Such efforts will - if Allah wills - benefit society & protect it from the evil effects of late marriage.
[Credit goes to 'What Must Be Known About Islam', a comprehensive book, compiled by Muhammad bin 'Ali Al-Arfaj, translated by Darussalam, global leaders in Islamic books.]