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Selenae wrote:

I would love nothing more than to have someone to share the rest of my life with. But currently, for me, marriage is a dream, and nothing more.


;_; You should add "for now" after Marriage is a dream. Considering it can be a reality at any point.
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Looking at the risk/reward involved makes it something I wouldn't do. But I feel that's because I'm a man, and not a woman.

50% of marriages end in divorce. divorced (or widowed) men have upwards of a 39% chance higher of committing suicide. That's right, you have better odds of winning Russian Roulette. [If you doubt my statistics, go ahead and google it.]

As a man, you're less likely to win a custody battle for your children. [hello child support, which if you fail to do you will be imprisoned]
If there's a domestic violence case, you're probably going to be arrested even if you're the victim. (Violence Against Women Act)

The negatives I can list just goes on and on.

If I want a child I'll adopt one. If I'm lonely I'll get a dog. If I'm horny there's one night stands and prostitutes.

Marriage is just too risky from my point of view.
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Posted 7/9/15
I'd like to get married one day
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24 / F / The moon
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In my opinion, if you're in love and happy you don't have to marry. It's just a piece of paper, but if you want to then go ahead. The divorce rates in America are high that it isn't funny.
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There are certain financial and legal benefits that married couples receive, but if those weren't a factor I can't think of any non-religious factors that make marriage very desirable or necessary. Seems enough to me that the people love each other.
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Is that from Merlin?
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34, I am thinking it is kind of important. Problem is, at this age, I have become hard working, extremely self sufficient, and dead set in my ways. I have a lot to offer, but on the same token, I am going to be kind of stubborn and less willing to change my ways. I want a family, and someone to share my life with, and that feeling is even stronger after most of the people I was closest to in my life passed away over the last couple years.
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24 / M / San Francisco Bay...
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It's hard to say how important marriage is important to my life own personal right now. It's going to depend if I meet the right person, or if I already met him, etc.

That said, as an institution, I think marriage serves a legitimate purpose. Pragmatically, marriage is about two individuals being treated as one family unit in all walks of life; you are literally becoming family with one. And if you are in fact so close with someone that you'd want to be with them forever, marriage can only ever serve as a convenience.
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I dont need a piece of paper to tell me how much i love that person. Sorry
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I'm only 20 years old, so I don't have a ton of life experience when it comes to relationships. I'm also not religious, so I have no real influence there either. However, I can say that at this point I feel like marriage is only as important as you make it.

For me, I don't entirely see the point. Aside from possible benefits from the government (as well as some problems if a divorce happens), I don't see much of a point. If you want to stay in a long term relationship then there's no one stopping you. There's no age where you have to get married by law.

Honestly, aside from some legal benefits and possible religious reasons, there's no real reason to get married.
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Been there,done that.It's not important and it's prior importance caused more trouble than it was worth.Hence, it's declining participation. Pass!
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It isn't important, not anymore. Feminism destroyed marriage.
Don't bother.
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Fjallrav wrote:

I'm only 20 years old, so I don't have a ton of life experience when it comes to relationships. I'm also not religious, so I have no real influence there either. However, I can say that at this point I feel like marriage is only as important as you make it.

For me, I don't entirely see the point. Aside from possible benefits from the government (as well as some problems if a divorce happens), I don't see much of a point. If you want to stay in a long term relationship then there's no one stopping you. There's no age where you have to get married by law.

Honestly, aside from some legal benefits and possible religious reasons, there's no real reason to get married.


I too am 20. Pretty much this.
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Marriage is good if you plan on children gives a sense of stability and kids like to feel secure
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